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Month: November 2020

Baba Ka Dhaba….Part 3

By Navneet Bakshi / November 29, 2020

Links to the previous posts Baba Ka Dhabha…Part 1 Baba Ka Dhabha…Part 2 Baba Ka Dhaba…Part 3 The police in India is very quick to react, especially in the matters in which the dispute is over money, because they have read all Panchtantra stories during their school days. Indian school books, except for those that…

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Early 19th Century Painting of Rama, Lakshmana, Sita with Rishi Bhardwaj

By Suresh Rao / November 28, 2020

  An early 19th-century painting of Śrī Rāma, Sītā and Lakṣmaṇa with sage Bhardwāj Devanagari भारद्वाज Personal information Parents Bṛhaspati (father) Tara (mother) Children Drona Garga Ilavida

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PG Wodehouse: Why India still holds a flame for the English Author

By Suresh Rao / November 28, 2020

This is a repost with edits (for better readability) of an article on the NET By VINCENT DOWD, Arts correspondent, BBC News. PG Wodehouse, creator of Jeeves and Bertie Wooster, was the most English novelist imaginable. His comic world was old-fashioned well before he died 45 years back (in 1975) – crammed with disapproving aunts…

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Thailand King Rama X Marries Queen Suthida

By Suresh Rao / November 25, 2020

Excerpts from story dating to May-2, 2019 from Jonathan Gatehouse, CBC News  My Sources: Jonathon Gatehouse · CBC News · Posted: May 02, 2019 & Wikipedia.   (pic) Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn, centre, Queen Suthida, right, and his daughter Princess Bajrakitiyabhaarrive arrive at Royal Plaza to pay homage to the Equestrian Statue of King Chulalongkorn…

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Our 1994 Trip to Thailand

By Suresh Rao / November 24, 2020

During my active working years at AT&T in USA I have made trips to Japan, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia to attend tech-seminars, to present a tech-paper, or two, at technology conferences and to attend to customer support. One of the memorable trips that my wife and I made during those years was to Bangkok Thailand in…

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Baba Ka Dhabha…Part 2

By Navneet Bakshi / November 23, 2020

KBC Moment of Kanta Prasad Link to access Part 1……….https://thewriterfriends.com/kbc-moment-for-kanta-prasad-part-1/ Let’s see things from Mr. Gaurav Wasan’s point of view.  Surely, he wanted to do something for the poor man who was starving but, he didn’t want to see him become an owner of a five-start hotel, flaunting his BMWs while he himself remained a…

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The Strategem

By Swati Aiyer / November 23, 2020

  Last night I had a dream. I had a twin sister and both of us were very good cooks as well as qualified nutritionists. We both had impeccable professional reputations. One day, we were approached by a very large hospital and were offered jobs with a huge annual income. The only condition was that…

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Baba Ka Dhabha…Part 1

By Navneet Bakshi / November 22, 2020

Baba Ka Dhabha Last fortnight a video depicting the plight of an elderly couple who used to scrape a living by running a wayside Dhabha at Malviya Nagar had gone viral on Whatsapp. It showed how badly the lockdown had effected their business. The poor couple had run out of all their savings in the…

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My Face Is My Fortune… (A short Story).

By Ushasurya / November 20, 2020

” My Face Is My Fortune …” A Short Story   It looked as if the whole house had gone to sleep. The meal had been heavy, as it was Sunday and far too many items on the dining table. Jyothi had taken extra care and dished out some new recipes. The children loved the…

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The Rot Must Be Stemmed

By Navneet Bakshi / November 14, 2020

The Rot Must Be Stemmed. This article was written in response to a post by Krishna Balu Iyyer on Face Book. He had reacted to the adamancy of Kunal Kamra who is stand up comedian who recently gained certain notoriety when he tried to heckle Arnab Goswami over the issues he raises on his Network…

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