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WHICH PLANE DO YOU FLY?  By Rajiv Dhar

By blogfriends / October 10, 2021

WHICH PLANE DO YOU FLY?  By Rajiv Dhar During my young days in IAF this question always haunted me, especially when asked by damsels. I often used to brood over, “why can’t an engineering officer fly an airplane”. As I moved on, I got armed with some standard answers to give, especially at the time…

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Living At Constance Lodge…..Part 9

By Navneet Bakshi / October 1, 2021

Living At Constance Lodge…..Part 9 When Kusum Aunty Committed Suicide Tall, slim, dusky and well educated. That’s how I remember her. She had two daughters both less than ten years of age and about two years apart. Her husband was working in a clerical post in the A.G. office and his mother was staying with…

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Vibrant Indian expats celebrate Ganesh festival in Holland with Orange decoration

By Suresh Rao / September 28, 2021

Holland is home to thosands of young Indian expats. Companies like Tata Consultancy Services (TCS,)  Tata Steel, Infosys, Sun Pharma (many other too,) employ highly skilled software engineers who have brought Indian festivities to the delight of natives there! Once a year, the city of Amstelveen, at Amsterdam’s southern end, plays host to a true…

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Living at Constance Lodge——Part 6

By Navneet Bakshi / September 21, 2021

Living at Constance Lodge——Part 6     Remembering Father 18th September 2021   18th September was my father’s death anniversary, so let me write some more of what I remember about him. After listening to the morning news bulletin, he would start getting ready for going to the office. His office was hardly fifteen minutes…

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Living At Constance Lodge—-Part 5

By Navneet Bakshi / September 20, 2021

She used to be in the kitchen and the aroma of preparations for the breakfast wafting through the air aroused my hunger. She had a lot of work to do in the morning as four of her children and a short-tempered husband had to be served the breakfast and all of them had to be…

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Living At Constance Lodge——Part 4

By Navneet Bakshi / September 20, 2021

  In between those morning tunes and songs I used to wake up. Sometimes I would hear mother’s voice calling me. Kakaaaaaaa, ve Navneeeet- that’s how she used to call me. I don’t remember hearing my pet name Bhola from her. She used to be in the kitchen and the aroma of preparations for the…

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Motherhood and Apple-pie

By Suresh Rao / September 9, 2021

‘As we see… so it is’ { Όπως βλέπουμε έτσι είναι } and, ‘seeing is believing’… proclaimed Greek philosopher Aristotle (384 – 322 BC) who thought that the planet earth was the epicenter of the universe around humans. Aristotle and his school of philosophers then went about investigating ‘causality’ which to them meant, ‘investigation of…

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Hymn of Creation (Rig Veda)

By Suresh Rao / September 6, 2021

In ‘big bang theory’ postulated by modern astronomers, we believe that the Universe apparently began from nothingness. Everything in the Universe (stars, galaxies, suns, planets & their moons for example,) that we see today began after a ‘big bang’ or ‘explosion’ in ‘nothingness’ say our modern astronomers. Ancient rishis of Bharatavarsha (ancient land of Bharata) talked about…

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Happy Krishna Janmastami

By Suresh Rao / August 30, 2021

Today/tonight is the day most Hindus (including those who believe in Hinduism as a way of life,) remember Krishna (also pronounced KRSHNA).              I remember how I got reminded of this day, way back in time, during my active working years.  Visit an old blog of mine at Sulekha.com where…

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A Woodcutter

By Navneet Bakshi / August 15, 2021

A Woodcutter I think I started writing the story about him many times but I can’t find anything in the old files. But it is filed there in my mind with indelible ink. It won’t go unless I lose my mind to Alzheimer’s. Dementia is setting in in my old brain. I forget things or…

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