Monthly Archives: March 2017

MailChimp.

On getting an alert from Cheerful Monk, I too decided to shift my ‘advice by email of posts’ from Feedburner to MailChimp. Thanks to a resident geek in the form of my son Ranjan’s help, I was able to accomplish … Continue reading

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Perceptions.

“There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.” ~ Aldous Huxley It is odd that this topic has come about when I am still mulling over the effects of The Danger … Continue reading

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Languages.

This very technical article concludes that being bilingual is an advantage. So, how about someone who is multilingual? According to Census of India of 2001, India has 122 major languages and 1599 other languages. However, figures from other sources vary, … Continue reading

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Pen Pals.

No, I did not have to use a pencil to correspond with my pen pal. I had only one ever and he came about because of the United States Information Service’s library in Madras in the 1950s. My cousin was … Continue reading

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The Danger Of A Single Story.

This is a remarkable TED talk by a remarkable lady. I not only enjoyed hearing her talk, I went back and read the transcript too. Please do spend some time listening to her. Well worth the time you spend on … Continue reading

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Loss!

My blogger and virtual friend Marie posted this on her facebook page yesterday. Please click on the image for a larger resolution. Today is the eighth anniversary of the death of Urmeela. What the old man says resonates with me. … Continue reading

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Peace!

“We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.” ~ Dalai Lama XIV When I had suggested this topic for the weekly LBC blog posts, I had no idea about what I will write … Continue reading

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The Himba People of Namibia

My cousin Shankar who keeps coming up with amazing pieces of information sent this link to me which I want to share with my readers. We have a few such tribes still in existence in India too but they too … Continue reading

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Food For Thought.

When I looked around for an inspiring thought for today, I found this image in the internet. This took me on a different quest for something that I had read some time ago. Let me give my own reactions to … Continue reading

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