Bugs Bunny's casual inquiry - 'What's up, doc?' - was not meant to elicit a detailed status update as Bunny himself (or, itself) hardly waited for the answer. But status update is very cool and hot these days in the era of smart phones. Whether you are interested or not, your phone is bombarded with … Continue reading What’s up, Doc?
This post is now part of my book - Ruminations in Idle Hours. It has been withdrawn to comply with copy right and exclusivity issues.
As one of the blogger friends has mentioned in the comments of the previous post, this time around the wish was not a simple new year. Some wished a great English New Year, Some a great Christian New Year, and some a prosperous Gregorain New Year. In fact, in my previous post, I myself was … Continue reading Let the Gregorian New Year make us more Gracious
The concept of mono no aware that I discussed in part 2 finds expression in Japanese art and literature including in the works of the latest Nobel laureate Kazuo Ishiguro. Even though the concept originated in the Heian Era (8th-12th century), it started gaining prominence in Japanese culture with the works of the 18th century … Continue reading part 3: The Japanese sense of Aesthetics
My book IDLE HOURS will be available for free download between 1st and 3rd December 2017. I have made minor revisions recently and those who have already got it may download it again to get the latest version. Meanwhile here are a few reviews / feedbacks: https://twitter.com/s_k_pathak/status/932085793618763776 Enjoyed reading the book. At places the humour … Continue reading my book will be available for free download
My first published book was supposed to be a book of poetry to celebrate the labours of love of an unsung poet who has been writing poetry off and on for the last three decades. Being a professional procrastinator I had also set a deadline for the completion and the publication of the book. My … Continue reading Thus, here is my first published book
Remembering those notebandi days ( Originally written after a few days of demonetization)
The times are such that, neither are notes so random nor do they have any association or destination other than the bank. The whole nation is in queue for a few ‘tukda’ notes. It is Saturday night and as we finalise our plan to visit Chinchi Falls and Mekedatu as part of our weekend getaway, we are reminded, we have forgotten to factor in legal tender notes to our itinerary. So we rush to the nearby ATM. Though there is still a queue, we manage to get some of those extremely rare pieces of paper and come back home by 11:30 P.M.
It is ‘7’ o clock in the morning when we start our trip. However, people have already left home long back for their ‘Cash’ mission and we notice long queues in front of every ATM or Bank that we pass.
Four days earlier, on my way to…
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Usually, the commuting to and from the office is the most unpleasant experiences of a working day in a city like Bengaluru so much so that when someone asks, 'what is the distance of your office from home', I say, 'it is one and a half hours to two hours depending upon the mood of … Continue reading today flowers blossom in me
In those good old days of Doordarshan raj, I never had a fight with my wife for the remote, it being still a remote possibility when I had my first TV. Otherwise also you could not fight as there was no alternate channel to switch to. While watching the Bengali Movie Dhananjoy (with subtitles) a … Continue reading doordarshan days
The other day when I was watching the Hollywood movie Good Man, the subtitles somewhat went like this: "Hope you **** already know the **** target." "Ye. We have to get that **** **** **** out of the **** hole." "*** those intel *** . Everything completely **** up, man" "Ye. If I meet those ***** … Continue reading subtitles for a sanskari audience