Tag Archives: Kerala

Qarib Qarib Single.

I saw this film two days ago but could not publish this review as I needed to get some information which I finally got today. I wanted to see it primarily for Irrfan Khan being in it but, when I … Continue reading

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Chef.

Chef is a Hindi movie that I saw yesterday. It is an official Hindi version of the American movie of the same name. I have not seen the American version of the film and therefore am unable to compare the … Continue reading

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The Butterfly Effect.

Please click on the following image to get a larger resolution. Saudi Arabia allows women to drive! Made sensational headlines in many parts of the world. The decision was called a major milestone for the country! Women rejoiced as did … 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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Does That Sleigh Have Brake Lights, Mr Claus?

Lin at her creative best again comes up with today’s LBC topic. It is mid summer here in India where I live and a sleigh, brake lights or no brake lights is far removed from our thoughts. In any case, … Continue reading

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Of Easter Eggs And Hot Cross Bunnies

Once again, it was Lin who suggested this topic for this week’s LBC Friday post when a few of us write blog posts on the same topic. I marvel at the synchronicity of it all when I think back to … Continue reading

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Shorts To Work.

This article in the Guardian led me to reminisce about my two and a half years in what we called the last outpost of the British Empire in India. I was working for a British company then and posted to … Continue reading

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The Lungi Man.

My regular readers will recall the fascination some of my readers have for the Indian dress, the lungi. What started it all off was this post. To add some masala to the subject, here is a fascinating take on the … Continue reading

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The Lungi.

My regular readers will be familiar with my preferred dress at home, the lungi. In fact, off blog and on blog, enough comments and responses have been exchanged on the subject, including one regular reader/commentator speculating whether I wore something … Continue reading

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Dubai.

About fifty percent of the population of Dubai would be Indians. The locals account for only about 18%.  A left wing politico from Kerala, the state from which the maximum number of Indians go to Dubai, has claimed that since … Continue reading

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