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Growing Up- Movies and Morals

By Navneet Bakshi | September 15, 2020 | 4 Comments

In the 1950s family planning hadn’t become popular with the Indian couples and more the merrier was the theme they worked on industriously. So apple of an eye was a rarely used phrase in the Indian homes. There used to be so many apples in the house that you could compare the household to an…

Not Many More Miles To Go

By ishanbakshi | June 25, 2020 | 6 Comments

Miles to Go- or so it seemed to me when I started working on the idea of bringing my own website back to life. Maybe some of you remember that this idea of having my own website had occurred to me when I in 2015 when I was in China. At that time because my…

The “Bite”

By Vikram Karve | February 9, 2021 | 3 Comments

THE “BITE” Story by Vikram Karve ______________ Around 39 years ago – in 1982 – as a newly married couple – we lived in Curzon Road Apartments (also called Multi-Storey (MS) Apartments). Curzon Road Apartments were located between Connaught Place (CP) and India Gate on Kasturba Gandhi Road. There were 6 multi-storey buildings (A, B, C,…

Sex Education….From my Childhood Memories

By Navneet Bakshi | January 13, 2021 | 0 Comments

Sex Education Mr. Handa taught us General Science (Sadhaaran Vigyan- that’s what it’s called in Hindi) in the eighth standard. He was very fat and we called him Sanda (a word from Saand in Hindi which means bull, distorted as a homonym of his Surname). We were very curious about the Chapter IV or V…

सिर्योझा – 5

By Charumati Ramdas | December 24, 2020 | 2 Comments

लेखिका: वेरा पनोवा अनुवाद: आ. चारुमति रामदास साइकल ख़रीदी गई   और इसी कंधे पर बैठकर वह इतवार को दुकान में गया – साइकल ख़रीदने. इतवार अचानक ही आ गया, उम्मीद से भी पहले, और सिर्योझा बेहद उत्तेजित हो गया, यह जानकर कि वह आ गया है. “तुम भूले तो नहीं?” उसने करस्तिल्योव  से पूछा.…

Mexico makes a super car

By Suresh Rao | July 12, 2021 | 0 Comments

WORLD AWAITS THOSE WHO CAN USE IMAGINATION AND  TECHNOLOGY AROUND TO CREATE The jobs of the future will be driven by technology and innovation—65 per cent of children entering primary school today will enter a new world of jobs that do not yet exist. We need to create excitement about the future and have open…

I DO NOT BELIEVE IN WALKING 🙂

By Ushasurya | August 12, 2020 | 6 Comments

I belong to a family where WALKING is a passion. A Manthra. A watchword for good health. My husband wakes up at 4.45 a.m. and leaves for his “WALK” by 5.15 a.m. My son who is in Bangalore ” WALKS ” . He has a passion for the MARATHONS and takes part with all sincerity.…

My Favourite Songs

By Navneet Bakshi | June 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

When I was in Merchant Navy, I used to be away from home for long periods. I had started my career with The Shipping Corporation of India. It being an Indian Company the Signing On and Off was done when the ships visited the Indian Ports. Since the Company primarily dealt with the Imports and…

NOOSE

By Suresh Rao | August 9, 2020 | 8 Comments

Synopsis: This is a fictional story. The main character in this story is an young lawyer who graduates at the top of his class from a  law school and joins the law firm of a famous criminal lawyer. The young lawyer wants to abolish ‘capital punishment’ in the country as he feels that many a…

Bill and Steve exchange words…

By Suresh Rao | December 11, 2020 | 4 Comments

Why is Steve in heavens?  Read@ http://creative.sulekha.com/apple-a-day-may-not-be-good-for-health_86662_blog  

A Taste Of Chinese Hospitality………….Part 13

By Navneet Bakshi - May 3, 2020 - 0
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I started this blog series more than six months ago and Sulekha’s date stamp tells me that the last Part A Taste Of Chinese Hospitality………….Part 12   was posted 4 months ago. My readers may have forgotten that it was about my trip to Xiamen to meet my friend. I made that trip during last year’s Spring Festival vacation. A…

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Growing Hatred Against China

By Navneet Bakshi - May 3, 2020 - 0
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Some days ago, there was a video clip circulating on Whatsapp, where a Chinese couple was seen being abused by an elderly man in a Mall in Australia. The staff had to intervene to stop the situation from getting worse. There are many hate messages in circulation against China ever since the outbreak of the virus in Wuhan. Mr. Trump…

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Combating The Bee Attack….Part 1

By ishanbakshi - May 2, 2020 - 3
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I stacked up all those cut pieces which were discarded by the carpenters from the boards they ordered for their work, in a corner on the first floor terrace. This part of the terrace gets a very good sunshine till well past noon and because of the walls on the two sides, it shelters one from the chilly breeze that…

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Shaping The Ideas

By ishanbakshi - May 2, 2020 - 1
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After coming back from China, I had to get a lot of woodwork done in my house as during our stay away from home for nearly three years, the termites had had a field day. Besides, what was removed, the way these carpenters work in India, I am left with huge pile of good, reusable and new boards, panels and…

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Attempting To Change The Perception

By ishanbakshi - May 2, 2020 - 0
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This Blog started as a comment on the blog “So what will another five years of Modi be like ?” by Pathmanathan, who admitted that he has never been to India and therefore his views were based on media reports. Thank God, his views are not based on Indian media’s reports or he would be expressing grave concerns about re-election of…

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Interfering with Nature

By blogfriends - April 29, 2020 - 7
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Interfering with Nature. Speculations are rife and many theories are being propounded about the origin of Corona virus, but yet none is confirmed. It will go on and on until what caused the infection in the patient Zero is established and after that a new set of claimants vying for a share for glory will surface. There are people already…

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Akshyay Tritiya A Sequel By Katokatha

By raman - April 28, 2020 - 2
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Akshyay Tritiya – A Sequel By Sreechandra Banerjee When I wrote on Akshyay Tritiya last Sunday, in a hurry I couldn’t include many things, so thought of writing a sequel. Besides, I received a video on the Chaitri Hindola Puja of Akshyay Tritiya held this year (on 26th April, 2020) at Mahalaxmi Temple, Kolhapur. So, I had to post this…

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