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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Happy Diwali!

It seems Covid 19 has entered our system and we are doing fine with it. Politicians are contesting elections, factories are manufacturing and we are consuming! Doomsday fears have once again receded to the background. India has just managed to recover part of its fiscal deficit and US has the top two leaders of its […]

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Moral fabric and us

The current crisis faced by my beloved country is of moral turpitude, if we look outwards, as we usually do; expostulating from our living room sofas at the deterioration outside. No, it’s not the Hathras killing that provokes me to post this.Its also not the Sushant Singh Rajput death conspiracy or the reports of drugs […]

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Devil’s advocate

Lovely phrase, and so obvious in meaning. The first time it was used on me, I nearly strutted around the haloed campus, with a sparkle in my eyes… The professor had taken my side in a discussion by proclaiming “let me be the devil’s advocate”😎 Who devil- me? Who advocate- him? We two won the […]

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