Category Archives: India

Karma In Indian Politics.

Two days ago, I was in a car going to watch a movie with my friend, his cousin and the latter’s wife. ┬áThe cousin, a very highly qualified practicing physician, citizen of the USA, is visiting India to check on … Continue reading

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Tumhari Sulu.

My regular readers know that Vidya Balan is a favourite actor of mine and that was the only reason I went to see Tumhari Sulu. I had never heard of any of the other persona involved in the making of … Continue reading

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Chinmaya Vibhooti.

I was at Chinmaya Vibhooti yesterday with four dear friends, all senior citizens about to start a group to meet regularly to discuss matters spiritual. We had been to other Ashrams near Pune on two earlier occasions and since this … Continue reading

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You Need To Believe.

Please click on the image below to get a larger resolution. I don’t believe in the sense that I think Pravin has suggested for this topic. I must confess however, that I started off believing but, now I know. In … Continue reading

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Martians.

I did not join this mad rush. Frankly, I did not even know that something like this was afoot. I would still have not joined up for this lark anyway. I am already a Martian. In my immediate neighbourhood, there … Continue reading

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India And Its Future.

Science has become religious and religion is pretending to be Science. That is where the problem is. Neither understands the other. Devdutt Pattanaik. “JP Morgan elegantly points to the ruins of emerging markets and says India is a nice house … Continue reading

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Handmade Toy Violin.

Every now and then a street vendor goes around hawking handmade toy violins on Indian streets playing catchy and popular tunes to entice unsuspecting buyers. Earlier this morning, one such vendor went by our home playing one of my favourite … Continue reading

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Diwali / Deepavali At Home.

Since the day before yesterday, we have been in our annual Diwali mood and today is the culmination with two more days of tapering off to come. Some photographs taken just a few minutes ago showing the festival of lights … Continue reading

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Memory Trigger 20. Oil Bath.

In my community of Tamil Brahmins, the deepavali day starts with the lady of the house applying oil on the head of all members of the family. Everyone then goes to take a bath and comes out to partake in … Continue reading

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National Parks.

Unlike American National Parks, the Indian ones are mostly protected areas for endangered wild life. There are 103 such National Parks now and more are expected to be added to the list. I have been only to two of them … Continue reading

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