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By Suresh Rao | April 29, 2022

Chidanand Rajghatta writes in the Times of India dated 29-04-22, on this. ‘The relentless US effort to cajole New Delhi into its sphere of influence will continue with yet another meeting between President Joe Biden and India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Quad summit in Tokyo in May. The White House confirmed on Wednesday…

Food And A Literary Club

By Alka Kansra | August 16, 2020

Food and a literary club Food made with love, served with love can make life a grand celebration. The fragrance is always inviting and It can create millions of memories. For me, favourite food is the best way to uplift dampened spirits. Food can spice up a literary meet too. Post retirement, I joined “Abhivyakti”…


By Navneet Bakshi | July 31, 2020

DRAWSTRING DRAMA ( From Memories of My Childhood) We had a long sunny verandah. There was only one entrance to the house and that was at an extreme end of the verandah. There was our bathroom to the right hand side as you entered and two closed doors of the adjoining apartment which mostly remained…

Revisiting Shimla

By Navneet Bakshi | January 1, 2022

********** Revisiting Shimla*************** So, we are back to home at Chandigarh after a trip to Shimla. That was an engrossing trip, I took to relive the memories of my childhood spent sixty years ago. The ground under my feet didn’t feel any different, but the horizon had all changed. Not as far as my old…

The Diwali Confusion….

By Ushasurya | November 2, 2021

Savithry was waiting near the doorway, as Seenu walked in. She followed him to where he left his sandals – under the stairway, to the bathroom as he washed his hands, feet and face and to the sitting room again, where he settled in his favourite rocking chair. He looked at her, expecting some great…

सिर्योझा – 8

By Charumati Ramdas | January 22, 2021

लेखिका: वेरा पनोवा अनुवाद: आ. चारुमति रामदास   परदादी का दफ़न परदादी बीमार हो गई, उसे अस्पताल ले गए. दो दिन तक सब कहते रहे कि जाकर उसे देखना चाहिए, और तीसरे दिन जब घर में सिर्फ सिर्योझा और पाशा बुआ थे, नास्त्या दादी आ गई. वह हमेशा से भी ज़्यादा तनी हुई और गंभीर…

Intriguing Fibonacci series in nature around us!

By Suresh Rao | September 15, 2020

Definition (Rule) for the Fibonacci number series is: ANY NUMBER IN FIBONACCI NUMBER SERIES IS SUM OF 2 LOWER NUMBERS BEFORE IT. That is, an example of Fibonacci number series can be: 0 1 1 2 3 5 8 13 21 …. and so on. It follows the rule,  a random number such as 2…

कोशिश करने वालों की कभी हार नहीं होती

By Yash Chhabra | September 7, 2020

इस हफ्ते की शुरुआत भी अच्छी नहीं रही। पूर्व राष्ट्रपति श्री प्रणब मुखर्जी जो कि राजनीति के गलियारों में प्रणब दा के नाम से जाने जाते थे, इस संसार को अलविदा कह गए। दशकों तक देश को अपनी सेवा देने वाले प्रणब मुखर्जी बहुमुखी प्रतिभा के मालिक थे. उनका शुरुआती जीवन संघर्ष भरा था। पढ़ने…

Boarding Bandra Central.. A sojourn with Edwin Fernandes

By Ushasurya | September 2, 2020

I have experienced a lot of pulling and pushing in the suburban trains and stations while in Bombay for five long years. I have had a new saree torn, a slipper that belonged to a new pair lost ..the list is so long that I shudder to think of any Electric Train journey in Bombay.…

The Shipping Trap

By Navneet Bakshi | August 16, 2020

A sailor friend has shared a beautiful video from NASDAILY, highlighting the very basic problem of ownership of blame in the Shipping Industry. The video talks of two recent incidents two bring home the point. 1st incident that it speaks of is of a Japanese Ship M.V. WAKASHIO that has run aground near Mauritius. The…

Sita Nabami Today by Katokatha

By Navneet Bakshi - May 3, 2020 - Comments Off on Sita Nabami Today by Katokatha

Sita Nabami Today By Sreechandra Banerjee Today is the Nabami or ninth “tithi’ or lunar day in the waxing lunar phase or “Shuklo-paksho” of the month of Baisakh. It is believed that Goddess Sita was born on this day. It may be noted that Rama was also born on “Nabami” ‘tithi in the month of Chaitra was Ram-Nabami was celebrated.…

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

By Navneet Bakshi - May 3, 2020 - Comments Off on A Taste Of Chinese Hospitality………….Part 13

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 - Comments Off on Growing Hatred Against China

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

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

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 - Comments Off on Attempting To Change The Perception

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

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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