Category Archives: Raves and Rants

Handmade Toy Violin.

Every now and then a street vendor goes around hawking handmade toy violins on Indian streets playing catchy and popular tunes to entice unsuspecting buyers. Earlier this morning, one such vendor went by our home playing one of my favourite … Continue reading

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Modern Educayshun.

Without comment.

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Am I A Sologamist?

I had to read this article  twice. I still find it hard to believe that someone can do this! People have finally stopped asking me if I had plans for getting married again or getting into another relationship after Urmeela died … Continue reading

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Fashion.

First, I got this from a friend who knows that I am a minimalist. In the video the Swamiji is talking about a new store opening in Mumbai. He talks about the high rent that the shop pays and also … Continue reading

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Calamities.

When I had suggested this topic for the weekly Friday LBC post, a major earthquake was all in the news and I suggested this off the cuff. Since then there have been other earthquakes in Japan, in South America, in … Continue reading

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You Never Appreciate What You Have Till It Is Gone!

You read about my misadventure with my slippers on Sunday at the concert. These were the pair that I lost. I went looking for exact replacements at two of Pune’s largest Bata shops and could not find one. I had … Continue reading

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Maharajas And Music.

I was invited by the Dakshina Dvaraka again to another concert presentation program yesterday and I had an absolutely marvelous time learning some things about Carnatic Music that I had not known before.  You can learn something about the program from … Continue reading

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Chutki’s Choice!

To appreciate Chutki, you must see this video from one of our Bollywood stars. Thank you Ashok for the lead.

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Worry!

I was preoccupied with a very difficult crossword puzzle when I was hailed from the veranda by a very young friend who wanted to say hello. He took one look at my face and asked why I looked so worried! I … Continue reading

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The Lucy Effect.

Manjiree, Ranjan,  Ramesh and I had gone to see a film on Wednesday and after the film went shopping in the mall just below the multiplex where we had seen the film. After shopping, Ranjan and Manjiree went off to … Continue reading

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