Month: October 2014

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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 can encourage greed. But on the other hand it helps economies grow and spreads prosperity. While the pursuit of money without …

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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 stepping into the first store that turned away and telling the frosty, snotty sales girl that turning her away before was …

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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 by my brother for BhauBeej and some more cash from other relatives whom we met during Diwali. We made or bought …

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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 silent. Is it finally dawning on people that we need peace and quiet and not NOISE to celebrate the festival of …

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When Strangers become friends

Blogadda’s latest initiative to get bloggers to collaborate over a story to #celebrateblogging was a unique idea. All bloggers who registered for this online contest were divided into teams of ten each who I presume were chosen at random (or was there an algorithm at work here?). Each team was given a set of five …

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Writing is easy but blogging is not

As a blogger sometimes I wonder what to write about….especially when it’s for a campaign like the Write Tribe‘s Exciting October Daily writing challenge. I mean it’s hard to write about yourself all the time because who really is interested in whether you spent the night tossing and turning? Whether you had a dreamless sleep? …