SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2009  SAGA OF A TATKAL PASSPORT Ye hai India meri jaan! My friends said...So very true! My daughter had got an internship in Ukraine and needed a passport within a week. I was advised to go for the Tatkal scheme and asked to get my daughter back home. She studies in Delhi. Well, flew her down from Delhi, then she doesn’t get a ticket on the train or any bus. Late night she travels on an ordinary RTC bus in this blistering heat and gets home. In the morning we get ourselves to the commissioner’s office along...

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Books and Me

Books & Me Books have been a constant companion since I was 5 I best friends too!!Books were like a magic window for me which made me soar into a fantasy world which I created in my imagination.....I was Cinderella and Snow White......I was Alice and I was Sleeping beauty too......:) What a wonderful feeling it is to create all these images in the mind.......can any movie or serial compare with these images? Never!! That’s why I always believe that reading makes our mind work while the idiot box....makes us idiots. I am glad I could pass on this...

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January 30th,2009   FACE IN THE CROWD I follow a strict almost disciplined life! Morning starts with a brisk brushing and 3 glasses of warm water Hurried morning ablutions over, gulp down the breakfast my maid puts in front of me and rush to office for the day’s routine. My day has started!!! Work, work, work……gossip over lunch….a power nap, more work and pack up at 5.Once I reach home I change speedily into my funky track pants, tee and my silver...

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Washing away my Sins

When my nephew asked me if I would like to accompany him to Amritsar the first thing that came to mind was that I would spend time with Esha, my daughter and a chance to wash away all the sins that I have been accumulating all these years :) I love travelling and always am fascinated with the long train journey with speedily changing scenery from one state to the other. Tamil Nadu Express is one of the prestigious and fastest trains launched by Indira Gandhi in 1976 and was always my favorite when I booked my tickets to Delhi.Sadly after Laloo finished his...

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An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.

The sheer optimism and dint of the will power of humans need to be commended and serenaded. In spite of facing so many adversities in the whole of 2011, the utter tenacity and optimism of mankind was visible last night. Ring out the old and ring in the new could be seen to be believed. Everything was forgotten...the earthquake and tsunami in March swept away more than 15000 lives. The tremors were felt far and wide. Osama was declared killed on May 1st by president Obama-An end to an era of mass destruction. Somalia declared a famine in July and...

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