Monthly Archives: May 2013

Woolwich Again II.

I live in a country which has the world’s second largest Muslim population. I have lost friends to acts of terrorism on our soil. I have soldier friends who till today bear wounds acquired fighting an enemy sworn on Allah’s … Continue reading

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Tomorrow.

I hope that you enjoy reading this post on the weekly Friday Loose Bloggers Consortium where eleven of us write on the same topic. Today’s topic has been chosen by Grannymar. The ten other bloggers who write regularly are, in … Continue reading

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Woolwich Again.

This is an incisive and thought provoking article in the City Journal by a physician writer who has spent time within the prison system. Dr. Dalrymple concludes his article with : “What these cases show is that it is not … Continue reading

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The Eternal Triangle?

My mother never asked me that question but I can sympathise with Jim Brown for the predicament that he found himself in, as this is a question many mothers ask their sons after the latter gets married. My mother had … Continue reading

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“Rummy” Is Just One Of My Names,

As if I do not have enough trouble! My attention has just been drawn to this site with the question as to whether it belongs to me! You can click on it to enlarge it. I can assure all my … Continue reading

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The Gift Of Siblings.

This article could have been written by me, except that I am the Mark in the story and the age difference between me and the youngest, the sister Padmini is six years. I have read the book The Sibling Effect … Continue reading

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Jai Hind.

Jai Hind is Indian for Long Live India. I have been extremely cynical about my country’s political and bureaucratic leadership and have mixed feelings about its armed forces. Mixed in the last case because while by and large they are … Continue reading

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Woolwich.

Woolwich has become famous. Two British born converts to Islam have become famous. Imams and other Muslim leaders in Britain and other places have condemned the brutal murder of a random choice who just happened to be a soldier in … Continue reading

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Saying Goodbye.

I hope that you enjoy reading this post on the weekly Friday Loose Bloggers Consortium where eleven of us write on the same topic. Today’s topic has been chosen by Padmum. The ten other bloggers who write regularly are, in … Continue reading

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Chai.

Sometimes strange coincidences lead to topics for blog posts and this is one of them. On my post La Dolce Vita Grannymar has left a pithy comment – “Enjoy your chai!” That and another recent incident gave me the idea … Continue reading

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