‘Garden Bloomer’

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‘Garden’!
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William Shakespeare would have probably said, ‘To trust or not to trust’, had he lived in our times. Duping and conning has become such a common occurrence in today’s cut throat life.

The following incident occurred quite some time ago, but it has remained indelible in my mind since.

I was strolling in the garden, deeply engrossed in my thoughts, when I saw a man in grey trousers and a green shirt standing in front of me. He appeared to me to be an educated man. He asked me for some money, stating that he was not a beggar but that dire circumstances had forced him to ask for financial assistance even from strangers. Continue reading “‘Garden Bloomer’”

‘Couched in our idiocy’

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‘Watching TV!’
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“A loyal telly viewer defends his dedication to the box, adopting sometimes a ‘persuasive’ and sometimes a ‘strident’ sales pitch.”

“A thousand apologies …”, Ranjit was saying as usual in the popular TV series – ‘Mind Your Language.’ It was a chilly evening and I was all cosy and comfy, snuggled up in the razai with a cup of coffee and some snacks.

And in walked one of my brother’s friends. He is the intellectual type – the MBA breed. His idea of fun is two hours of page-to-page reading of the Financial Express, and if you ask him, ‘What’s up?’, he will respond, ‘The Dow Jones.’ Continue reading “‘Couched in our idiocy’”

‘Back To School’

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My room is always a mess and so is my almirah. At times I am bitten by the cleanliness bug and I do set about making order of chaos. And the last time I was involved in this mission I came across a neat packet of my school ‘Report Cards’.

It was all there, properly arranged in order, from L.K.G. to XIIth standard. And as I went through them cursorily, I realized that I must have been the most erratic student in the KG section for in one term I was rated ‘Excellent’ in nursery rhymes and ‘Very Poor’ in the very next. Continue reading “‘Back To School’”