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Anand Nair
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Glad it's over for this year!
Christmas Fatigue
Christmas Fatigue
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Christmas Fatigue
It's over -- for this year anyway. Mind you, some friends suggested it should be banned for good, along with Black Friday and Guy Fawkes day...   Being a pagan I am wary about saying these things out loud. Might upset the seriously Christian Christians, who...
Christmas Fatigue
Christmas Fatigue
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My sister-in-law trying to get the bride 'engaged' in a dialogue. The bride is the one with the jasmine in the hair. Did I ever look so meek? Hmm...
Getting Married -- 1957 style.
Getting Married -- 1957 style.
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Minimum jewellery, no make-up to speak off. Weddings 1957 style. Now it's more gold than a woman can carry, wearing her neck down, professional make-up, another professional to drape the sari, something you have done for years. The rich in Kerala have a lot...
Fireflies
Fireflies
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HOME
This home -- three small bedrooms, a tiny office room where my father met his clients (and they spilled out on to the veranda and yard when there were more than four) a sitting room in which there was no furniture, apart from my study-desk; and one bathroom...
HOME
HOME
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Independence
On 15 th August, 1947, on the midnight hour, India became independent. The whole
household stayed up to listen to Jawaharlal Nehru, standing on the ramparts of
Red Fort, Delhi, to make that unforgettable speech about ‘our tryst with
destiny.’ Now, he said, ...
Independence
Independence
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Achan comes into his own
On 15 th August, 1947, on the midnight hour, India became independent. The whole
household stayed up to listen to Jawaharlal Nehru, standing on the ramparts of
Red Fort, Delhi, to make that unforgettable speech about ‘our tryst with
destiny.’ Now, he said, ...
Achan comes into his own
Achan comes into his own
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Beginnings of an Africa Pilgrimage.
Belonging
Belonging
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Belonging
Clearly, having been born and grown up in India, leaving it only to go next door to Ceylon when I got married, where everyone looked a little Indian anyway, I am indisputably INDIAN. But then, India is a big place, I don't speak the languages of North India...
Belonging
Belonging
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Short Days
Short days
Short days
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