Monthly Archives: February 2014

Winds.

I hope that you enjoy reading this post on the weekly Friday Loose Bloggers Consortium where six of us write on the same topic. Today’s topic was chosen by Padmum, who will however not be writing the week’s LBC post … Continue reading

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The Streets Are Alive.

My childhood and boyhood was spent in two gated communities and two homes in cul de sacs where my siblings and I along with other neighbourhood friends could play all kinds of games particularly cricket.  My cousins in Chennai and … Continue reading

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OMG – Oh My God.

I bought the DVD of this Hindi film about two months ago on the advise of my good friend Ramesh who was all praise for it.  I had not found the time to see it till yesterday and I thoroughly … Continue reading

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Not Like The Movies.

I hope that you enjoy reading this post on the weekly Friday Loose Bloggers Consortium where six of us write on the same topic. Today’s topic was chosen by Will Knott, who will however not be writing the week’s LBC … Continue reading

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Ethnicity.

I do not know if this ad ran or not during the Super Bowl. It was sent to me by an American of Indian origin who knows my own angst about being called a Hindu. Like the American Indian, or … Continue reading

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Ranjan For Vipassana Retreat.

Something about me must have impressed Ranjan who suddenly decided that he too would like to learn Vipassana Meditation and registered for a ten day camp at Markal, twenty kms away from Pune. Two things that are important for me … Continue reading

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Contented Hens II.

On reading my earlier post Cheerful Monk commented “That reminds me of old ads for Carnation milk — “the milk from contented cows.” So, I updated the post on facebook which now reads as follows. Please click on the image … Continue reading

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Contented Hens.

My nephew Sundar and I had this very interesting exchange on Facebook. Please click on the image to get an enlarged version. Sundar is die hard Wodehouse fan as I am too and this quote must be about the best … Continue reading

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Fraud.

My whole life I’ve been a fraud. I’m not exaggerating. Pretty much all I’ve ever done all the time is try to create a certain impression of me in other people. Mostly to be liked or admired. It’s a little … Continue reading

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The Notebook.

Quite how I got interested in seeing The Notebook is a mystery to me but I did pick up the idea from something I read somewhere and sent for a DVD which strangely enough came on the 13th inst.  I … Continue reading

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