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Love Thy Father!

  He sat there on his wheelchair all by himself, so frail and lonely. He looked at the calendar for the umpteenth time to make really sure of the date. It was 2nd December indeed. It only seemed to make him more depressed. Back in the day, he was a jovial and friendly guy, a loving husband and father who would go to any lengths to keep his family happy. But time hadn’t been so kind to him. At 55 years of age his muscular legs of yesteryear seemed to have lost their strength and he now needed a wheelchair…
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TOP 5 – Things you can learn from a 11 year old!

The last one month sort of forced me to post this blog. Its been really hectic with all play & almost no work! Indian weddings are a heavy duty affair. So whether its your wedding or somebody else’s, a wedding in the family keeps everyone occupied. Amongst the wedding craziness I met this young boy Edan. Though he’s my wife’s cousin I was meeting him for the 1st time as he was in the States. All of 11 he’s a pocket dynamite who seemed to explode everytime he was around us & his energy was infectious. Everybody knows the age…
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What is your state of mind today?

I woke up this morning feeling utterly miserable. Frankly speaking I don’t even know why. It all starts with some small issue that gets to you & before you even know it you feel that the whole world is against you. Some call it “being moody.” To some around you it may seem to be arrogance. Sometimes I wonder whether its just me or do even others have similar ups & downs in their minds. These are the days where anything & everything seems to irritate you for no apparent reason. And its during those “moody” days where one loathes…
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Shane Warne Adds to Another Cricket Controversy

Cricket they say is a gentlemans game but somehow that’s hard to digest. Because for as long as I can remember its never been a gentlemans game. Chess for example is a gentlemans game. That’s not to say that cricket is a slug fest involving monkeys, its good at best of times but definitely not Always The latest controversy involving Shane Warne has again brought into the light the debate as to where the line has to be drawn between being aggressive & crossing the limits. The incident that Im referring to happened in the KFC Big Bash league, Australia’s…
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Everything That Is Wrong With Indian Cricket!

Before the start of the India England test series everyone had been bemoaning the fact that India had lost 8 test matches in a row against Australia & England in “away” conditions. Almost all the players especially the batsmen had received flak except for perhaps Virat Kohli. “They cant play swing, they cant adjust to pace, they don’t know how to hold the bat…..” Our bowlers too especially the pace bowlers who were expected to do well in helpful conditions were found wanting. Everything from ‘Too much 20 – 20’ to ‘too many advertisements’  had been quoted as the reason…
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Remembering the dance class – RIPVINS

  I had just been to a wedding in Mumbai, as a 17 yr old best man. Ii was all excited but all my excitement came crashing down when the time to dance came. To say that I had 2 left feet is an understatement. I somehow managed to get through the ordeal laboriously & promised myself that the 1st thing I would do when I reach Mangalore was find a dance class & join. The moment I reached I decided to find a place immediately, someone told me to go this dance class in Balmatta, in a small school….
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Marriage – Is all God’s work???

  www.facebook.com/LoveYaArrange. God sat at his table in heaven.  It was packed with papers & details on what work was done & what had to be done. It was all divided streetwise,statewise & countrywise so you can imagine the amount of detail in it. Every prayer around the world had to be entered into his database. It was late & had been a long tiring day for him (coz no matter how much he tried he couldn’t make India win more medals at the Olympics) but he was still up coz he was worried. Anjali was all of 25 &…
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Top 5- Most Embarrassing Moments

Moment No.1 The “Wrong Number Moment”. Im not talking about the wrong number of the phone variety. This is the one about the mistaken identity. Here’s what happened to a friend of mine. He walks into a cyber café, sees a long row of guys sitting on the computers with their backs turned towards him. He notices one guy there who’s back of the head has a remarkable resemblance to a close friend of his & so goes & slaps him his hard on his head saying “Yo dude, what you doing here.” Unfortunately for him when the head turns…
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TOP 5 – Most Annoying Facebook Users

User No. 1 -The perpetual status updater. Ok we get it. You have lots on your mind. But that doesn’t mean that you have to let everyone know every damn lousy thought of yours EVERY HALF AN HOUR! “Im going shopping” – “Im so excited sitting in the car to go shopping”-  “Listening to the radio in the car on the way to shopping” -“Im almost there, I can feel goosebumps”  .SOMEBODY PLEASE THROW HER OUT OF THAT MOVING CAR!!!!!  And also get me her phone when you’re at that. It doesn’t help the fact that there is that one…
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Oh The Woes Of Social Networking!!!!!

10:00 PM It had been a hard day at the office. Deadlines, deadlines & more deadlines. It seemed never ending. Edward was finally at home away from all the madness. Its now time for the best part of the day… Social Networking!!! A term unheard of a few years back but now an indispensible part of his life. He logs on to Facebook & Twitter. His eyes move to the red flag… all he wants to know is how many updates he’s had & from whom! He checks his updates. He’s disappointed. The “Friendship Request” he sent Michelle a colleague…
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Baby Thoughts!

Life seems to be pretty hectic these days. I wake up early in the morning…well not exactly early but early enough to be called early. I rush through with the morning routine with barely a glance at the newspaper which I so religiously go through otherwise & rush to the hospital ….. All coz Im posted in the Labour Theatre & I have to be there at 8 sharp coz God forbid there be a delivery.   And once you get there finally life seems to be a drag. You monitor , monitor & MONITOR! And then ofcourse relax in…
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RELATIONSHIPS- Why are they so difficult?

Relationships! People in relationships want to get out of it and those who aren’t in one, want to experience it no matter what! What a predicament. So many posts, books and discussions have taken place on this subject but hardly anyone has cracked it. These days relationships be it friendship or marriages seem to last as long a new mobile phone. You are tired of it the moment the new model is out. WHAT EXACTLY MAKES A RELATIONSHIP WORK This is a question I guess that many people must be asking. And you know what? I have no idea as…
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