And life goes on…

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Today is a special day. It’s my 25th birthday today according to Indian calendar – Sixth day of the month of Shravan. I keep turning pages of the calendar as months passes by. Each day teaches something new, but most of the time its significance is lost as the digits in the almanac change silently. Akin to our monthly deadlines…

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Celebrations at 10,500 ft

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This summer I had been to [tag]Jalori pass[/tag] (10,500 ft) in [tag]Himachal[/tag]. Our group was relaxing at the Jalori pass temple when suddenly about 25-30 people local villagers appeared. It was a [tag]marriage[/tag] party and the newly weds had come to seek the blessings of the local deity Band members playing some nice music Some fireworks while the couple exit…

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The Ant and the Grasshopper

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Photo taken at Bhimashankar Temple In a field one summer’s day a Grasshopper was hopping about, chirping and singing to its heart’s content. An Ant passed by, bearing along with great toil an ear of corn he was taking to the nest. “Why not come and chat with me,” said the Grasshopper, “instead of toiling and moiling in that way?”…

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to rick it out

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As if we didn’t hear enough of Bambaiya-angrezi (English in Mumbai flavor), the other day I heard this new phrase: “Rick it out.” Stumped? Let me explain. ‘Rick’ is a common urban condensed form of the word ‘Auto Rickshaw’, which by the way is the preferred and most popular mode of transport (‘taxi’) in India. In Mumbai, the super fast…

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Return of the supermen

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Superman Returns Have you seen the trailer? Well I think that’s sufficient. The plot is woven as if the trailer was made before the movie. Expect no more action scenes other than the shown in the trailer. Brandon Routh, (as Clark Kent) the new Superman returns to Earth after spending five years looking for his home planet Krypton. Immediately, he…

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