Category Archives: India/Pakistan

Languages.

This very technical article concludes that being bilingual is an advantage. So, how about someone who is multilingual? According to Census of India of 2001, India has 122 major languages and 1599 other languages. However, figures from other sources vary, … Continue reading

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Peace!

“We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.” ~ Dalai Lama XIV When I had suggested this topic for the weekly LBC blog posts, I had no idea about what I will write … Continue reading

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The Himba People of Namibia

My cousin Shankar who keeps coming up with amazing pieces of information sent this link to me which I want to share with my readers. We have a few such tribes still in existence in India too but they too … Continue reading

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Golden Jubilee Reunion.

It was in 1967 that 76 of us graduated from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, popularly known as the WIMWI. That is, it has been fifty years since that momentous year for us. To celebrate the occasion, 33 alumni … Continue reading

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Our Good Neighbour.

Time for some gentle ribbing. Please click on the image to get a larger resolution.

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Impatience.

பொறுத்தார் பூமி ஆளுவார். That is a Thamizh adage transliterated as Poruthaar boomi aaluvaar. It means that the one who is patient will rule the world. I belong to a generation of Indians on whom patience was thrust upon. We simply … Continue reading

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The Supernatural.

Please click on the  image to get a larger resolution. I have only one personal experience of the supernatural. It was way back in 1961 when I moved into a room above a garage in a suburb of Hyderabad on … Continue reading

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Memory Trigger 11. Jamalpur.

My facebook friend Sanjay posted this video on his page with the comment “Love these old world ladies, what charm and majesty.” I could not agree more. My earliest memory of steam engines goes back to my childhood when my … Continue reading

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Dangal. (Wrestling Competition)

I spent forty minutes, commuting up and down to the cinema theater, another thirty minutes, parking, walking up to the multiplex in the mall, twenty minutes of advertisement films and finally two hours and forty minutes watching the story being … Continue reading

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Outlaws.

I can talk about Northcote Parkinson and his book Inlaws and Outlaws but would rather not,  though I did have it in mind when I suggested this topic. Here is a quote from the book and you will understand as … Continue reading

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