Archive | June, 2013
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Chennai. From Above

  I took this picture from above while the plane I was travelling took off from Chennai. Chennai does look pretty!

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Clouds. From above

On my way back from Chennai when I looked out from the window of the plane I found these marvellous clouds below. They are like soft, silky, thick, pure cotton wool.

The Quiet Subversive

PV Narasimha Rao’s The Insider is fiction, reality and prophecy put together. Anand is Narasimha Rao himself, albeit in a semi-fictional way. In it a young comrade exhorts Anand: “Run, Anandji, run for your life….No one gives a damn for your genius! Escape, dreamer, save your dreams and your dreaming, before they get you condemned, […]

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ఎవరి ఋతువు వారిది!

ఒకరు నిండుగా ఒకరు బోసిగా ఎవరి ఋతువు వారిది!

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Headlines Today Discussion on Telangana

Here is the link to the Headlines Today report and the discussion that followed it. I participated in the discussion. http://headlinestoday.intoday.in/programme/congress-tries-to-suppress-telangana-movement-with-an-iron-fist/1/280244.html   While you are here, please take a few seconds to participate in the poll.  

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Advani and Modi Make the Ride Bumpy

  The saga of Narendra Modi’s elevation as the Chief of Campaign Committee of BJP for 2014 elections, Advani’s resignation from his party positions in protest, and its subsequent withdrawal at the Sangh’s behest is not a simple storm in the BJP’s teacup. It clearly points to a deeper malaise in BJP and shows that […]

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Words Matter

http://bigthink.com/big-think-tv/words-matter-the-financial-spiritual-and-cognitive-cost-of-language-obfuscation? There’s quite a bit to think about in this. 
 There’s a lot of pompous prose and humbug writing going around these days especially in business and political spheres.
 I think most of the stuff we see need not be written at all. It is read because it is written and available on the […]

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Sparrows, I find them again

I told you I was thrilled to find Sparrows in Bangalore airport. There’s a reason for my delight. When we came to Isavaasyam, we had dozens of them here. They were everywhere. They built their nests in many places inside the house. When they were tired of flying, they were not afraid of walking on […]

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Sparrows are here!

When we all thought that the sparrow has almost disappeared from our midst, I was delighted to find them flying around with abandon in Bangalore Airport. They were in the cafe in the security hold area. I was thrilled. Here they’re for you.

The Aavakaaya Ritual

Every year Avakaaya making is a compulsory ritual at home. Those were days of intense labour by almost everyone at home. Unlike today, hardly any of the ingredients was bought as a finished product from the shops those days. They bought chillies and made them into powder at home. Oil was brought from the regular […]

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