Category Archives: Writing

Never The Twain Shall Meet.

Rudyard Kipling wrote this famous poem The Ballad Of East And West in 1899 when The British Empire was a major factor to reckon with in wold affairs. The British found the natives of their far flung empire quite different … Continue reading

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Boredom.

I received two phone calls today from people very dear to me. Both retired senior citizens comfortably off and in reasonably good health. The first phone call took about thirty minutes of catching up with each other on family matters, … Continue reading

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Media Bias.

And why would some people say this? “Media includes every broadcasting and narrowcasting medium such as newspapers, magazines, TV, radio, billboards, direct mail, telephone, fax, and internet.” My understanding of this activity was that the people involved in the media … Continue reading

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Do Dreams Create Reality?

Young Pravin with one foot into spiritualism and the rest of his body firmly in materialism, has suggested the topic for this week’s LBC Friday post. I hope that I don’t disappoint him with my take on the subject. I … 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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Drinking From The Saucer.

Drinking From The Saucer by John Paul Moore I’ve never made a fortune, And I’ll never make one now But it really doesn’t matter ‘Cause I’m happy anyhow As I go along my journey I’m reaping better than I’ve sowed … Continue reading

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Doing Something II.

Cheerful Monk while commenting on my post Doing Something asked – “So what are you choosing to do? How are you making that choice?” In the same post, Wisewebwoman commented – “You need to share, Ramana!” My response is This. … Continue reading

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Effectiveness.

My exposure to the word effectiveness for the first time was when I got into corporate life and it was drummed into my head by a number of mentors that Peter Drucker was to be kept in mind all the … Continue reading

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Perceptions.

“There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.” ~ Aldous Huxley It is odd that this topic has come about when I am still mulling over the effects of The Danger … Continue reading

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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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