Stray Thoughts / Musings

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Just watched this AMAZING movie starring Anne Bancroft and Anthony Hopkins and I had to share it with my friends, particularly those who share a passion for reading and for books with me. I had ordered it over Amazon and a colleague from London got…

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“India is not a melting pot of cultures where different cultures meet, merge and emerge into a new culture through a process of syncretism. It is a bowl of tossed salad; fresh, crisp, colourful and healthy, in which different sub-cultures exist simultaneously enmeshed within each…

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“Nina and Minnie selected their costumes, got their hair styled in the Lao tradition, while the make-up artist painted their faces. They were then led into the shooting area and the photographer got clicking. Lo and behold! The two Indian women were transformed into two…

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“The trees in our garden along with those in our immediate neighbourhood are hosts to colonies of birds that includes swallows, humming birds, wagtails, lapwings, cuckoos, swifts and innumerable other birds unknown to me, who fill the entire day from dawn to dusk with their…

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On Children -Kahlil Gibran Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself. They come through you but not from you, And though they are with you yet they belong not to you. You may give them…

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“In my view no other western classical composer has captured joy in such spontaneous exuberance as Beethoven has. Towards the last part of this composition (the 9th Symphony), Beethoven sweeps men and women to the realm of the gods, bursting opening the floods gates of…