Monthly Archives: September 2017

Rice Seedlings Transplantation.

Continuing from where I left off about my friend in the hinterland farming for rice, here is how he transplants seedlings now. My friend Babu has sent the image to assuage the concerns that Tammy had expressed in her comments … Continue reading

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Rice Harvest.

This photograph is that of a very close family friend who is among the very few still farming in my native district and close to the farm house where my father had lived post his retirement. Most of his contemporaries … Continue reading

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Cause And Effect.

No, I don’t intend to bore my readers with Newton’s third law or the butterfly effect. I simply want to share a few stories. I smoked cigarettes and cigars from when I was about thirteen years old till just a … Continue reading

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The POTUS And India

I came across an interesting news item that I wish to share with my readers, particularly the ones from the USA. It is interesting for me because two buildings in my neighbourhood, just 200 Mts away as the crow flies … Continue reading

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Shubh Mangal Savdhan.

I had been seeing trailers for Shubh Mangal Savdhan the last few weeks and seeing two great young actors, Bhumi Pednekar and Ayushmann Khurrana in it, had decided to see it at the earliest. It was released over ten days … Continue reading

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Sanctity Of Life.

As has happened so many times in my life, synchronicity strikes again. I read about an assault on a gynaecologist in this morning’s newspapers. Abortion is legal in India incidentally, but only under specified circumstances. This is an adjunct to … Continue reading

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Opportunity Cost Of Being Humans.

Young Pravin who studied Opportunity Cost just a few years ago has once again bowled a googly or for my American readers, pitched a curve ball! I suspect that he has done that because he has read something from a … Continue reading

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Where Time Stands Still.

This morning’s The Hindu had this very interesting article about the clock towers in many places in Hyderabad. Hyderabad for those who do not know, is the home town of my late wife where our son was born. I have … Continue reading

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Trust.

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Mixed Feelings.

I am currently reading two books as I am usually wont to. One serious and to relieve the drudgery, a fiction too. The former is An Era Of Darkness The British Empire In India by Shashi Tharoor and the latter … Continue reading

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