Here comes…

I was on the highway speeding to reach a distant place when saw this local passenger train shuttle by, beautiful and mirage like… carrying with it all my memories of childhood, whistling through woods and fields, trips to places beyond the horizon. When the beast of a steam engine, puffing and grunting to transport me […]

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Happy Holi

Nothing compares to Holi. Did I hear Tomatina? Well, the similarity ends at the bright red from the surplus tomatoes… Indian Holi is here, coming this Monday and Covid better watch out! If not with the colours, it’s sure to be driven away from our soil post the merry jostling and huddles (public celebrations are […]

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On opinions and instincts

What is about opinions that usually makes the listener cross? We who claim to know something about everything are often met with a reply on opining-” Keep it to yourself. “But we are great givers. Social media being a wonderful arena for opinions and speculations. I can say for sure that I do tend to […]

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This and that

No end to woes, it seems Covid likes reruns…race for cure began, vaccine came, but new strains came in stronger. Hope we Indians can resist this virus as well. However, I traveled and traversed my country, from the extreme South to the East in all PPE and social distancing that an economy class ticket of […]

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Just a l❤️vely song…

For those who still don’t consider Valentine’s Day as Blah 😀… For all hearts which beat in the name of love… For the young ones who observe a festival for a week every February, where love for the other is professed with promises, chocolates, gifts, cards, teddy bears, etc. and the countless ageless lovers of […]

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Good from far

… and far from good! Long years ago, when I used to be a student, a batchmate who still continues to be a dear friend had this special maxim coined for young men. Those young men who could create a certain mental diversion and had the potential to take you down a kuchcha track ( […]

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A story to tell…

“I suppose in the end, the whole of life becomes an act of letting go, but what always hurts the most is not taking a moment to say goodbye.” ( Khan Irrfan,as Pi in The Life of Pi(2012), director: Ang Lee, Fox 2000 pictures) The dialogue on the silver screen was not far removed from […]

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This Year…

This January, why not start with an empty jar and fill it with notes about good things that happen to you. On the next new year’s eve, open it and see what an awesome year it has been. Imagine what a life it has been for all of us… You tell me, is it worth […]

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Here goes 2020

The world is not going to forget this year of human retribution. So much for ushering in a New Year and bidding adieu to the old, it’s actually Good riddance 2020; everyone is kind of waiting to exhale a sigh of relief into 2021! However, my 2020 has not been any different than yours, just […]

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If wishes were horses!

If wishes were horses,beggars would ride.If turnips were watches,I’d wear one by my side.If “if’s” and “and’s” were pots and pans,There’d be no work for tinkers’ hands! The opening words of this ancient nursery rhyme have found an idiomatic presence in the English Language. Like a quick refrain to all ideas lofty and unattainable…You can […]

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