Category Archives: Family

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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Samsara.

Tomorrow is Sunday. The day on which, without fail, my Godson ND will call me in the morning to check if I am still alive and kicking. My readers will recollect ND from my post Memory Trigger 7, The Runaway. Last … Continue reading

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Effectiveness 2.

Please re-read my post Effectiveness to refresh your memory before reading the following two links. The first one that caught my attention was this news item. I couldn’t believe my eyes and so probed further and found out another older … Continue reading

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Pals.

I have different kinds of pals.  The kind that the above definition proposes is saved for just a hand full of people now as quite a few have died in the last few years.  I have one friend in Chennai … Continue reading

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Doing Something II.

Cheerful Monk while commenting on my post Doing Something asked – “So what are you choosing to do? How are you making that choice?” In the same post, Wisewebwoman commented – “You need to share, Ramana!” My response is This. … Continue reading

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Loss!

My blogger and virtual friend Marie posted this on her facebook page yesterday. Please click on the image for a larger resolution. Today is the eighth anniversary of the death of Urmeela. What the old man says resonates with me. … Continue reading

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School Timings.

The inspiration for this post comes from this article that I came across earlier today. Regular readers of this blog know that I sit in my verandah for about an hour and a half every morning, observing among other things, … Continue reading

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Experience.

My irrepressible nephew Jai sent this image on WhatsApp to all members of our family with the caption “The Story Of The Rajgopauls”. Incidentally, he is not a Rajgopaul. He is only half a Rajgopaul.

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Radical Empathy.

This is a remarkable article and the documentary at the end is even more so.

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Puran Poli.

I had Puran Poli for lunch today and there is a story behind that which,  I wish to share with my readers. Yesterday was Pongal for us Tamilians and Makar Shankaranthi for Maharashtrians. I am in residence in solitary splendour with … Continue reading

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