Happenstance

Sometimes, things happen, miracles happen, events take place but most wonderful of them all is – when people happen to you. I hope you and me share the same feelings on the subject. How saintly and wisey-wise we turn when people happen to us 😀 We give it lofty names… Coincidence, Chance, Fate even serendipity( […]

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Jai Ganesh

It’s his birthday today. Our homes are reverberating with hymns and chants in his honour. One of the most mystical Gods of our Santana dharma (Hinduism in popular culture), he with an elephant head, pleasing rotund appearance, and an amiable disposition is loved by one and all in India…There is a gamut of meaning attached […]

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Oh Bombay

Sitting on the parapet of Marine drive to see the beautiful necklace light up in the evening or star hunting around Bandra Bandstand to catch a glimpse of Bollywood cinestars Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Rekha or any other… Bombay , a hypercity with an anglicized name and gloss attached to it due to Bollywood! […]

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My beloved country

India celebrates its 75th independence day on this 15th of August 2021. As innocent children long ago, the concept of nation, national boundaries and India as a geopolitical entity; all were limited to Geography, History and Civics text books. An inch of distortion in drawing it to scale would invite a reduced score in the […]

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Friend…

Do I remember celebrating or wishing anyone on something called a Friendship Day while growing up? I don’t! No, I am still a mile away from being ancient. Where did it pop up from? Yup, lets blame it on ‘www’ which sure is behind it. These days, it’s almost a festival and people take offense […]

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Re reading…White Tiger

When The White Tiger made an entry into the Academy Awards with a nomination for the best adapted screenplay… I kind of sat up and took notice. What prompted this selection? Was the book worth retelling on celluloid? I had almost not believed Arvind Adiga then. More than a decade later, the movie ( The […]

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The heart has its reasons

Bollywood actor Aamir Khan is being trolled for wearing his heart on his sleeve. Its okay, leave him alone. He is 56, has the money ( for ali+mony) and has no feeble functioning heart! Remember, only he got us away from doogna Lagaan ( Hindi for ‘double taxation’ used as a punishment by the British […]

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Smell of rain…

It appeared first on my blogosphere as one of the quirky taglines of a blogsite. Curious hunting on Google revealed a treasure of information including its scientific cause. Going further… Australia had already beaten the Indians at naming the phenomenon!Oh what a drop. Inspite of giving Zero and Yoga to the world, we couldn’t patent […]

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So what have you learnt?

So far? In life? In an institution? Hash total of all of them together ? Try answering them. I bet you are almost about to scoff out – “nothing”! Or come out with some profoundly wise and weighty words like… resilience, acceptance, honesty, humility, or pedantic stuff like engineering, medicine, architecture, business management etc… Once […]

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Thought for food

Just one thought perhaps…? Today, its about these stylish food shows on TV. Especially the ones with chefs from the European, American and Australian shows! Just finished watching Season 12 of MasterChef Australia. These cook offs and exclusive shows by Michelin starred chefs are a big draw for my kind of people, who love feeding […]

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