Category Archives: Tripoli Reading Group

Here’s to our High School Days-Year End Diary-2017

Where-ever one goes, one finds some aspects of the local community which are interesting and worth learning from and imbibing. 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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Angry

Every man`s life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguishes one man from another.
Papa Hemingway
..My friend BJ is angry and there are many reasons and details which feed his anger. Almost a hundred years down the time when Hemingway took part in World War I- I see the details of the life of a man negotiating through different layers, in war torn Libya Continue reading

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Of Books, walks, narratives…on Teacher’s day

Today is Teacher’s Day. Do you practice something from your culture or civilization in your daily life?
How does this practice affect your understanding of life?
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A LETTER FROM YESTERDAY

Then I received a unique letter “from yesterday” from an old friend, with whom I used to go for motorcycle rides in Pune, with my parents sometimes chasing us- Where are you off to? Those were the college days – and I was visiting the same streets where I had grown up as a small school boy-studying in Vincent’s , in a very different way. Continue reading

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MITIGA

The everyday history of immigrants and locals gives different flavors of life in the same place. The Italian families who stayed here in the 19th and earlier part of 20th century have a different orientation than the military families staying at the Wheelus Air Base in 1950s/60s. The local Arabs have a different orientation over generations Continue reading

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To those of us who have everything and those of us who have nothing

Did one more last interview with Dr.Singh.
“Don’t say you understand situation here. No one understands the situation here,” he said, paraphrasing Abu Shafshoofa
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