Category Archives: India/Pakistan

A Life Frittered Away!

Some times, just to be funny, I respond to the question “what do you do?” with “I spend my son’s money”. This is inevitably followed by the question “what before that?”, and to that, I respond with “I spent my … Continue reading

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Ganesh Chaturthi / Teachers’ Day.

Please click on the image for larger resolution. Today is Ganesh Chaturthi. As I write this I can hear the distant sound of drum beats indicating the movement of some Ganesha Idols being taken in procession before being installed in … Continue reading

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Happy Bhag Jayegi.

I had seen the trailer for this film earlier and had made up my mind then to see it when released. I was able to earlier this evening and I am very happy that I did. It is a very … Continue reading

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Talking About My Generation.

I was born in 1943. My generation in India saw India become independent of British rule in 1947 and also a republic a few years later. Although I was too young to understand the big events as they took place, … Continue reading

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When I was young.

This week’s topic has been suggested by Shackman for the weekly Friday LBC posts where three of us and some times more write on the same topic. One more blogger Lin is sure to write and you may like to … Continue reading

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You Know You’re A Foreigner When….

Another inspired topic from Lin for the weekly Friday LBC blog post, which no doubt comes from the fact that she is a domiciled foreigner where she lives. My own take on the subject is based on my experiences traveling … Continue reading

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Ring Those Bells.

This week’s Friday LBC topic has been suggested by Lin who has already written the post well in advance. Her take on the subject is very different from what mine will be, due primarily to cultural differences. My earliest recollection … Continue reading

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Airlift II.

This morning’s Business Standard had this interesting piece of information which my readers would like to read following my original post on Airlift. “How AI landed in Guinness Business Standard | New Delhi Feb 01, 2016 09:04 PM IST A … Continue reading

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Sunday In The Park With George.

A mysterious topic for the LBC from Lin which will be solved when I get to read her post eventually. I am unusually late in posting this because I had been preoccupied with a number of domestic chores besides being … Continue reading

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Bajirao Mastani.

Three factors got me out of my comfort zone to watch this film earlier today. The first one was Looney’s post in his blog about his experience with the film in Fremont, where he claims that the Indians have taken … Continue reading

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