Category: Facts and Fiction

Facts and Fiction, Humor, In real life, Mood, People, seasons, Vancouver, Weather

Dancing to the tune of nature

A couple of months ago, it used to be bright and sunny. The sun took its own time to say, “Bye, bye guys,” rather reluctantly, but you had to wait till 9:30pm to see the glorious sunset! Anyway, slowly but steadily, the weather was neither too hot nor too cold and one was tempted to …

Facts and Fiction, Humor, Issues in India, News: My opinions, Politics in India, seasons, Strikes and Protests

Scandals, please!

As far as agriculture is concerned, bumper crops are few and far between but most of the states in India manage to overcome the shortage by making prompt and smart arrangements with surplus states. Not that they are sympathetic with the middle class people but to make sure that the opposition parties do not make …

Facts and Fiction, Kids, Mood, Parents, People, Short Stories, Travel

A thing of beauty is a joy forever!

The other day while I was going through the “introduction” to Rudyard Kipling’s “The Phantom Rickshaw”, I recalled several personal experiences but, the one that ‘knocks’ me off an on is our visit to a beautiful village surrounded by a river which was called ‘Bharatha Puzha’ in those days. It was our first visit when …

Elections, Facts and Fiction, News: My opinions, Politics in India

Victory at any cost!

There are innumerable political parties in India, mostly resulting from internal problems. When a popular party is keen on winning at any cost, it is ready to have a tie up with smaller to the main party. The demands of the smaller parties are invariably a couple of ministerial posts. In the good old days, …

Facts and Fiction, Issues in India, Short Stories

Our own kith and kin!

Urbanization would have brought about “the richer than ever” look to towns which were not long ago, small and uncrowned (and beautiful too). Small, but spacious in the sense that most of the lands which were agricultural or just small playgrounds were the target of the business people and the building contractors. I am not …

Facts and Fiction, Issues in India, Politics in India, Strikes and Protests

Keep your distance from Politics, please!

The involvement of University students in politics may appear to be an unavoidable practice in view of certain unpleasant developments that distract their attention from studies: But the students must realize that most of the issues are on flimsy grounds prepared by certain political parties who are of the view that their survival depends to …

Facts and Fiction, Humor, In real life, Issues in India, Politics in India, Strikes and Protests

A TIRESOME Job, Indeed!

It has become quite normal these days for politician, Trade Unions and All and Sundry to resort to demonstrations in Protest against some politics of the ruling party or, for some benefits denied by the government in power. Invariably, it could be in the form of ‘Protest marches’ which could slow down day-to-day activities and …