Monthly Archives: January 2014

The past …On our Republic day-Part 2

The past is never the past- William Faulkner As I remembered the many journeys-conversations of my father to my son, the truth of Faulkner’s assertion became clearer. Around our Republic day-(India) I re-sent to my sons living in Canada a … Continue reading

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Grace..Reflections on our Republic Day-Part 1

National Gallery of Modern Art-Jaipur House, Delhi “There were worse husbands” Grace, James Joyce * * * Around the time of our Republic day (India) we spent some time reviewing works discussed in our Reading Group. Our walking-reading book club … Continue reading

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Is her life over-Scenario 2

     …she had to see things through his eyes One of the tragedies of married life                                       Mrs.Dalloway-Virginia Woolf     Write in the voice of your favorite writer.   Jeff Goins cue made me think of the many … Continue reading

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Is her life over?-Scenario 1

  No decent man ought to let his wife visit a deceased wife’s sister. Incredible!                                                    … Continue reading

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Waiting at Adana 1994

    Jeff Goins suggestion about waiting made me thumb through some diaries of yesteryears. In her book-Reading like a Writer-Francine Prose tells of one of lessons she learnt from the great short story writer Anton Chekhov.“I began to think, … Continue reading

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A letter to a loved one who has passed away

A LETTER TO A LOVED ONE WHO HAS PASSED AWAY The legendary basketball coach John Wooden writes in his book “Coach Wooden’s Pyramid of Success” about the concept of writing a letter to a loved one who has passed away. … Continue reading

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A Teddy Bear

  The breakdown of value systems in times of strife is witnessed at many layers in the rapid changes taking place after the Arab spring. Are we witnessing the Berlin wall moment of the Arab world? On seeing the oligarchs … Continue reading

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