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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Book: Original Sin by P. D. James (Adam Dalgliesh)

Book: Original Sin by P. D. James (Adam Dalgliesh)

Original Sin (an Adam Dalgliesh novel) By PD James When a bizarre murder is committed at an esteemed publishing house, Commander Adam Dalgliesh must separate the victim’s personal enemies from disgruntled coworkers to catch the killer. “Complex and compelling… James is writing in full mastery of her craft” (The New York Times Book Review).  Original Sin is a 1994 detective novel in the Adam Dalgliesh series by P. D. James. It is set in London, mainly in Wapping in the…

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Gujarat Village Diktat: No Mobile For Unmarried Women

Gujarat Village Diktat: No Mobile For Unmarried Women

Gujarat Village Diktat: No Mobile For Unmarried Women – http://huff.to/1XBJym8 My 16 year old daughter has had a Smartphone for 6 years now. By the way, we are from Odisha. Mr. Modi! What is going on here? Our young women will go on to build the next generation of Indians. Is this the legacy your people are bequeathing them?

12-Year-Old Hit For Asking Second Helping Of Midday Meal, Father Killed With Kick In Testicles

12-Year-Old Hit For Asking Second Helping Of Midday Meal, Father Killed With Kick In Testicles

12-Year-Old Hit For Asking Second Helping Of Midday Meal, Father Killed With Kick In Testicles – http://huff.to/1Q4W9g4 This is the state of the Nation, Mr. Modi. We admire you and your efforts but they are not enough! We need more for us to take our rightful place in the world. The state of anarchy that exists must be addressed and we hope you and your team can help us achieve that end. Otherwise, we will have the current opposition back…

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Jai Hind!

Jai Hind!

To a kind Hearted Christian Friend… Gods – Jai Hind! Thank you for that message on WhatsApp from the US Army. I will not send it on because it is not from the Indian Army – the army because of which we sleep peacefully in our bed while they die on Siachen and other battlefields. Jai Hind! I am still upset about losing the lone survivor of that Avalanche in Siachen. What a waste! Jai Hind! May our nation of…

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Law of the Jungle – In Mumbai

Law of the Jungle – In Mumbai

During my last visit to Mumbai I noticed a white cat had taken up residence in our apartment complex. Yesterday, while I was going to get a haircut, I saw it again and did a double  take. It had killed one of the many pigeons in the neighborhood and was carrying it in its mouth. I of course whipped out the mobile phone and shot a few photos ?

Home in Mumbai for Christmas 

Home in Mumbai for Christmas 

Drove back from Vadodara yesterday evening with Padmaja who was visiting me in Vadodara. Long drive, but have become used to it now. The highway is fantastic and though traffic is heavy, the drive itself is smooth and if you know how you don’t have to weave in and out of the truck traffic. It took me a couple of times up down between Mumbai and Vadodara to learn that and now I simply stay in the right lane instead…

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The Happy Employee

The Happy Employee

Employee: Very sorry Sir, I am late for your meeting! Didn’t have any sleep for 3 days Sir! Working on presentation Sir! Over slept today Sir! CEO: You are not allowed to feel Sleepy! Employee: No problem Sir! I will take sick leave next week Sir! CEO: As a Senior Leader you are not allowed to fall Sick! Employee: That is fantastic news Sir! Thank You Sir! I am so so happy! Zombies don’t pay any Income Tax Sir!