Author Archives: Ramana Rajgopaul

Friendship.

Facebook suggested to my young friend Aneesh that he publishes the first anniversary of our friendship on Facebook. He promptly obliged. Reading that another old friend GSM and I exchanged the following comments. GSM: How many real friends do you … Continue reading

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If More Politicians Listened To Scientists Would The World Be A Safer Place?

Welcome to the weekly 2 on 1 blog post that Shackman and I write every Friday. Today’s topic has been chosen by Shackman who is more optimistic than I thought him to be on politicians. Please do go over to … Continue reading

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Melancholia.

I received a phone call this morning from a friend inviting me to go out for lunch with him. I excused myself giving some innocuous excuses but, he kept trying to persuade me to accompany him. Finally, he gave up … Continue reading

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Comment, Question And Answer.

In my blog post Haldi Doodh my friend Rasheed commented as follows: Oh, good old Haldi Doodh. Yum! These people will unknowingly gobble up turmeric latte for their own benefit. Oh, I have a question for you, Ramu Bhaiya. What … Continue reading

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Fy Fy Fy.

I was teasing a friend on Whatsapp for his ideology and he responded with “I know that you are chavifying me….” I bet that none of my non Indian readers can decipher that, and perhaps some Indians too! Let me … Continue reading

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Touche! Me Too!

We need good friends to keep us grounded firmly on Mother Earth. I am blessed in that I have a number of them who take great pleasure in ensuring that I do exactly that. One of them, who unfortunately refuses … Continue reading

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Haldi Doodh.

Haldi doodh simply means Turmeric Milk. It is one of India’s oldest home cures and there will not be a kitchen in India which has not made this at some time or the other. After reading my blog post Checked … Continue reading

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The Mystery Of The Earworm.

For the past three days I have had this earworm bugging me. ┬áIt was also bugging me as to why it suddenly popped up in my consciousness. First it simply was the tune without the lyrics. When Manjiree returned home … Continue reading

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The Burning Desire.

I dedicate this post to my friend Mary who inspired me to write this post with a tag on Facebook. She asked – Ramana? We also exchanged pleasantries there! Please click on the image for a larger resolution.

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The Philosopher School Teacher.

I don’t know whether I should be amused, disappointed or flattered. A young man from Chennai came to visit me last week, on a courtesy call as directed by his father who is a friend of mine. This young man … Continue reading

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