Category Archives: Borrowed Words

Cricket, poems and wickets

I’d stopped following cricket during the madness that followed the match fixing scandal. But somewhere over the last few years – I’ve been drawn back to the game. I can’t help but root for England in the Ashes. As such … Continue reading

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Lindbergh

How appropriate it is that a pioneering aviator should write these fantastic words “Him that I love, I wish to be free — even from me.” Incredible thought. But this comes from someone who wrote this as well – “Don’t … Continue reading

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Essay on “Not Rape”

*trigger – Warning – if you’re not in the right frame of mind to read about sexual assault, don’t read further* Moving essay. But more than moving, it is shockingly articulate. The idea of a “Not Rape” … What we … Continue reading

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Ocean Eyes

Suddenly the mind remembers this fantastic poem. By Faiz Ahmed Faiz. Teri Samundar Ankhon Mein Yah dhup kinara shaam dhalen, Milte hain dono waqt jahan, Jo raat na din, jo aaj na kal, pal bhar ko amar, pal bhar mein … Continue reading

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Death, Cable TV, Emotions and Hamsters

I am a week and a day old at my new workplace and so far it’s been a good ride. Even as I learn a whole new way of approaching accounts, and get used to new faces. For starters, the … Continue reading

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If you read one thing today .. etc.

This is such an incredibly beautiful post. [via Marginal Revolution] The photographs are haunting, and the reflections on the remains of what was once a school books depository are almost creepy. Abandoned places have a strange impact. Either they amaze … Continue reading

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A brief distraction

Many thanks to the Punkster who is making the transition to this theme a lot smoother. While she tinkers with the innards of my WordPress, I am suddenly distracted. For no reason at all, I feel like sharing this piece … Continue reading

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