Author Archives: Ramana Rajgopaul

Victoria And Abdul.

My friend and I were the only two viewers and so the multiplex decided to show Victoria and Abdul to us in their Gold Class theater which gave us reclining chairs and a smaller auditorium but also charged three times … Continue reading

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Memory Trigger 20. Oil Bath.

In my community of Tamil Brahmins, the deepavali day starts with the lady of the house applying oil on the head of all members of the family. Everyone then goes to take a bath and comes out to partake in … Continue reading

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National Parks.

Unlike American National Parks, the Indian ones are mostly protected areas for endangered wild life. There are 103 such National Parks now and more are expected to be added to the list. I have been only to two of them … Continue reading

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Chef.

Chef is a Hindi movie that I saw yesterday. It is an official Hindi version of the American movie of the same name. I have not seen the American version of the film and therefore am unable to compare the … Continue reading

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Memory Trigger 19. Bradshaw And Higginbotham’s.

When I responded to Cheerful Monk’s lament about the inability of Amtrak to give some indication of the ETA of their delayed train journey, without even thinking about it I used a Proper Noun which was, at least for my … Continue reading

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Charpoy.

Definition of charpoy plural charpoys :a bed used especially in India consisting of a frame strung with tapes or light rope You will see the humble charpoys in almost all rural and semi urban homes in India. On what we … Continue reading

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Life Without Social Media.

I cannot for the world of it remember what made me come up with this topic for our LBC Friday posts. Having come up with it however, I find it quite a challenge to write something about it. Moreover, when … Continue reading

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Simran.

I saw Simran primarily because Kangana Ranaut acted in it. The Wiki post gives details about the movie and all that I wish to say is that Kangana did not disappoint as an actress, but there was nothing else to … Continue reading

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The Butterfly Effect.

Please click on the following image to get a larger resolution. Saudi Arabia allows women to drive! Made sensational headlines in many parts of the world. The decision was called a major milestone for the country! Women rejoiced as did … Continue reading

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Matrimonial Ad In Classifieds.

This is a very honest advertiser and I salute this intrepid Tamil Brahmin soul. I shared this clip with some of my friends on Whatsapp and one delightful young lady, single and very eligible, responded with just three words – … Continue reading

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