Some thoughts and stories
The Revenge of Geography
Fascinating stuff! Specially reading it almost a decade after it was written. What all had happened in these years that was mentioned as possibilities in the book.Read on
First there was Darwin and the Barnacle. Then came Alexander von Humboldt and his defining of Nature itself. And now there is this. The questions that remain. An old book, first published in1982.The questions it’s asking are making me go hummm…So enjoyable and light a read, I’m actually thinking it’ll finish too fast!Read on
Of Lemons and such
Book number 1 for 2023 and what a great book to start the new year with! Easy to read, informative and sunny! The ‘sunny’ being very welcome during an exceptionally dark and grey winter. While the title specified Italy, the book journeyed across the world. China, India, Persia and across the Atlantic to the USA.…Read on
Today’s little entry is more amused and surprised than happy or profound but it made me smile so here goes… Standing waiting at the local laundry service, while the lady before me handed in a huge pile of blankets and rugs and jackets and shirts. It took quite sometime. Then she turned towards me to…Read on
Good reality #2
Today was a travel day. Sitting besides me on the train was a young mother-daughter pair. The daughter was sweet but more beautiful still was the mother. Her attention to the little girl, teaching behavior that was friendly and polite. Kids like this will ensure a bright tomorrow.Read on
The Good Realities
Today evening I went to meet a friend of mine. A lady, I admire and respect a great deal and have long conversations with, over just about everything. As we sat talking about current grim realities, things that have really been playing on my mind, (news of war and turmoil, the chance of a power…Read on
Good News vs King Sequoia
I tried to read the Good News book but it wasn’t my kind of thing. Then I started King Sequoia…Read on
Oh Deer! Antelopes!
Oh Deer! The Antelopes we saw! You tell me what do you think about them. I’m fully amazed 🙂Read on
One bird came close and closer still. Checking me and my camera out. It’s big eyes staring directly into mine, long beak pointing straight at me and wings whirling loudly like motorblades 50 flaps per second. A couple of seconds of that look, I felt quite ready to duck back indoors!Read on
In praise of solitude
Man is a social animal. How many lessons in civics and history have started with that statement. How much I disliked it then. And yet I find it the start of my post today. However I write an opposing point of view. In praise of solitude. It is in solitude that we think. And to…Read on
Photographers, thou shall not edit!
A Writer writes his story. Then revises it. Going back time and again to re-phase, tighten and tweak. Till finally he is satisfied with the choice of words that best communicate his thought. Even years later, after it has been printed, read and become well-known, in a new edition he’s at liberty to tweak or add to his work.…Read on
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