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Cloud Conference leading to Rain Showers !

#LockdownTales Yesterday when Krishnan and I went for a walk early in the morning, I found dark clouds getting together. Daybreak was a little slower and it looked like the clouds were having a conference to decide whether they should rain down on Earth right away or tomorrow. Once the boss arrived, all darkness fled … Read more Cloud Conference leading to Rain Showers !

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Book Review – Persuader

After reading “A Gentleman in Moscow” and re-reading “Rebecca”, I had a reading lull for nearly a week. I would start a book and read a few pages, then go to another book, repeat the process :). Finally I decided to get a Jack Reacher novel so that it brings me back to my reading … Read more Book Review – Persuader

Ayogya Duryodhan & Ayogya RaGa

In one of the episodes of the Mahabharata, Sage Veda Vyasa meets Dhritarashtra and finds him in a pensive mood. Upon enquiring, Dhritarashtra says, that he was hoping that the Pandavas are discovered in their 13th year of exile when they are supposed to stay incognito. That way, they would again be in exile for … Read more Ayogya Duryodhan & Ayogya RaGa

Vaali Vadh and a Sadhu’s lynching

In the Ramayana, Vaali and Sugriva are twin brothers and Vaali is the King of Kishkindha (probably modern day Hampi). They both are powerful and great warriors. The brothers have a fallout and Vaali forcibly keeps Sugriva’s wife with himself, while banishing Sugriva from his kingdom. Rama and Lakshmana meet up with Sugriva and his … Read more Vaali Vadh and a Sadhu’s lynching

My nephew’s prediction – Varaha kills Corona

#LockdownTales My cousin Aravind’s 6 year old son sketched the following drawing in late March. While he sketches beautifully, I was intrigued by his choice of the “Varaha” avatar of Vishnu to kill Corona and save the Earth. A little background about the Varaha avatar of MahaVishnu. The Varaha (Wild boar) avatar is MahaVishnu’s third … Read more My nephew’s prediction – Varaha kills Corona

Osho Story #10 – Well of Time

As many of you know, Osho never “wrote” a book … but he was a prolific author with nearly 800 books to his credit because nearly all his discourses have been converted into books. He spoke on Krishna at Manali in 1970 and the book that was published from that discourse is “Krishna – the … Read more Osho Story #10 – Well of Time

Naming conventions during Ramayana and Mahabharata

#LockdownTales As we watch re-telecast of Ramayana and Mahabharata, its fascinating to see how the warriors and other important characters are addressed. As I was thinking about it, Kiran KS, made my life easy by posting the following note on his FB timeline. This is so powerful…. even as we celebrate a few men in … Read more Naming conventions during Ramayana and Mahabharata

Lockdown Food #4 – Vadakari becomes WadiKari !

#LockdownTales I didn’t know how to use the Punjabi Wadiyan because the only way I had seen them being used was with Potatoes. I don’t like potatoes and we rarely buy them… ok, I rarely let Krishnan and Amma to buy potatoes :):). I had a pack of Amritsari Wadiyan that I bought at a … Read more Lockdown Food #4 – Vadakari becomes WadiKari !

Promise Vs Reality – Big Basket :(

#LockdownTales I have been a Big Basketeer for the longest time ever since Vidya introduced us to it in Bangalore in 2012, but over the last one year, I have shifted completely to Milk Basket because I found that Big Basket was largely stocking only those items that were under their own brand and not … Read more Promise Vs Reality – Big Basket 🙁