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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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घर में

By Charumati Ramdas / September 15, 2021

लेखक: अंतोन चेखव अनुवाद: आ. चारुमति रामदास घर में       “ग्रिगोरेवों के यहाँ से किसी किताब के लिए आए थे, मगर मैंने कह दिया कि आप घर में नहीं हैं. पोस्टमैन अख़बार और दो चिट्ठियाँ दे गया है. वो, येव्गेनी पेत्रोविच, मैं आपसे कहना चाह रही थी कि कृपया सिर्योझा पर ध्यान दें.…

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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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Smuggling Of Fossilized Dinosaur Eggs

By Suresh Rao / August 26, 2021

(pics) from Wikipedia… Fossilized Dinosaur Egg from                                                                                        Dhar-Mandla belt of Madhya Pradesh…

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Taliban rage… how to restrain them… how can Afghan women regain their freedoms from medieval Sharia Laws?

By Suresh Rao / August 25, 2021

The US is about to leave Afghanistan an estimated $28 billion in weaponry, previously meant for use by Afghan Military. US was supposed to leave Hamid Karzai International Airport by August 31st 2021, after Afghan Head of State (allegedly, a US Citizen,) reportedly said his troops were not ready to defend Afghanistan against the menacing…

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2018 – Organic foods and Millets – Karnataka celebrates

By Suresh Rao / August 24, 2021

Nutrient-rich millets got a boost with the Union government of India deciding to declare 2018 as the  ‘national year of millets’. This decision was taken following a request by the State of Karnataka, which is India’s leader in the millet growing sector. At the inauguration of the three-day international trade fair (Jan 19 through 21st) of…

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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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