Category Archives: Nostalgia

Lipstick Under My Burkha.

Another woman centric film, Lipstick Under My Burkha  is worth every minute of watching time. I personally could not find anything that needed such drastic action by our censors where thankfully common sense seems to have eventually prevailed and the … Continue reading

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Memory Trigger 18. Lullabies.

Cheerful Monk has this funny cartoon up in her post. Please click on the image for a larger resolution. This cartoon reminded me of two ancient stories which are family lore. When our son Ranjan was an infant we would … Continue reading

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Hidden Potential.

Nirai Kudam Neer Thalumbaadhu kurai kudam Koothadum நிறை குடம் நீர் தளும்பாது. குரை குடம் கூத்தாடும் Water From A Fully Filled Pot Will Not Spill Over. Water In A Partially Filled Vessel Will Dance Wildly. Let me share a personal story. This … Continue reading

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Remembering Vs Doing.

My daughter in love Manjiree listens to the FM radio when she is busy in the kitchen and this morning she was listening to this lovely song from a nineties Bollywood movie. You can read the lyrics and the translation … Continue reading

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Mugs.

This post has been inspired by a post with the same title by Kylie. In that post I have left the following comment: “Some years ago a dear friend, alas no more sent me a parcel for my birthday. On … Continue reading

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Memory Trigger 16 – The Walking Stick.

This article in the Guardian, naturally took me back to early 1981 when I had to start using a walking stick to navigate my way around due to both my hip joints giving me trouble. For the past 36 years … Continue reading

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Memory Trigger 15. A Song And An Irish Troubadour.

My friend Sandeep was listening to this song while having lunch at home in the UK and sent me a WhatsApp message asking me to listen to it too. Little did he know that this will trigger off a great … Continue reading

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Memory Trigger 14. The Well.

There are two triggers for this story. One if the well and the other is Kerala. I had the great fortune of being posted in Kerala for a thirty month stint between 1974 and 1977. For my late wife and … Continue reading

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Movies Or The Theater?

Let me start off with a confession. When Shackman suggested this title for our weekly LBC Friday posts, there was no question mark at the end of it. Being the coordinator I added it to add some spice to the … Continue reading

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Memory Trigger 12. The Weighing Machine.

There was an all too brief period of great romance in my life in the early sixties of the last century, when I was in Madras and my great passion was in Hyderabad. She used to transit through Madras to … Continue reading

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