Monthly Archives: July 2017

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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Rain.

It has been raining almost non-stop since last Thursday and I ventured out of the house yesterday for a drive and some South Indian snack food in town. Between the car and the entrance to the restaurant, I got wet … Continue reading

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What We Need Most.

“What we need most, is not so much to realise the ideal as to idealise the real.” ~ Francis Herbert Hedge.

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Hidden Potential.

Nirai Kudam Neer Thalumbaadhu kurai kudam Koothadum நிறை குடம் நீர் தளும்பாது. குரை குடம் கூத்தாடும் Water From A Fully Filled Pot Will Not Spill Over. Water In A Partially Filled Vessel Will Dance Wildly. Let me share a personal story. This … Continue reading

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Mom.

It sounds odd that almost all the recent Hindi movies that I have been seeing are women centric and Mom brings up the latest in it. It has been touted as a come back film for Sridevi and if it … Continue reading

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Marginal Utility.

It has been a couple or more decades since I had to deal with this old chestnut. It is difficult to remember constantly that Pravin is very much younger and is quite capable of challenging my memory with such ideas … Continue reading

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Remembering Vs Doing.

My daughter in love Manjiree listens to the FM radio when she is busy in the kitchen and this morning she was listening to this lovely song from a nineties Bollywood movie. You can read the lyrics and the translation … Continue reading

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Attitude.

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