Monthly Archives: March 2015

How Old Is Old?

“Do you know how long a year takes when it’s going away?’ Dunbar repeated to Clevinger. ‘This long.’ He snapped his fingers. ‘A second ago you were stepping into college with your lungs full of fresh air. Today you’re an … Continue reading

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My Driving Skills.

Please do note that Donald is driving Daisy in India in a Right Hand Drive vehicle on the left side of the road. Very local! Not that this post is about Donald and Daisy, but that cartoon always stays in … Continue reading

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Worry!

I was preoccupied with a very difficult crossword puzzle when I was hailed from the veranda by a very young friend who wanted to say hello. He took one look at my face and asked why I looked so worried! I … Continue reading

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Let’s Twist Again!

A friend Marie has suggested that I learn these moves for my next command performance. Thank you Marie. Our dialogue went something like this: On receipt of the link I: “You are underestimating my skills!” Marie: “Video please, video please!” I … Continue reading

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A Working Peace System.

To the best of my knowledge, David Mitrany has been the only person who has really attempted to come up with a suggestion for a global working peace system. Unfortunately, he is not as well known as he should be … Continue reading

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Without Comment.

My blogger friend Cathy from New Zealand posted this anecdote on her Facebook page. “I saved a young Asian teenager who wasn’t looking at the road status – too busy chatting on her cellphone – from being mowed down by … Continue reading

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NH 10.

My date who preferred her siesta to going to a movie with me yesterday, decided exactly the opposite to day, treated me to a movie and even drove one way! We had a relaxed outing but the movie was anything … Continue reading

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The Second Best Marigold Hotel.

This film will not make any sense to someone who had not seen the prequel The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel which fortunately I had. My friend Ramesh with who I had gone to see the sequel had not and I … Continue reading

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Free Will.

I dedicate this post to Cheerful Monk who has had some interesting discussions with me on the idea of free will or the absence of it. On the same topic here is another take by a skeptic!

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Change!

A town that once went to bed early is now up well past midnight, with pubs, cafes & eateries staying open, hosting residents of a city that has changed from a pensioners’ paradise to a young metropolis. That is how … Continue reading

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