Monthly Archives: March 2011

A different face of rural India–Indian village leader dazzles at UN meet

This is a different face of rural India. When women take on the responsibilities of society, the larger family as it were, much can be achieved.  PN A PTI Report: Indian sarpanch dazzles at UN meet  United Nations: There was … Continue reading

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The Cricket Pitch!!

Today all of us have been like cats on a hot tin roof! It is the semi final between India and Pakistan in the World Cup. My husband and I try and avoid watching tense moments…we just check in regularly … Continue reading

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St.Thomas Aquinas in the 13th century enumerated the seven deadly sins as pride, envy, anger, sloth, greed, gluttony and lust. Over the years with changes in attitudes, technology, conveniences and social mores, these seven sins have become out of date … Continue reading

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Young alliances

Today, my young friend in the gym confessed that his friendship with a girl who has been chummy with him for the past 6 years has broken off. Her family did not approve of him because of his caste, his … Continue reading

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Sunday, down memory lane

Sunday in Chennai Sundays used to mean rest from routine. It was a time when we would visit relatives, go shopping and eat sinfully decadent food like fried yam and Avial, a mixed vegetable yoghurt based curry. Watching a movie … Continue reading

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Three Different Women

 Vidya Shankar’s has managed to break the mould and take ‘the road less travelled’. Starting off as a hard core techie, she decided to focus on the most important need of children—education. She has also had unique experiences as an … Continue reading

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Conspiracy Theories–FLB

Welcome to the Friday Loose Bloggers Consortium where Anu, Ashok, Conrad, Delirious, gaelikaa, Grannymar, Ramana and I write on the same topic. Please do visit the linked blogs to get different views of the prism, colours of the same topic. Today’s topic … Continue reading

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The saying goes that a woman’s best friend is diamonds. Ask a modern woman and she will have no hesitation in saying that her handbag is her best friend. Just think for a moment—can you even exist without some kind … Continue reading

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Marriages used to be made in heaven—now they are made in cyber space. However, an interesting piece of news that came up was a unique partnering custom that exists in Rajasthan India makes you wonder whether marriage is all that … Continue reading

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Music Systems

Music has always been an integral part of my family. We used to hear my parents singing old romantic songs in the many long car journeys that we took between Bombay and Madras and Madras and deep South. It was … Continue reading

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