Category Archives: Everyday History

Selfish ?

Paul Theroux says in his book-Dark Star Safari that he despised the word- Retired- and equated it with surrender. On occasion of Canada 150, I spent some time reflecting on facets of Canadian life -through discussions with Seniors and reviewing my Reading Journal Continue reading

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Walks and conversations-Year end notes-2016

“The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.” Plutarch Was going through some walks, conversations, experiences of 2016. Here are some video journals with Himalaya Hitkar society, in Uttarakhand, Garhwal Himalayas, India. Mr.Sudhir … Continue reading

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Around Christmas 2016

Readings-Brother Lawrence-1666-That in the winter , seeing a tree stripped of its leaves, and considering that within a little time the leaves would be renewed and after that the flowers and fruit appear, he received a high view of the Providence and Power of God, which has never since been effaced from his soul. Continue reading

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Remembering Kader Mia

In an attempt to synthesize and apply the lessons learnt in Art of Reading – by Tim Spurgin, on a Non-Fiction work, we came across the characters like Kader Mia ..a worker who was killed in the violence that followed the partition of British India Continue reading

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Remembering Upper Kaithu-Shimla-Father’s Day-2016

The phone to India , remembering our family, parents, and talk to my sister, made me recall the times when we used to go to Shimla- to Upper Kaithu Bazaar. Played the following song of Dost-1974….Gaadi Bula rahi hai-Chalna hi … Continue reading

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Walks with Divya

  Was remembering my niece- Divya on her birthday. And the times when I would sit in Jasola, and tell her to write joint journal together. Of the times we went walking to Purana Qila- and then saw the Company … Continue reading

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Year End Diary-Notes-2015

Home is not only a place to stay, as a physical space, but also a concept. A place where the family memorabilia are kept , shared Continue reading

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