Category Archives: Family

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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Nuts!

One goes through a life time without realising what people think of you, particularly siblings, because one takes relationships for granted.  I was highly amused as well as surprised that my sister particularly thought that an image with a message … Continue reading

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Personality Test.

As suggested by my brother Barath, I took this test and the results are given below!  Please click on the images for a larger resolution. A Brazen Fox!

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Telephone.

My son Ranjan posted this on his facebook page. Please click on the image for a larger resolution. There are some subtle details that need to be noted. One, the old fashioned telephone, my first choice in holding a conversation … Continue reading

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Grandfather.

I had reconciled myself long ago to being recognised as Manjiree’s father in law and Ranjan’s father. On Thursday I had to reconcile myself to being recognised as the grandfather of Chutki. A young couple who live in the same … Continue reading

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Memory Trigger 18. Lullabies.

Cheerful Monk has this funny cartoon up in her post. Please click on the image for a larger resolution. This cartoon reminded me of two ancient stories which are family lore. When our son Ranjan was an infant we would … 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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Melting Pots.

melting pot noun a pot in which metals or other materials are melted and mixed. a place where different peoples, styles, theories, etc. are mixed together. “Toronto is a melting pot of different cultures” I have a number of melting … Continue reading

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The Monsoon Is Here!

That is Pune in the monsoon. That was our garden during a lull earlier this afternoon in the rain. The monsoon is always welcomed with hot bajjis. To welcome the monsoon, earlier this afternoon, my Daughter In Love prepared hot … Continue reading

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Memory Trigger 14. The Well.

There are two triggers for this story. One if the well and the other is Kerala. I had the great fortune of being posted in Kerala for a thirty month stint between 1974 and 1977. For my late wife and … Continue reading

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