Monthly Archives: February 2017

Lion (2016) Movie,

My children Manjiree and Ranjan insisted that I see Lion, and I am glad that they did. I would have gladly given it a miss had I depended on just the kind of publicity that it has received here. In … Continue reading

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Life With Social Media

Zero without it, is how I would start. I don’t use twitter unlike the guy in the cartoon. I however am quite active on FaceBook and WhatsApp.  These two are enough to give me sufficient activity to keep me out of … Continue reading

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Irada.

Two of my favourite actors, Naseeruddin Shah and Arshad Warsi act in Irada and that was the sole reason for my deciding to see it. I am glad that I did. It is not anything like the other films where … Continue reading

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Voting For Our Municipal Elections.

Elections to various local bodies were held yesterday in many parts of our state. Like I inevitably do, I voted too and here is proof! To those who are unfamiliar, in India, people returning to vote more than once can … Continue reading

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Accident Report.

I had come across this story through a forward from a cousin and had shared it with a number of my friends via email. “​SAD…BUT FUNNY​ Possibly the funniest story in a long while. This is a bricklayer’s accident report, … Continue reading

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Moonlight.

I was persuaded to watch Moonlight by a post that Anna has written reviewing it. Like in her post, the climate here too has changed to an unusually warm late February and it was nice to be in an air-conditioned … Continue reading

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Sicario.

A friend aware that I like to watch unusual movies, loaned me a DVD of Sicario. To call it an unusual movie is an understatement. It is so unusual that it makes it difficult to believe that such things can … Continue reading

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Consumerism.

1. Organised-efforts by individuals, groups, and governments to help protect consumers from policies and practices that infringe consumer rights to fair business practices. Consumer protection in India is very strong for those who are willing to take the pains to … Continue reading

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School Timings.

The inspiration for this post comes from this article that I came across earlier today. Regular readers of this blog know that I sit in my verandah for about an hour and a half every morning, observing among other things, … Continue reading

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Golden Jubilee Reunion.

It was in 1967 that 76 of us graduated from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, popularly known as the WIMWI. That is, it has been fifty years since that momentous year for us. To celebrate the occasion, 33 alumni … Continue reading

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