Monthly Archives: July 2005

The World Map

One of the best things my father did for us when we were kids was to get us a huge world map. The paper map was set on a rexine sheet (something pink, with random flowers all over) and had … Continue reading

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The low cost of dentistry

Two visits to the dentist yesterday. Appointments don’t work here. “Be here between 10 and 11 in the morning”, said the dentist’s assistant. I was there at 10. I wrote my name down in the pad on the table. I … Continue reading

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Bangalore and Tirupati

Bangalore has grown a lot. I have 5+ relatives living in 5 houses and each of those houses, including my sister’s own is on the outer periphery of the city, along what is called the outer ring road. Since most … Continue reading

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Iyerisation or Globalisation?

Times of India had this excellent article by Swaminathan S Anklesaria Aiyer called “My family and other Globalisers“. It came to me via a mailing list I am a member of. I read it while waiting to get my T-mobile … Continue reading

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Travelling in India

Update: If you are a friend/foe staying in Bangalore, and would like to talk, or meet, mail me your phone number at mail you-know-what-goes-here and I will call you. It’s been a week since I landed in India now. … Continue reading

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