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Family nostalgia & a funny look at ethnic roots

This One’s for you Nandu


Here’s dedicating this post to Nandu on his 70th , with warm Greetings & all good wishes intertwined with unmitigated trivia that has the habit of coming to the fore from one’s innermost nooks & crannies down memory lane on … Continue reading

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Happy 80th Birthday Hiroo & May there be Many Happy Returns


This one is for a Very Special Person : to Greet him on his 80th Birthday & to wish him Many Happy Returns of the Day. Long ago , in the Malgudis of Upper Assam called Digboi & Duliajan , … Continue reading

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SPECIAL GREETINGS ON A SPECIAL DAY


Happy birthday Mira & may there be many happy returns . The above greeting seems ever so staid and uncharacteristic of my Blog. My Blog, after all, relates essentially to epochal Events & dreary Non-Events that constitute the collage of life … Continue reading

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Happy 70th Birthday ! Kaushalya Singh


Given her penchant for poetry , I thought  It would be appropriate that Kaushalya’s Platinum Birthday Greeting should be  poetry. Trouble is : not many words rhyme with Seventy  (bounty , shanty  , Damyanti  were some that came to mind … Continue reading

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The Brits are coming


My Brit brother called earlier in the day to tell me what he was up to on a balmy winter day in jolly old England & brought me up to date with happenings relating to his 4-month old grandson Rishi … Continue reading

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Namastey Europe


Got back mid November after 3 glorious days in Paris and 7 days in the Netherlands . Weather all through was most kind and at sub 7 in Pune on return continued to be so Stayed at a beautiful village called Houten … Continue reading

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IDP Guru Nanak And I


We have done it again : apart from winning the under-19 Cricket World Cup for the third time ( Great !! ) & carrying parliamentary debates to TV studios & street corners ( not so great !! ) , we have made … Continue reading

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Veni Vidi Vici Rishi


I return after 10 days during  which  a lot has happened in the realms of events & non-events . Most significant in this collage has been the arrival of Rishi Kanuga , on 10th August , in London . This … Continue reading

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A Birthday Requiem


Birthday & Requiem are definitionally dichotomous . But then so are so many of our thoughts & emotions : hence I excercise the Blogger’s privilege to stick with the title . This photo is of some six decade vintage : others … Continue reading

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This one’s for you , Amma


I have a special  reason to dedicate my blog this evening to my late mother : Amma as I called & remember her . Herewith excerpts from my tribute to her recently at the Golden Jubilee celebrations of the Ladies Club … Continue reading

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