Archives for November 2008

Granny’s favorite flower

Periwinkle was my maternal granny’s favorite flower. I grew up in her house in Ajmer. That was when Mom was working as a primary teacher and my father was in Delhi working on his Ph.D. Those were happy days with no responsibilities and very little tensions. I think there are several posts with that theme […]


A few years back there was a big hue and cry about a major boost to alleviate the energy problem. There is a plant, Jatropha, which was supposed to play an active role to solve the energy crises. This plant produces a seed which can be crushed to extract a light oil for use as […]

Cake of fruit

My parents had dropped by from Ahmedabad for a three day visit. And I think I missed an entry or two since I was busy with them. My dad had decided to make a cake while he was here. A cake of fruit ! I think that may require some explanation. He is off carbs […]

My books toplist 2

…continued  HG Wells – The War of the Worlds Homer – The Illiad Homer – The Odyssey Ivan Turgenev – Fathers and Sons James Clavel – Shogun James Joyce – Ulysses Jane Austen – Pride and Prejudice JD Salinger – The Catcher in the Rye Jerome – Three Men in a Boat John Steinbeck – […]

My books toplist 1

Most people who like to read eventually decide to come up with a list of all their favorite books. I also thought it would be fun to try and compile something like that. But its tougher than I thought. There are so many books whose name brings a warm glow to the heart but not […]

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