Friends. Emigre.

Yesterday, I found that a friend was moving abroad for studies. We went to school together and over the decades became good friends. Good enough to be counted amongst the select few I invited to my wedding 3 years ago. Another friend of mine is also in the process of moving abroad with family. Chances …

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A writing drought

If writing and publishing something on my blog was pictured as a beautiful fresh stream flowing through grassy hillocks and onto forests, then let us say I am right now picturing a drought! I can hardly write a new post. A flicker of an idea or two come; I write them down and work on …

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You’ll never walk alone

Yesterday, I learned that the famous slogan of the Liverpool football team “You’ll never walk alone” was originally from a song. The song was composed by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein (also famous for the musical Sound of Music) as part of their musical “Carousel”. It was later made into the more familiar version by …

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Books and their private worlds

The other day I came across this wonderful image of S. Irfan Habib‘s hideout (don’t miss the old Apple computer) A stack of books is always more attractive to see than neatly organized bookcases because they remind you of different worlds they allow you to visit and ponder over instead of neatly organized information. My …

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