Category Archives: Friendship

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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The Name Saga Continues.

Another peculiar story concerning names. Perhaps the Universe is not satisfied with just the two stories that I wrote about earlier. I received a phone call from a friend of over thirty years to inform me of his first ever … Continue reading

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What’s In A Name?

My friend Anil was recently hospitalised for a minor ailment and at the time of discharge, was asked his full name to fill out a form to generate a receipt for payment. He was asked his first name, last name … Continue reading

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Rice Seedlings Transplantation.

Continuing from where I left off about my friend in the hinterland farming for rice, here is how he transplants seedlings now. My friend Babu has sent the image to assuage the concerns that Tammy had expressed in her comments … Continue reading

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Rice Harvest.

This photograph is that of a very close family friend who is among the very few still farming in my native district and close to the farm house where my father had lived post his retirement. Most of his contemporaries … Continue reading

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Gentlemen.

During the recent flooding of Mumbai, some of my friends from my alumni group got stuck in Mumbai and were busy asking for help, guidance and advice on our group platform in WhatsApp. I offered to help with shelter and … Continue reading

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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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