Tag Archives: Pune

Legends Of My Hometown

I shall introduce some remarkable people living and late from my home town Pune here. ¬†There are many more, but these are people who have left deep impressions on me for having achieved much during their lifetime. ¬†And rather than … Continue reading

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Change!

A town that once went to bed early is now up well past midnight, with pubs, cafes & eateries staying open, hosting residents of a city that has changed from a pensioners’ paradise to a young metropolis. That is how … Continue reading

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Synchronicity At It Again.

There are two ways of exerting one’s strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up. ~ Booker T. Washington In the following story, you see both pulling up and pushing down take place. It never fails to amaze … Continue reading

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Aaha Kaadal! ( Thamizh for “Wow! Love!”)

My friends Shiva and Jagan have taken a couple of other films as well and this is one that appeals to me for its sheer elegance, beauty of the melody, the lyrics in my mother tongue, my city in all … Continue reading

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The Monsoon. Phew!

Great news today. We can now look forward to yet another year without cuts to the water supply.

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Back Home.

I returned to Pune yesterday to be greeted with delightful monsoon weather and rain with very comfortable cool air. Coming as I did from Chennai where it was hot, humid and muggy, it was a relief. I was greeted with … Continue reading

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Story 18. Robert And Anton.

In 1961 and 1962, I was in Hyderabad living a very interesting bachelor’s life with a steady girl friend and making enough money to have a better time than most of my age group youngsters were having. One of the … Continue reading

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Distractions.

I hope that you enjoy reading this post on the weekly Friday Loose Bloggers Consortium where eleven of us write on the same topic. Today’s topic has been chosen by Maria the gaelikaa. The ten other bloggers who write regularly … Continue reading

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The Good Life.

A friend of mine from rural Maharashtra rang me up to help his grand daughter visiting Pune and I readily agreed. He got her to talk to me on phone and to sort out her problems. The grand daughter GD … Continue reading

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A Long Awaited Tryst With Laurie Baker.

Way back in July 2011, I had written about a Laurie Baker Home in which my friends Neena and Anil stay. In that post I had mentioned that I hoped to visit their home at the earliest. Much water has … Continue reading

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