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A Mosquito spoils my Diwali!

By on October 29, 2016

 

Today I was reminded of a very powerful dialogue and song by Bollywood actor Nana Patekar from a 1996 hindi film ‘Yashwant’ and I suddenly realized that how true it is even now. The dialogue runs like this.

“Ek Machhar aadmi ko hijda bana deta hai.”  The English translation is;

“A…


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A Free Sim!

By on September 20, 2016

 

Right since Reliance Jio announced free data and speech services on its 4G network for a trial period of four months, there has been an upheaval in India. Long lines of people were seen in front of Reliance digital stores waiting for their turn for a free mobile sim….


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Four Months in US, Quantified!

By on August 31, 2016

I and my wife have just completed four months stay in USA and are now on the verge of going back to India. An idea struck  to me to quantify the activities that I undertook in the last four months.

A little introduction about self, I am an Indian Defense…


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Never seek help from a Fool and a Loudmouth!

By on August 29, 2016

During my childhood my grandfather used to narrate a very interesting story to me which has a good moral, equally applicable today.

In good old days, when the road communications and transportation systems in India were almost non existent, the people walked from one place to another. This was more…


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Laughter types, some interesting definitions!

By on June 24, 2016

Many definitions of types of laughter have been written and are available in the literary domain. However, I wish to cover some other aspects of laughter types and feel that these are quite humorous. Laughter is good for health indeed and also plays a very important part in our…


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Some Interesting Indian Matrimonial Advertisements!

By on June 15, 2016

Excerpts from some of the actual matrimonial advertisements.

Conditional Matrimony.

A beautiful and educated bride from India wanted for a Canadian citizen Jat Sikh (Punjabi-Indian)  27 years of age, 5ft 9in , well educated and employed boy, the condition being that the brides’s family must have another unmarried girl relative in…


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Ashrams (आश्रम) :Stages of Life, Then and Now!

By on June 7, 2016

Ashrams in Hindu (Indian) philosophy are four stages of life and this thought was prevalent in the ancient as well as medieval times, though it still has acceptability with the orthodox families. These stages are known as Brahamcharya (ब्रहाम्चार्य), Grihastha (गृहस्थ ), Vanprastha (वन्प्रस्था) and Sanyasa (संन्यास). Each stage…


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Selfie Addiction , Accidents and Psyche!

By on June 3, 2016

A large number of accidents are taking place all over the world due to selfie taking and many of these accidents result in deaths. As per the report of Washington post, India has led the world in selfie-related deaths in 2015. About 27 persons died in India in 2015…


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सुरखाब के पर (Feathers of a golden Pheasant)

By on May 19, 2016

सुरखाब के पर (Surkhab Ke Par).

We often hear  and use some idioms without understanding their meaning properly. The above Indian (Hindi) idiom falls in that category. The idiom “Does he/she have feathers of Surkhab?” often refers to a person who has lot of airs about him/her or has attitude….


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Guests Then and Now; Digital Age!

By on May 17, 2016

Guests in Digital age.

When I was young (in 50’s and 60’s) we were thrilled to have guests in our parent’s home. Whenever guests arrived, there was excitement all around, the guests were greeted with a great warmth by hugs and kisses. Our mother would promptly run to the kitchen…

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Hello this is  Gurcharan Aulakh.
(Retired Major General from Indian Army). I was commissioned in Corps of Signals in 1971 and retired in May 2009.

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