Got a bike!

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Summer is fast approaching and I was getting restless without a bicycle. After lot of search, I finally found a good deal for a second hand (or ‘used’ as they call it here) bike. It’s a brand called ‘Supercycle’ by Canadian Tire and has 15 gears. I was so excited to lay my hands upon my own bike in Canada.…

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नूतन वर्षाभिनंदन

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चैत्र शुध्द प्रतिपदेचा दिवस – [tag]गुढी पाडवा[/tag]. साडेतीन मुहूर्तांपैकी एक मुहूर्त.शालिवाहन शकाचा प्रारंभ. [tag]मराठी [/tag]नवीन वर्षाची सुरुवात. ** साजरादिन हो गुढीपाडव्याचा ** वसंत ऋतुच्या आगमनी,कोकीळ गाइ मंजूळ गाणी..नवीन पल्लवी वृक्षलतांची,नवीन आशा नववर्षाची.. उभारुन गुढी..प्रेमाची,विश्वासाची अन विजयाची..सजवुन मधुर वर्तनाच्या हारकड्यांनी.. मराठी नववर्षाची सुरुवात करुया साजरी..गुढीपाडव्याच्या मुहूर्ती,सुखसमृध्दी नांदो जीवनी.. आरंभ होई चैत्रमासीचा,रंगगंधांच्या उधळणीचा..घास घेउनी पुरणपोळीचा,साजरादिन हो गुढीपाडव्याचा.. सरुन जावो दु:खआपदा,नांदो मांगल्य सर्वदा..ह्याच…

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Spring Ahead

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Today the clocks here sprang up by an hour to DST – [tag]Daylight Savings Time[/tag]. That means, IST is now 9.5 hrs ahead of EST. Initially I was irked by the thought of decreasing my sleep by one hour, but thanks to my erratic schedule, this change in clocks did not affect me at all Here is some information about…

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Frozen Cherries

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Come September and the trees start shedding their leaves. Soon they are robbed of every trace of green; something that makes us wonder if the tree is dead. By December, it starts [tag]snow[/tag]ing and the brown tree struggles to support the weight of snow on it. Water, which had nurtured the growth of the tree from a seed, has now…

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Cold February

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If you saw Canadians surprised over a spring-like December, you ought to see this Toronto Star report about a [tag]freezing [/tag]February. If they said that December 2006 was the warmest in 40 years, so here we have, February 2007 as the [tag]cold[/tag]est in 28 years! The average temperature was -8.4C, which was three degrees colder than normal. That also made…

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