Category Archives: Nostalgia

Memory Trigger 9. Green Green Grass Of Home.

My sister Padmini, out of the blue sent this clip on whatsapp to our family group. She of course knows that her three brothers love this song but perhaps did not know another side to the story which I shared … Continue reading

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Memory Trigger 8. Old Photographs.

Modern Social Media is amazing. An old colleague from my time in North India between 1980 and 1983, Awadesh got in touch with me through the facebook/whatsapp media a couple of weeks ago and has been in regular touch since … Continue reading

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Memory Trigger 7. The Runaway.

We were blessed with visitors today. A cheerful couple the male half of whom, I have known for 35 years now. They had holidayed in Mahabaleshwar over the weekend and on their way back to Bombay stopped over and spent … Continue reading

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Memory Trigger. 5 – TM, The Beginning.

In my post Religion Vs Spirituality you will find a new commentator Sultan.  Please do read his comments. Sultan is among my close friends. His family including his in laws and mine were very closely linked when we lived in … Continue reading

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Memory Trigger – 4. The Sweater.

As expected, immediately after Diwali, Pune’s winter has set in in earnest and the minimum temperatures have been lower than normal so far. It was cold enough this morning for me to take out my sleeveless sweater to wear while … Continue reading

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Memory Trigger 3. The Ring.

GP who featured in my post Memory Trigger 2, had come over to our place to exchange Diwali greetings a few days ago. She was accompanied by her husband, two children, her father and her mother in law. A full … Continue reading

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Solitude And Loneliness II.

I think that Billy Holiday would have done well to have replaced the word ‘solitude’ with ‘loneliness’ without losing the thrust of the lyrics. It is my humble opinion that solitude does not lead to melancholy or sadness. In my … Continue reading

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Solitude And Loneliness.

As I write this post, I am all alone at home with only my dog Chutki for company. The children have disappeared to pursue their own interests. I have been enjoying the peaceable company of Chutki, my newspapers and crossword … Continue reading

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Memory.

A friend and I were chatting on whatsapp recently when this little bit was part of the exchange. The context was about transformation of personalities, which however is irrelevant for this post. Young Friend: Sir, do you find good memory … Continue reading

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Top 37 Things You’ll Regret When You’re Old.

Lessons Learned Life has this post with the 37 things that we will regret when we are old. I have listed the items and have answered my own experience against each. 1. Not traveling when you had the chance. I … Continue reading

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