Tag Archives: Pune

The POTUS And India

I came across an interesting news item that I wish to share with my readers, particularly the ones from the USA. It is interesting for me because two buildings in my neighbourhood, just 200 Mts away as the crow flies … Continue reading

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Rain.

Parts of the USA is all agog with excitement about the solar eclipse. I haven’t seen the sun at all the last few days. It has been raining non-stop here in Pune the last two days.

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Blue Collar Vs White Collar.

It has not yet come to Vs in India. It is still peaceful coexistence, albeit with a subtext of unease. The Blue Collar population striving hard to get its children move up the social and economic ladder by sending them … Continue reading

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The Monsoon Is Here!

That is Pune in the monsoon. That was our garden during a lull earlier this afternoon in the rain. The monsoon is always welcomed with hot bajjis. To welcome the monsoon, earlier this afternoon, my Daughter In Love prepared hot … Continue reading

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Reunion.

¬†was waiting for this photograph to come to write this post and it has just come in. This was taken on Friday the 13th when I had gone for a reunion with my old colleagues from more than a quarter … 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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Rain.

What timing! It is raining cats and dogs during the second month of our delayed monsoon and this book by a debut writer comes along. Could not have timed it better. This is a story about how rain, a boon … Continue reading

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Chalk n Duster.

It has been almost four weeks since I had an outing with my friend Ramesh and he simply got fed up. Using the excuse of another visiting friend’s presence just now in Pune, he twisted my arms to go out … Continue reading

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Bajirao Mastani.

Three factors got me out of my comfort zone to watch this film earlier today. The first one was Looney’s post in his blog about his experience with the film in Fremont, where he claims that the Indians have taken … Continue reading

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The Climate In My Hometown.

l live in Pune, a city located to the East of Mumbai the more famous city, in the state of Maharashtra, which is located on the Western part of India. It is situated 560 metres (1,837 feet) above median sea … Continue reading

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