Month: December 2014

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Tulshi Baug – A glimpse into Pune of the Peshwas

“If it were anywhere else in the world, this would have been marketed as a great tourist attraction” This was the oft repeated refrain almost from my cousin from America as we wandered through the environs of the Pune Municipal Market or MANDAI (as we knew it) , situated in the heart of the city. …

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P signs and Public toilets

While women have the G spot, men have the Pee spot , particularly older men who find it impossible to hold on especially when stuck in traffic. Waiting on Sandhurst bridge one afternoon I came across this strangely signed public urinal. Does this mean that the women use the male urinal while the men use …

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When Santa Had a Close Shave

Reunions and Nostalgia On the 19th of December our class got together for our 40th reunion. Of course this didn’t mean that it was the 40th meeting since we graduated from high school but it was 40 years since we had finished school. We had our first reunion 25 years  after leaving school and I …

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When 2+2=3

Well, if upon seeing this title you think I’m a dud at Maths, I won’t blame you. I have never really been good at maths and once I ran out of 10 fingers, I just couldn’t add any more – especially not in school when it was compulsory to wear socks and shoes. Of course …

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The 4 L’s of Richard Branson – The Virgin Way

Product Details Paperback Publisher: Ebury Publishing (January 1, 2014) Language: English ISBN-10: 0753519887 ISBN-13: 978-0753519882 I haven’t had much time to read lately but it is luck or is it coincidence that the two books I’ve read back to back had to deal with LUCK? The last book I read and reviewed was Ashwin Sanghi’s book  13 Steps to Bloody …

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My reflection smiled I didn’t

I’ve been brought up on this adage and have conscientiously followed it. In fact I am known for my smile and everyone thinks I’m the original SMILEY because I find it hard not to smile. There are times when I find myself smiling to myself  when I remember something that makes me smile. And smiling …