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DISSENT

_=========================== This Blog is called Reflections. As one gets older there is time to reflect on life’s experiences and this one is particularly painful because it counters the memories of elation, inspiration and enthusiasm of past years. I was there … Continue reading

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A Swami’s Life

Grandfather’s house in Pudupet, Madras (now known as Chennai) always had interesting visitors and guests. He came from a large family, but in the thirties he was the only one of his siblings who had left the home in Mangalore … Continue reading

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The Flowers will survive

THE FLOWERS WILL SURVIVE October is here and anyone who has a garden in Delhi is busy. My ‘garden’ is just a collection of flower pots on the terrace and a strip of earth near the paved entrance way to … Continue reading

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Remembering Sarojini Naidu

BEAUTIFUL MORNING (Edited version of an article published in the Statesman April 27, 1979 on Sarojini Naidu’s 100th birthday)) We were three little girls ranging from 12 to eight years. There was a party at home and a great deal … Continue reading

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POWER AND BALANCE

POWER AND BALANCE We are three sisters and what I remember of my mother with gratitude, is that she took us with her whenever she visited elder women, her friends or relations. We stayed out of the conversation, unless directly … Continue reading

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Follow the birds

Uncork the champagne !!!  October 8 and 82 Hi All, Thank you all so much for your birthday wishes, and all the loving messages. It felt so good to hear from friends around the world, with some lovely e-cards … Continue reading

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JUGAAD

It was September 2013 and the post monsoon humidity was high. The air conditioner was still a blessing even though the summer was officially over and the temperatures lower. Not only did it reduce the sweat, the cool air discouraged … Continue reading

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Perfect days in Provence

A perfect Sunday in Provence May 25 (Trying to get the pictures inserted!) The Cathedral at Marseille On Sunday Krishna had planned a family day visiting the calanques near Marseille. These are inlets in the sea like small fjords amidst … Continue reading

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A Perfect Day in Provence Part IV

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It is Friday and Krishna took the day off to show me around the Côte d’Azur. Priya takes painting classes on Fridays with an elderly woman artist in Aix. The children have school but Aditya was bringing home a friend … Continue reading

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A Perfect Day in Provence Part III

Tried to contact Julian Hollick on the phone but could not get through. So I sent him an email. He immediately called back and we arranged to go to Vaison the next day and have lunch together. I had visited … Continue reading

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