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Month: May 2016

The Desire for a Better Life

The Desire for a Better Life

The desire for a better life for our children is a powerful motivation for all of us, regardless of our status in life. For the poor and marginalised, it is Hope. That our children will not endure what we did.That our children will be able to help their children do homework without having to generate their own electricity. This photograph speaks so many things to me. Of Hope. Of perseverance. Of innovation in a land where the Government has consistently…

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A Meal

A Meal

A Meal. Just one word? Is that all? 4 letters?  Those 4 letters actual carry the weight of 2 hours of hard work early in the morning. Starting at the break of dawn. In a hot and steamy kitchen. In between getting other things done. Figuring out what else needs attention.  Back breaking labor. To produce A Meal. A Meal that is unpacked 5 hours later. And enjoyed. A Meal that brings sucor to a hungry person. Recharging body and…

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Vodafone Speed Test Result – Juhu, 19/5/16 7.37

Vodafone Speed Test Result – Juhu, 19/5/16 7.37

@VodafoneIN Pathetic 4G YET Again! Cellular Speed Test 0003 Address: Gulmohar X Rd 6, JVPD Scheme, Juhu, Mumbai 400049. Time: 7.37 am Date: 19 May, 2016 Download: 0.07 mbps / 70 kbps Upload: 0.53 mbps / 530 kbpe Ping: 31 ms Server: Vodafone Lat / Long: 19.11, 72.83 Instrument: iPhone 5s

Sorry for the Inconenience. The Convenience fee is Rs. 600

Sorry for the Inconenience. The Convenience fee is Rs. 600

A long time ago, in the bad old days, a vacation would start with a long queue at the Railway Station’s booking office. Filling up of forms, dim, dank rooms full of sweaty people standing in queues and pushing their protruding bellies into the unfortunate in front. The counting of bodies in front to try and determine how long before it is time. The triumphant moment of arrival at the counter after hours of waiting. The payment for the ticket…

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Bablu’s Sunday Breakfast

Bablu’s Sunday Breakfast

Today I enjoyed the very best breakfast I have ever had – prepared by my son, 12 year old Bablu. Yesterday night before I went to bed my 12 year old son, Jyotiraditya aka., Bablu, made me promise that after 7.30 am the next morning, I would stay away from the kitchen area. I wasn’t very sure why and he wouldn’t tell me so I agreed. This morning I was unceremoniously evicted from my study area near the kitchen and dumped…

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