Monthly Archives: March 2014

Ancient science

A friend made a general inquiry about soft copies of Charaka Samhita and Susruta Samhita; one thing led to another and soon I was deep in ancient wisdom. I am so thankful to the people who put these on the … Continue reading

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Nails, the kind that grow on you

Ever since I asked whether I should get a manicure or make muithya (fish balls) on Friday, I have been thinking about my nails and what their lives have been like. I wanted to understand why I was even thinking … Continue reading

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A little bit of caring

This is something that happened to me recently. As I tidied up the spare room, a square of brown card fell out of a box. It had: To Elizabeth written on it and there were a few lines printed beneath … Continue reading

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Poems 1, 2 and 3

Dragonflies surf the afternoon sun, Jewels on the wing Between waves and sand. Autumn sun Draws fingers across skin Asking to be noticed. Fireflies dance in an arc under each lamp in the street, Till I realise I am looking … Continue reading

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A Kalboishakhi sou’wester for me

The whole day, a magpie lark has been calling, ‘pteew pteew’, without a break. It only stopped when darkness fell. I could tell it was calling for the clouded sky to stop sulking and shower some much needed rain. The … Continue reading

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My Highway review

There is something about re-heating biryani on a long weekend that lends itself to watching a Hindi film. I watched Highway recently, during the Adelaide Cup weekend. The first thing I have to say is, thank you to the spirits … Continue reading

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Autumn mornings

Waking up at 5.30 is becoming harder and harder each day; a sort of combined effect of the gradual appearance of winter under the cover of each night and the sun taking a little longer to appear each morning. And … Continue reading

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