Category Archives: Books / Reading

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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Help!

I would dearly love to get myself this copy of the Bible just to see who has signed it as being the author. All my attempts at finding the shop that has offered it for sale have failed. I would … Continue reading

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The First Page.

“It was like any other day. I woke up at my usual time of 5.45 am and sat down to meditate at 6.00 am. The call of the Muezzin floated in from the mosque’s loud speakers three kilo meters away. … Continue reading

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The Most Dangerous Issue In The World Today? 2 on 1# 8.

I think that the most dangerous issue in the world today is the rapidly depleting fresh water resources. We have just had a major dispute between two states of India being settled by our Supreme Court on the issue of … Continue reading

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Surprise!

The door bell rang at 11.30 am this morning and I found a courier from Amazon with a parcel for me. First, this is the first time that I received a parcel from Amazon on a Sunday and secondly, I … Continue reading

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Problem Solved.

In my post Book Binder 2, I had lamented on the loss of my associate and my dislike of commuting to the city to get some books covered in plastic. I carried out a lot of research online as well … Continue reading

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Book Binder 2.

One comment on my earlier post My Book Binder wondering about the cost of binding books, leads me to write this post. I use another method to make books last a bit longer by getting a transparent plastic cover put … Continue reading

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My Book Binder.

I get paper back books not available as hard cover copies bound by a Book Binder about two Kms away from home. I have been doing this for a couple of decades. Due to parking problems near his shop however, … Continue reading

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Perfect Happiness.

“Sooner or later in life everyone discovers that perfect happiness is unrealisable, but there are few who pause to consider the antithesis: that perfect unhappiness is equally unattainable. The obstacles preventing the realisation of both these extreme states are of … Continue reading

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Six Husbands.

I came across this review in Facebook shared by my sister Padmini and having found it very interesting, am sharing here with my readers. Before I am asked whether I was all six, let me answer. no but, I was … Continue reading

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