Category Archives: History

Did School Prepare You For The Real World? 2 On 1 # 2.

What a question my fellow blogger Shackman has asked! I was an indifferent student and failed to pass the Board Examinations for the School Leaving Certificate in the first attempt and had to take the supplementary examinations to pass them … Continue reading

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Roswell.

It is perhaps fitting that the last post on the LBC weekly Friday outing is this strange subject. Last because, by mutual consent, the LBC has decided to stop writing every Friday on one subject to offer different points of … Continue reading

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Cause And Effect.

No, I don’t intend to bore my readers with Newton’s third law or the butterfly effect. I simply want to share a few stories. I smoked cigarettes and cigars from when I was about thirteen years old till just a … Continue reading

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Opportunity Cost Of Being Humans.

Young Pravin who studied Opportunity Cost just a few years ago has once again bowled a googly or for my American readers, pitched a curve ball! I suspect that he has done that because he has read something from a … Continue reading

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Mixed Feelings.

I am currently reading two books as I am usually wont to. One serious and to relieve the drudgery, a fiction too. The former is An Era Of Darkness The British Empire In India by Shashi Tharoor and the latter … Continue reading

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Salisbury Park, Pune.

Salisbury Park is an upscale locality of Pune. One of the most expensive places to purchase residential accommodation in the city. Many leading lights of Pune’s society live there. I wonder if the residents realise that their locality is named … Continue reading

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GDP And Crows.

My young friend Koushik reminded me of this story by comparing India’s GDP figures to the Agra Crows. May he keep inspiring me with such ideas in future too. Akbar was a great Mughal Emperor and Birbal was his witty … Continue reading

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Wow! What A Discovery!

I must have seen it any number of times during my many stays and visits to Mumbai. I never gave it a second thought, taking it for granted as being part of the landscape. Gilbert Hill is easily a remarkable … Continue reading

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Mugs.

This post has been inspired by a post with the same title by Kylie. In that post I have left the following comment: “Some years ago a dear friend, alas no more sent me a parcel for my birthday. On … 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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