Monthly Archives: July 2017

Possibility Of Being A Saint In Suit.

I bet that Pravin who has suggested this topic has never heard of Leslie Charteris or Simon Templar         or The Saint. If he had, he would not have suggested this topic. Luckily for me, these three … Continue reading

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Dunkirk.

I had read about the gallant evacuation of around 330,000 British and French troops from Dunkirk during WWII and was quite keen to see it. When my retired soldier friend also expressed a desire, off we went earlier this afternoon … Continue reading

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Lipstick Under My Burkha.

Another woman centric film, Lipstick Under My Burkha  is worth every minute of watching time. I personally could not find anything that needed such drastic action by our censors where thankfully common sense seems to have eventually prevailed and the … Continue reading

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Real Age.

I received a suggestion from a friend that I take this quiz. I took it and found it amusing as it gave my age as 30. I passed it on to some friends and one particular exchange between me and … Continue reading

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Saved.

Yesterday was the birthday of a dear friend and ex colleague. I mixed up the dates and did not wish him a happy birthday. I realised the mistake this morning and sent him a note of apology via WhatsApp blaming … Continue reading

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Learning Never Stops.

As my readers know, I spend a lot of time solving crossword puzzles. In the process, I learn a number of new words and phrases. This one however is such a simple one but something that I had to wait … Continue reading

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Memory Trigger 18. Lullabies.

Cheerful Monk has this funny cartoon up in her post. Please click on the image for a larger resolution. This cartoon reminded me of two ancient stories which are family lore. When our son Ranjan was an infant we would … Continue reading

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Blue Collar Vs White Collar.

It has not yet come to Vs in India. It is still peaceful coexistence, albeit with a subtext of unease. The Blue Collar population striving hard to get its children move up the social and economic ladder by sending them … Continue reading

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Wow! What A Discovery!

I must have seen it any number of times during my many stays and visits to Mumbai. I never gave it a second thought, taking it for granted as being part of the landscape. Gilbert Hill is easily a remarkable … Continue reading

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Another Case Of Doppelgängers!

This morning’s Pune Times had a news item with a photograph of a very well known producer of movies and I couldn’t resist thinking that he looked so much like a movie star. Unfortunately, the link does not show the … Continue reading

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