Category Archives: Friendship

Words!

My blogger friend who started the LBC, Conrad put this up as being a collection of the most often used words in his Facebook posts. I was tempted to find the words most used by me and I too went … 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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Dunkirk.

I had read about the gallant evacuation of around 330,000 British and French troops from Dunkirk during WWII and was quite keen to see it. When my retired soldier friend also expressed a desire, off we went earlier this afternoon … 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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Four Things.

Shackman had posted this on his facebook page with the comment – “I’m genuinely curious to read other people’s responses!!” and with his permission, I do the exercise here as a blog. Four names I go by: Ramana, Rummy, Periappa … Continue reading

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India Is Not Chaotic!

I wish! In any case, there are some young people in my life who come up with brilliant suggestions and / or ideas that appeal to me and this post is about one such. To be able to appreciate why, … Continue reading

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Memory Trigger 16 – The Walking Stick.

This article in the Guardian, naturally took me back to early 1981 when I had to start using a walking stick to navigate my way around due to both my hip joints giving me trouble. For the past 36 years … Continue reading

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Memory Trigger 15. A Song And An Irish Troubadour.

My friend Sandeep was listening to this song while having lunch at home in the UK and sent me a WhatsApp message asking me to listen to it too. Little did he know that this will trigger off a great … Continue reading

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Age!

My very dear middle aged friend Sandeep posted this on facebook. I am well past the middle aged stage and I would say this. Same process of climbing but different perceptives!

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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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