Monthly Archives: September 2016

Bombay / Mumbai.

I was born in what was then known as Bombay. “Bombay” is an Anglicization of the Portuguese name “Bombaim,” which is believed to derive from the phrase “Bom Bahia,” or “Good Bay.” (Portugal held territories in western India until 1961). … Continue reading

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The Sialkot Saga.

It was during May of this glorious summer here that we had Vandana and Bala, visit us at home. The former is Manjiree’s elder sister and the latter her devoted husband. Bala and I share a passion for Indian authors … Continue reading

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The Secret Of Santa Vittoria.

I went through an emotional roller coaster yesterday during and after seeing this old classic with Anthony Quinn in the lead role. I was reading an anthology of articles on India when I got quite engrossed in one particular essay … Continue reading

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How Do You Identify Your Mojo.

This Friday’s LBC blog post’s title was suggested by Pravin whose take on this topic can be seen here. The other blogger who is sure to write Shackman’s post can be seen here. The latter is sure to have a … Continue reading

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Niche Marketing.

“A niche market is the subset of the market on which a specific product is focused. The market niche defines as the product features aimed at satisfying specific market needs, as well as the price range, production quality and the … Continue reading

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Freaky Ali.

Freaky Ali is loosely based on the old film Happy Gilmore that I had seen about a decade ago. Adam Sandler’s counterpart in the Hindi version that I saw yesterday is one of my all time favourites, Nawazuddin Siddiqui. Instead … Continue reading

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Simple Pleasures Of Life.

On the 3rd inst. Pune newspapers had an interesting article about one of India’s corporate icons Narayana Murthy. As my readers know, I am a great fan of the autorickshaw and use it frequently. I can quite understand the nostalgia … Continue reading

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On the assumption that I will see it if it was released in India because Tom Hanks is in it, Tammy advised me that she would be interested in reading my views about Sully before she actually saw it. In … Continue reading

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Domestic Chores.

Currently my responsibility as far as chores at home go are next to nothing! My son and daughter in love take care of almost everything and I am left alone to read, solve crossword puzzles, blog and see a lot … Continue reading

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My long felt yearning to see a full length movie of Jackie Chan got satisfied earlier this evening. I have however failed in connecting the title to the contents of the film. If someone who has seen the movie or … Continue reading

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