Monthly Archives: November 2006

Poem: Bitter gourd for one

Yesterday, while sweeping the floor, I found your earring, one of which must be lonely amongst all the pairs in the sandalwood box. It lit the corner behind the sofa with light and memory. You had looked under the pillows, … Continue reading

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Poem: Going Into Exile

He envies the almost-dead leaf. You die, every year and return. That is how one must love. Go away, die and come back. And love again. The Historian plays with his library card, suddenly knowing that the only way to … Continue reading

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Dogs, children and boundaries

Walking today in the suddenly cold London, I saw a beautiful Labrador and a young woman walk by. I love dogs. I have never been able to resist the urge to talk to a dog. As someone who has had … Continue reading

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Poem: The Immoralist explains Purpose

The Immoralist misses the company of the Peacock From the Immoralist and Peacock series. Quick to anger, the former had ruffled the feathers of the latter. The feather is beautiful, like Krishna’s face etched, but of no use. Miffed, the … Continue reading

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Corporate Social Responsibility: Reuters Live Event

Have an opinion on Corporate Social Responsibility? Necessary or not? Viable, irrelevant or pointless? From Global Voices On Thursday November 9th, at 6:30pm EST (23:30 GMT / 05:00am Friday in India), Reuters will be hosting a live conversation about corporate … Continue reading

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Premium mood altering Krishna

So I see this advert for premium Kanna. For a few seconds I was confused. Kanna to me of course means either a child, a term of endearment or Krishna. My first thought was “PremiumAfter watching this movie, the word … Continue reading

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24 hour online demo against Internet Censorship at RSF

From RSF: Reporters without borders organises 24-hour online demo against Internet censorship How to take part in the 24-hour online demo against censorship: The Reporters Without Borders website will be given over to this protest from 11 a.m. on 7 … Continue reading

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Tea for 2D per cup

Yesterday afternoon, after our regular feast in East Ham at Saravana Bhavan, we were waiting to catch the underground back home. I saw this sign for “Tea – 2D per cup”. I was a little curious about the D. Turns … Continue reading

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Khosla Ka Ghosla, Delhi and other entertaining subjects

We saw Khosla Ka Ghosla a few days back. Every character in that wonderful movie is a stereotype. Stereotypes of course are not without truth, and when they are built without using clich├ęs they make you relate to a film … Continue reading

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Movie Notes: Umrao Jaan is so bad – it hurts

I insisted we go see Umrao Jaan. Despite the fact that Sri’s radar seemed to have warned him against it. It was so awful that we couldn’t even sleep through it. You realize that the movie is not going to … Continue reading

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Links for 2006-11-03

Just drop by for a chat: Notes on the Kannada Blogosphere An article with a roundup of the Kannada Blogosphere. It mentions Sanket, who contributes to DP and does a fabulous job at GV to bridge the gap between Kannada … Continue reading

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What Mysore? It’s Mysuru.

More Kannadiga names for places in Karnataka. Mysore – Mysuru, Mangalore – Mangaluru, Shimoga – Shivamogga, Tumkur – Tumakuru, Hubli – Hubbali, Bellary – Ballary, Gulbarga – Kalburgi, Belgaum – Belagaavi, Chikamagalur – Chikkamagaluru, Hospet – Hosapete. Oh My Godu!

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