Category Archives: Gratitude


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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Fulfilment. 2 on1 # 7.

I flatter myself that I am a Fulfillionaire.  Please click on the image to get a larger resolution. There are however two exceptions to the list of attributes given in the image. My health could be better. And I no … Continue reading

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Memory Trigger 23. Comparison.

This is not the first time that I have come across this image. It is poignant for all the right reasons and resonates with me for many reasons, the least being it  reminding me of the famous Helen Keller quote … Continue reading

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Happy New Year.

Should Old Acquaintance be forgot, and never thought upon; The flames of Love extinguished, and fully past and gone: Is thy sweet Heart now grown so cold, that loving Breast of thine; That thou canst never once reflect On old … Continue reading

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Memory Trigger 22. The Vase.

A visitor came home on Saturday with a bouquet of roses for my daughter in love Manjiree. Normally whoever comes home brings a box of sweets which is the norm here but, this lady guest, a physician, decided that the … Continue reading

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It has been raining almost non-stop since last Thursday and I ventured out of the house yesterday for a drive and some South Indian snack food in town. Between the car and the entrance to the restaurant, I got wet … Continue reading

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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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This very technical article concludes that being bilingual is an advantage. So, how about someone who is multilingual? According to Census of India of 2001, India has 122 major languages and 1599 other languages. However, figures from other sources vary, … Continue reading

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Monkey Mind 2.

As I neared the auto-rickshaw stand near my residence earlier this afternoon at about 3.30 pm, I saw that one rickshaw was stationary with a lady standing near it and chatting with the driver. The driver signalled that he wasn’t … Continue reading

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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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