Monthly Archive: October 2014

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I can’t believe it’s the last day of October. For fear of sounding like a stuck gramaphone record ( do you remember those vinyl discs that played at 33 1/3 RPM on turntables that...

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Happy Days Are Here Again

The Rashtrapati Bhawan which is the residence of the President Of India. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) When songwriters  Milton Ager and Jack Yellen wrote the song “Happy Days Are Here Again” and copyrighted in 1929,...

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Getting Creative with NaNoWriMo

NaNoWriMo and Me National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing. On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 PM on November...

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A letter to a dearly beloved

“Light a lamp of love! Blast a chain of sorrow! Shoot a rocket of prosperity! Fire a flowerpot of happiness!” My dear Beloved I never really understood my aunt’s statement ” my Diwali is when my children...

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Fire Crackers on Diwali night

The start of a new year Last night was a big Diwali night, the first night of the start of the merchant’s commercial calendar. As a harvest festival which commemorated the start of another...

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Pink Sky on yet another Friday

This Friday morning I woke up realising that yet another week was over and that the year will soon be spinning to a close. After a long time I had a good night’s rest...

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Musings on a Diwali Morning

In praise of wealth To some people money is the root of all evil, particularly when people fight over a share of the pie. Lack of money also breeds envy, and love of money...

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Shopping on Quikr

One of my  all-time favourite cinematic moments is when Julia Roberts as the feisty, warm hearted hooker Vivian goes shopping for a wardrobe on Rodeo Drive and comes out happily swinging her bag and...

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Diwali Gifts with a difference

Diwali in the distant past Diwali gifts at one time meant new clothes given by my parents, a small token of cash given by my father for Padwa and another gift of cash given...

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Arnab’s Loud Noises replace Crackers this Diwali

Normally weeks before Diwali, the fire crackers start bursting and the noise about Diwali makes itself heard. Surprisingly this year it has been pretty quiet and I am willing to bet will be pretty...

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