Monthly Archives: October 2011

DIWALI GREETINGS

Once again we experience the annual lustre and bluster of The Festival of Lights. PAST MEMORIES As a child, Diwali was an exciting festival in my calendar. I remember saving up my pocket money to buy fireworks to be burst … Continue reading

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A Distinguished Dignitary

The walls of my late grandmother’s room carried a framed set of photographs that revived for her a cherished memory. The pictures recalled a promising  moment  when her dear nephew Alan who qualified for the Indian Foreign Service in 1959 … Continue reading

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The Spirit of “I Can”

Earlier this month on Gandhi Jayanthi, I released a book bringing together many worthy ideas and organizations to mark the day. It came with the publishing banner of Amar Chitra Katha, which has used the colorful and concise form of … Continue reading

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Sweet Water Sanctuary

The Sweet Water tented camp in Kenya’s Ol Pajeta conservancy was amazing and unforgettable. This private reserve amidst Savanna grasslands and riverine forests has an interesting history. The Prince of Wales had stayed there sometime in the first decade of … Continue reading

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Notes of Nostalgia

A delightful memory of my book launch at “ Landmark” in Mumbai on 14/9/11 was meeting the affectionate and bubbling Savitri Babulkar. She was there with a group of  collegians  of different generations whose presence and solidarity with a fellow … Continue reading

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Sleeping Beauty

A tigress had been spotted taking her afternoon nap. We stopped the jeep, craned our necks and strained our eyes to see hints of a striped slumbering form amidst the foliage of surrounding bushes. Continue reading

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Abodes of Virgin and Goddess

“ We will have to complete our visit to Meryamana by this evening . Tomorrow, the cruise ships will be pulling into the harbours of Izmir and Kusadasi; there could be six thousand people trying to get in and that … Continue reading

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