Category Archives: India

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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Memory Trigger 17: Separated Brothers.

In the good old days of Bollywood films, young boys getting separated during fairs, calamities etc and growing up to be one good guy and one bad guy was quite common. I could not resist the temptation to write this … 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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Creationism Or Evolution.

Another Shackmanese topic! And my, by now familiar, response. Why “Or”? Why not “And”? In my ancient land, the majority of people practice what has, for historical reasons, been called Hinduism. Historical because, When people from the West first came … Continue reading

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India, My India.

I am what is called a Hindu Nationalist in my glorious land. There are some fellow Indians, on the left of center and who are called liberals, who are my good friends despite being on opposite camps. ¬†Tongue firmly in … Continue reading

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Much Ado About Nothing!

As our maid finished her duty and left for her home earlier this afternoon, she was turned back from across the road from our home by some policemen and security personnel. She returned home and informed us that there was … Continue reading

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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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Memory Trigger 13. Breakfast Food.

I was introduced to Dal Pakwaan in 1990 at a place called Ulhasnagar which has a fascinating story of giving refuge to refugees and becoming a town buzzing with small scale and cottage industries making the local populace a hard … Continue reading

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Effectiveness.

My exposure to the word effectiveness for the first time was when I got into corporate life and it was drummed into my head by a number of mentors that Peter Drucker was to be kept in mind all the … Continue reading

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