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A Tale of Unmatched Socks


I noticed yesterday that I had six unpaired socks in my socks-n-undies drawer. This caused lots of existential questions to surface to my consciousness. Where did the “other halves” disappear too? Is there a singularity that appears occasionally in the … Continue reading

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Being Dad: A Surreal Parisian Open Doors Experience


Living in the City of Lights has its ups and downs and a large share of surreal moments – particularly when dealing with any portion of the French administration. Saturday, the various municipal centres for sports (besides the city pools … Continue reading

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Book Review: American Pastoral by Philip Roth (1997)


It is getting exceedingly rare to find books that are well-written and yet hard-hitting and surprising at nearly every turn. Usually, you get just one (like the nearly unreadable Infinite Jest that I can still not get through) or the … Continue reading

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TV Series: Magic City S01 – Part 2, Comparing Miami of the 50s to Miami of the 70s and Miami now


As a follow-up to my post about Magic City, I wanted to share a little bit more about my memories of growing up in Miami in the 70s and 80s and compare them to the Miami of the late 50s … Continue reading

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Three Tales of Two Cities in Rococo Sicily and Champagne


So, I am back from vacation in Italy and feeling refreshed and ready to blog again :) I learned several things about the cities in Sicily I am most familiar and this put me on the train of thought that … Continue reading

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Quitting Smoking: Causes of Addiction and Some Advice


I quit smoking for the third time nearly 18 days ago. I wrote back in January about starting smoking again. A BIG THANK YOU GOING OUT TO ALL MY WELL-WISHERS ON FACEBOOK – YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE! Well, having built … Continue reading

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An annoyance…and a small victory :)


I am in a bit of a crap mood of late. Perhaps it is the rainy debut to spring or something. Do you ever want to destroy your washing machine? Mine makes this incredibly annoying screechy BEEEEEP BEEEEEP when the … Continue reading

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Season Beginnings: Mad Men, Game of Thrones, Hell on Wheels


Both Mad Men and Game of Thrones just recently kicked off again. I am still sad to have to wait nearly a year to see how things turn out for Hank of Californication, Raylan of Justified, and Marty of House … Continue reading

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Mythology and Modern Life, Part 2 – Ganesha


Since my mom asked, here is my abridged and blatantly western version of the Ganesha story. It is the one that my colleagues debated in the car in Bangalore traffic on the way into the HP office a few work-lifetimes … Continue reading

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The Serpent’s Tail – and more thoughts on teaching


While sitting in traffic this morning, I thought a bit on the absurdity on modern life. Just sitting in traffic in a car seems absurd when I think of all the more productive things I could be doing. But worse, … Continue reading

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