Monthly Archives: December 2014

It is Sunday.

Start every day with a smile, and get it over with ~ W.C. Fields For me every day is Sunday so it hardly makes any difference from day to day.  Getting over with it everyday too is no big deal. … Continue reading

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Comfort Zone.

When I go visiting my brothers, sister and / or friends as a houseguest, I am inevitably enveloped in pots of love and given special attention and spoiled silly. It makes for great feeling and bonding for a few days … Continue reading

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Sorry, Wrong Number!

I have been trying to speak to a friend in South India on the telephone without any success the last two weeks. Every time I called, I would get a message that his phone was switched off.   My imagination working … Continue reading

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Ippadikku, A Short Film.

My readers will recollect my blog post on the postcard that I received and how that post led me to make two new young friends. Subsequent to the meeting at my home the three of us had another occasion to … Continue reading

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Love’s Labour Lost.

This topic was suggested by Maria the gaelikaa for the weekly Friday Loose Bloggers Consortium where currently seven of us write on the same topic every Friday. This is part of a series of Shakespeare titles that Maria had come … Continue reading

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Combat Of Shadows.

When I was with my friends Neena and Anil in Delhi during the second week of November, while we were discussing books, Anil suggested that I read Combat of Shadows, a book by Manohar Malgonkar. He did this because he … Continue reading

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Statue For Gandhi in London.

The Indian Weekly magazine Outlook, has a regular feature that publishes some letters to the editors From the the foreign press. This column is called “Par Avion” and this week has this letter in the Daily Telegraph featured; Say Statue. … Continue reading

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India, My Beloved India!

Just about every visitor to India has said that India is a land of contrasts and most of them do not stop with that and go on to use many other adjectives. For the purpose of this post, I shall … Continue reading

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The Art of Stillness : Adventures In Going Nowhere. A Review.

Pico Iyer‘s pedigree has always fascinated me and I have tried to read as much of his writings as possible. He is half Iyer, the Surname/Caste to which I belong, born and brought up in the UK and the USA … Continue reading

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O2 – Mobile Phone Customer Service Or Disservice!

My brother Barath recently had a hilarious chat with a customer service representative of O2 which I reproduce below later.  Please be patient and read through to the end.  You will have a few laughs if nothing else.  He eventually … Continue reading

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