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Bindu Krishnan

The insignificance of age

Today’s “Brunch” carried Seema Goswami’s article about how a friend of hers was upset on being called “aunty” by 20 year old girls. I find this obsession with remaining young forever crazy !!! Also this obsession with turning 40 and the 40’s today are the 30’s of yesterday type proclamations. […]

Illusions and A Million miles

I am currently reading “A million miles in a thousand years” by Donald Miller. While reading it, I finished re-reading an all time favourite “Illusions” by Richard Bach. Krishnan’s first gift to me were three books – and “Illusions” was one of them. The similarities between these two books is […]

Speed in India

Just finished watching Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock starrer “Speed” for probably the tenth time. I just love the movie. Infact Krishnan and I watched it first in Chennai and watched it a second time within 24 hours with Amma and Appa !! This is the movie that built up […]

Jamling Norgay

This year so far has been about celebrities and I met a true blue achiever yesterday. Tenzing Norgay’s son Jamling came and spoke at the Nasscom GIC conclave. I met him just before the session started and what amazing humility !! I have always wondered what it means to have […]

A woman’s liberation…

In Mahabharata, Gandhari ties a piece of cloth over her eyes, going blind voluntarily because her husband Dhritarashtra was blind. Great ! She is much revered and the Gods gift her with special powers since she did this. The question though is, what if she had been blind ? Would […]

Paan Singh Tomar

They say history repeats itself and it does because we, the “intelligent” human race refuse to learn ! On March 14th, Krishnan and I went to watch this movie made on Subedar Paan Singh Tomar. He was an army man and held the 3000 mts Steeplechase record for almost a […]

Keventers

When we came to Delhi in 1997 a friend of ours took us to Keventers in CP for the first time and it has become a necessary stop for us often !! Today when we went, it was just as crowded and a long queue to get the half litre […]

We really dont get it !

It dawned on me today morning, that we really have become cynical of our policy makers and the politicians !! They are truly concerned about our health – you see, laughter is the best medicine. So they continue to make these jokes, like putting up their own statues, foisting an […]

Telepathy

A bunch of multicoloured flowers So easily show the years gone by ! Now to choose from The multiple memories… The need to check if my long hair was real, Or the long drive to the zoo, To the several notes during the program And winning the first competition …. […]