Monthly Archives: November 2011

Two Forwards.

I received two forwarded mails yesterday, and had a very unusual experience of listening to both one after the other. I find it difficult to express the emotions that I went through sitting through both. I hope that you go … Continue reading

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The Beginning Of Change?

I give below some links that show indications of change taking place in the USA and in India. The Era of Small and Many. Organic farming in India. Roof top kitchen gardens. After you have seen the last clip, please … Continue reading

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Stand-Up Passenger.

We have all heard of stand-up comedians. In fact, what will we do without them? There is also a stand-up philosopher, Tim Freke. I like Tim Freke. We share a spiritual mentor. Now comes something that had to happen. We … Continue reading

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Gratitude List – November 26, 2011

Saturday I was doubly blessed. My cousin Sampath drove down from Mumbai and spent three very short hours with us and left us wishing that he could have spent more time with us. My blogger friend Praveen who has become … Continue reading

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Gratitude.

Welcome to the Friday Loose Bloggers Consortium where twelve of us write on the same topic. Today’s topic has been chosen by Conrad. The eleven other bloggers who write regularly are, in alphabetical order, Ashok, Conrad, Delirious, gaelikaa, Grannymar, Magpie, … Continue reading

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Inheritence.

Family owned and run businesses in India are the rule rather than the exception in India. Bar the Tatas and to some extent the Birlas, almost all the other groups have splintered into many smaller groups due to inheritance problems … Continue reading

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What Do You Do?

I am sure that my readers will identify with me when I relate my reaction to this very common but annoying question “What do you do?” when one meets strangers for the first time. I have, the past few years, … Continue reading

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Ice Golas.

Gola in Hindi translates into ball. When we were young, one of the special treats that we would save up for to buy and enjoy was ice golas made by shaved ice being packed into a shape of a ball … Continue reading

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Suicide?

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The Swollen Head

Adj. 1. swollen-headed – characteristic of false pride; having an exaggerated sense of self-importance; “a conceited fool”; “an attitude of self-conceited arrogance”; “an egotistical disregard of others”; A friend who receives my blog posts by email everyday and occasionally visits … Continue reading

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