Category Archives: Life is like that only

Pinjra kaise banta hai

A couple of days ago, I emerged from the small side exit on my way to have some tea, when I noticed a gaggle of bicycles at the main gate, all green–indicating they had been rented at the metro station–and … Continue reading

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LTC, DU, AI/IA (DEL-MAA-DEL)

LTC  DU  AI/IA  DEL (Delhi)  MAA (Chennai aka Madras) Thanks to a couple of my colleagues, who regularly remind me about leave travel concessions, blocks and so on, I have so far availed of this benefit about three times in these past six … Continue reading

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Painters of the orange wall

This relates to the Saga of a wall The second painting job was done by Pappu and his wife. From Rajasthan, both were tall, long-limbed and with beautiful faces — sharp-featured, large-eyed, with that kind of Somali/Ethiopian beauty (do these peoples share … Continue reading

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Saga of a Wall or, Is this what they call மாயா?

Two years or so after moving in, the framing is done, nails inserted into the wall and finally the pictures are up on the wall. Very pleasing indeed and all is well with the world. Phew, at last, I don’t need to … Continue reading

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All in a morning’s walk to work

Starting with this donation left on a parapet wall outside the front door to my flat by a passing monkey — my best guess for the origin of this bit of morning toilette in this unlikely spot.     Then, this view … Continue reading

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