Monthly Archives: January 2016

Arjun and Ulupi: An Inconvenient Truth.

Reading the Mahabharata……… When Arjuna arrived in the land of the Nagas under the guise of Brahminhood, their widowed princess Ulupi did not believe that such a handsome man could have suddenly attained enlightenment simply by studying the Vedas by … Continue reading

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Kathopokathan 35/2,Conversation 35/2 by Purnendu Pattrea

Conversation 35 You must have read Stefan Zweig’s Balzac. If not, read The chapter on Madame De Berney right now. Madame was forty five, When the young Balzac was madly in love. This woman old enough to be his mother. … Continue reading

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Yeh Lijjat Ka Sawal Hain or A Lijjat Papad is anything but hot air!

We ran out of these yesterday. As I picked up new packets of the lentil flour biscuits for want of a better word, I thought of a brand loyalty that has lasted for over thirty years at least in my … Continue reading

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Galileo:4, Kepler:Won

“Jupiter is much blamed by the poets on account of his irregular loves. Three maidens are especially mentioned as having been clandestinely courted by Jupiter with success. Io, daughter of the River, Inachus, Callisto of Lycaon, Europa of Agenor. Then … Continue reading

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Love is not meant to be easy

(Toby at the lake front at Milang) The most difficult test of loving someone is knowing when it must be ended. A little less than two years ago, I had to bring myself to make that decision. About not just … Continue reading

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Spider wasp vs. spider: Garden epic

Yesterday I went outside to the patio to be greeted by a very large spider apparently struck dead while doing yoga. Now, this is not a normal event even by my very strange and relaxed standards, but I can swear … Continue reading

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