Category Archives: People

The Danger Of A Single Story.

This is a remarkable TED talk by a remarkable lady. I not only enjoyed hearing her talk, I went back and read the transcript too. Please do spend some time listening to her. Well worth the time you spend on … Continue reading

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Loss!

My blogger and virtual friend Marie posted this on her facebook page yesterday. Please click on the image for a larger resolution. Today is the eighth anniversary of the death of Urmeela. What the old man says resonates with me. … 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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School Timings.

The inspiration for this post comes from this article that I came across earlier today. Regular readers of this blog know that I sit in my verandah for about an hour and a half every morning, observing among other things, … Continue reading

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Incredible Music.

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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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I Don’t Fear Death.

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Loyalty 2.

This is a follow up post on my earlier post Loyalty. Story 1. AB welcomed the maid back but refused to consider giving the old job back to her as it would be unfair to the new maid who had … Continue reading

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Monkey Mind 2.

As I neared the auto-rickshaw stand near my residence earlier this afternoon at about 3.30 pm, I saw that one rickshaw was stationary with a lady standing near it and chatting with the driver. The driver signalled that he wasn’t … Continue reading

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Loyalty.

Achievement of your happiness is the only moral purpose of your life, and that happiness, not pain or mindless self-indulgence, is the proof of your moral integrity, since it is the proof and the result of your loyalty to the … Continue reading

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