Chitralekha vs Chitralekhan… the distinction.

On a Google search for 'chitralekhan', I always encounter this question: Did you mean chitralekha? NO! I meant what I typed... gee, doesn't Google get it! The following popped up as one of the search results... it's fascinating. So I'm reproducing it here for my own future reference. (Not plagiarizing, please.) Incidentally, juggernaut , derived from Lord Jagannatha, holds … Continue reading Chitralekha vs Chitralekhan… the distinction.

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Till death do us part…

That is the note on which the marrying couple's vows end... oh yes, not to forget the kiss that binds both partners. But, when either one of the couple dies, the marriage "contract" ends. However, I'm now referring to debt after death, which can be akin to the kiss of death... this happy couple's story … Continue reading Till death do us part…

Let us be optimistic…

Last night I received some news that was rather upsetting... it was at a personal level. But before going to bed I gave the issue some thought and decided that some things are beyond one's control. However, even in the midst of an adverse situation, if I remain optimistic, disallowing negative thoughts to plague my … Continue reading Let us be optimistic…

They Hate Us — and India Is Us

In the New York Times, Patrick French, opines thus...

More than an iconic symbol of India… the Taj Mahal hotel, Mumbai.

Today, I can't help but recall New Yorkers' sentiments after the attacks on the twin towers of the World Trade Center, on 9/11. I just read Mr. Ratan Tata's condemnation of last night's terrorist attacks in Mumbai, targeting landmark buildings, including the flagship hotel of his Tata-run Indian Hotels - The Taj Mahal: "The terrible … Continue reading More than an iconic symbol of India… the Taj Mahal hotel, Mumbai.

It’s Friday the thirteenth…

Does it actually freak out many people? The National Geographic published an item under its News section, a few years back about how the US lost almost 800-900 million USD on this day only on account of people's superstitions and phobias related to flying or doing business on Friday 13th. If anxiety builds up due … Continue reading It’s Friday the thirteenth…

Light Beam…

How do I keep going far and long? Hope has egged me on and on… Success, at times eluded me… Has failure ever flummoxed thee? At work one sees declining jobs, Even ‘made-in-heaven marriages' flop, Life ends not, it does go on, Reflect awhile, then, plod along. You once had many high-spirited dreams, Pick one, as … Continue reading Light Beam…