Monthly Archives: November 2014

The Most Romantic Poem of All!

These days, everything seems to be about lists. There are entire websites devoted to the ten or twenty or one hundred best kisses, buildings, literary humour, film sex scenes – you name it, someone somewhere has already been there and … Continue reading

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My review of ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time’

I have been reading a book with a curiously childish cover but a range of emotions that are both familiar to me and completely unknown. The journey inside the mind of a boy who lacks the capacity to lie, to … Continue reading

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Nostalgia for Doordarshan serials of the 80s…….NOT!

A friend’s Facebook post about Humlog has awakened a feeling of nostalgia for the old DD serials. I escaped any attachment to Buniyaad as I left India in 1986 and I regrettably completely missed out on the charms of Abhimanyu … Continue reading

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Raising Delilah or the story of my daughter’s wedge bob

As I look at the photograph of my daughter with her new hairstyle, I suddenly feel like the museum curator in the Mr Bean in America film who says he cannot help respecting Bon Jovi; the singer with ten hairstyles … Continue reading

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The Sale of a House

My father, my mother and I – the family that lived in the houses that I lived in, in Africa and in India, at least till 1975 or 1976, when my cousin came to live with us. We fitted together, … Continue reading

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Tendulkar vs Chappell: Playing it mostly my way.

Somewhere in my albums is a photo of me looking hot and bothered standing next to Greg Chappell in Brisbane. We had gone to Mt Cootha Botanic Gardens, it was my second day in the country and I had no … Continue reading

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Happy 1st Birthday Mangalyaan!

Who’s a year old then? Blowing candles might be a little beyond the average one year old – but this one year old overcame an encounter with a comet a short while ago. The Siding Spring comet (I know, who … Continue reading

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