Category Archives: India

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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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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Rain.

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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Hidden Potential.

Nirai Kudam Neer Thalumbaadhu kurai kudam Koothadum நிறை குடம் நீர் தளும்பாது. குரை குடம் கூத்தாடும் Water From A Fully Filled Pot Will Not Spill Over. Water In A Partially Filled Vessel Will Dance Wildly. Let me share a personal story. This … 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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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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