Category Archives: Sociology

The Supernatural.

Please click on the  image to get a larger resolution. I have only one personal experience of the supernatural. It was way back in 1961 when I moved into a room above a garage in a suburb of Hyderabad on … Continue reading

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Radical Empathy.

This is a remarkable article and the documentary at the end is even more so.

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Dangal. (Wrestling Competition)

I spent forty minutes, commuting up and down to the cinema theater, another thirty minutes, parking, walking up to the multiplex in the mall, twenty minutes of advertisement films and finally two hours and forty minutes watching the story being … Continue reading

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Kahani 2. Durga Rani Singh.

I had not been to see a film in a theater for a long time as no new movies worth going to had been released in a while. When a movie with Vidya Balan, Kahani 2. Durga Rani Singh, was … Continue reading

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Memory Trigger – 6. Quitting A Position With A Non Profit.

Cathy’s post Another DeCision triggered off this journey down memory lane for me. It was the year 2007. I was primary caregiver for my late wife and also running my household as house-husband. I had retired from all full time … Continue reading

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India’s Demonetisation.

India demonetised its high value currency notes on the stroke of midnight 8/9th November. I am in favour of this decision which will have long reaching impact despite short term inconveniences. I had gone out for a long drive on … 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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Pink.

Pink is high among the most powerful courtroom drama movies that I have seen including British and Hollywood films. I have written about other Indian films that are changing how Indian movie makers are changing and this is another instance of such a … Continue reading

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Bombay / Mumbai.

I was born in what was then known as Bombay. “Bombay” is an Anglicization of the Portuguese name “Bombaim,” which is believed to derive from the phrase “Bom Bahia,” or “Good Bay.” (Portugal held territories in western India until 1961). … Continue reading

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Talking About My Generation.

I was born in 1943. My generation in India saw India become independent of British rule in 1947 and also a republic a few years later. Although I was too young to understand the big events as they took place, … Continue reading

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