Monthly Archives: August 2011


Q: Why do men’s clothes have buttons on the right while women’s clothes have buttons on the left? A: When buttons were invented, they were very expensive and worn primarily by the rich. Since most people are right-handed, it is … Continue reading

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In answer to Delirious–here are some famous sights and sounds of my city. Rice is the staple, curry on top,papad and banana chips to facing left. To the right is a cup of payasam or milk and molasses pudding and a … Continue reading

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Chennai—My City of the Six Senses

Chennai—My City of the Six Senses I am back in Chennai after being away for a fortnight plus. The eyes are greeted first by the colours of Chennai—not insipid rainbow colours, but a blast of the brightest shades of pink, red/vermilion, … Continue reading

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A baby’s blank smile That sends parents Into raptures She smiles at me Says mother dear No, no at me Says hopeful father The toddler only smiles In recognition Of a loving mother, father He chuckles Blows bubbles Discovering The … Continue reading

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Lord Krishna’s Birthday

No other single individual or idea has so much influenced the course of India’s religion, philosophy, art and literature as the life and personality of Lord Krishna. As a child he was charming and mischievous; as a youth he was … Continue reading

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ANIMOSITY Hatred, animosity, bad blood, a feeling of ill will arousing active hostility is a corrosive, debilitating emotion. However in Hindu epics and stories this feeling is also given redemption again and again. Shishupala was the cousin of Lord Krishna. He … Continue reading

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MY CHILDHOOD     Well! I have been here on earth for a pretty long time! So the memories of childhood are still there, but only the highlights. Life was on the move—that I remember. My mother was always, packing and unpacking—moving … Continue reading

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On Friendship

Alphabets words Learnt together at school By rote, reading, speaking Are but sounds which try to Convey concern, feelings, love Emotions that sustain relationships Behind me always Just a call away you Are always there with empathy Friendship, feeds on … Continue reading

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Unforeseen Circumstances

Due to unforeseen circumstances, I regret that I am late with this post! Having said that, I would like to say that this phrase usually has a dour connotation that goes with it. It is a negative, negative. Why can’t … Continue reading

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