Category Archives: India

Khajoor Pe Atke!

This is the title of a Hindi movie that I saw yesterday. It is part of a saying that goes Aasmaan se gire’ aur khajoor pe atke. It means Fell from the skies and got stuck in a date(palm fruit). … Continue reading

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Food And Beverage Nostalgia Trip.

Irani Cafes in some cities of India are legends. ┬áMy first exposure to one was in Hyderabad way back in 1958 to a still running one called The Bombay Bakery on Abid Road. I met my brothers in law and … Continue reading

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A Productive Outing.

I am grateful to two young friends from my alumni association who gave me a grand and unforgettable time yesterday. Among the many things that fell by the wayside due to the advent of the refrigerator and frequent transfers, was … Continue reading

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Pain Is Inevitable, Suffering Is Optional.

Pain is of two kinds, mental and physical. Both are experienced by all living beings and we humans are no exception. While most people can handle physical pain with medicines or by learning to live with it, almost all, cannot … Continue reading

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NOTA.

It is the silly season in India. A crucial election is to take place in the next three days and there has been hectic canvassing, forecasting, hoping and what not besides the usual exchange of ideas between persons either of … Continue reading

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Softy 2.

My post I Am A Softy elicited this response from a friend in California. In India, many snack items are wrapped in either silver or gold leaf as both are supposed to be very healthy metals to eat. Some even … Continue reading

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Comment, Question And Answer.

In my blog post Haldi Doodh my friend Rasheed commented as follows: Oh, good old Haldi Doodh. Yum! These people will unknowingly gobble up turmeric latte for their own benefit. Oh, I have a question for you, Ramu Bhaiya. What … Continue reading

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Fy Fy Fy.

I was teasing a friend on Whatsapp for his ideology and he responded with “I know that you are chavifying me….” I bet that none of my non Indian readers can decipher that, and perhaps some Indians too! Let me … Continue reading

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Haldi Doodh.

Haldi doodh simply means Turmeric Milk. It is one of India’s oldest home cures and there will not be a kitchen in India which has not made this at some time or the other. After reading my blog post Checked … Continue reading

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The Burning Desire.

I dedicate this post to my friend Mary who inspired me to write this post with a tag on Facebook. She asked – Ramana? We also exchanged pleasantries there! Please click on the image for a larger resolution.

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