Category Archives: India

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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The POTUS And India

I came across an interesting news item that I wish to share with my readers, particularly the ones from the USA. It is interesting for me because two buildings in my neighbourhood, just 200 Mts away as the crow flies … Continue reading

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Where Time Stands Still.

This morning’s The Hindu had this very interesting article about the clock towers in many places in Hyderabad. Hyderabad for those who do not know, is the home town of my late wife where our son was born. I have … 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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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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Monsoon Dampens Ganesh Festival.

That is Shrimad Dagdusheth Ganesh Installation which is the most popular one during the festival every year. You can see sparse crowds this year due to the incessant rains that we have been having. Here is a report after the … Continue reading

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Rain.

Parts of the USA is all agog with excitement about the solar eclipse. I haven’t seen the sun at all the last few days. It has been raining non-stop here in Pune the last two days.

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Reverse Colonisation.

Looney in his comments on my post Salisbury Park, asked: “Has the policy changed? (I see a lot of resources flowing from India into my neighborhood!)” Reverse colonisation has indeed taken place but not the way Looney has suggested. Let … 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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Blue Collar Vs White Collar.

It has not yet come to Vs in India. It is still peaceful coexistence, albeit with a subtext of unease. The Blue Collar population striving hard to get its children move up the social and economic ladder by sending them … Continue reading

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