Category Archives: Language

Melancholia.

I received a phone call this morning from a friend inviting me to go out for lunch with him. I excused myself giving some innocuous excuses but, he kept trying to persuade me to accompany him. Finally, he gave up … 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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Checked Out Characters.

I have this remarkable young friend who keeps stumping me with singular insights and terminology that sometimes zaps me. We were discussing some personalities yesterday and he came up with a description of two people I know as Checked Out … Continue reading

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The Four Wives.

No, I don’t have four wives nor do I have any intentions of acquiring them any time in the future. This video must be seen first before why I post it here becomes clear. A lady friend of mine from … Continue reading

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Parting Of Ways.

Blogger Nomad In Cyberspace has a very entertaining post up in his blog. Like he found, I too found the new phrase “ambitious managed divergence” absolutely fascinating. I wish that I had thought up this one during the days when … Continue reading

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Going Back To How Things Were.

I am right now in an unenviable position of being a mentor and guide to a young lady who is going through a very rough time with her marriage in particular and life in general. It is all the more … Continue reading

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Misunderstanding 2.

My friend Arun sent me this visual on WhatsApp. The following exchange then took place. Me: I have survived 75 years! Arun : GREAT πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ Me: It is some months away! Thanks any way! I have survived without brains! Arun … Continue reading

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The Grounded Guru.

I took an online quiz and the result was this. Please click on the image for a larger resolution if needed. On reading this, my dear daughter in love promptly said that it is indeed very true as, she has … Continue reading

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First Name.

I got two text messages from Amazon on my cellphone to the effect that a book that I had ordered had been delivered successfully. I had been at home and had not received any delivery from a courier and so … Continue reading

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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. Β The cousin, a very highly qualified practicing physician, citizen of the USA, is visiting India to check on … Continue reading

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