Nature, New England

A Short Walk in the Woods

Our house abuts acres of conservation land.  Even though we’ve lived here for a few years, I had not ventured into the woods behind our house until earlier this year when I made my first foray into the woods after a snowstorm.  It was a magical experience and it merits a separate post.  I ventured forth again last Sunday, after…

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New England

The Miracle League

Another season of the Miracle League came to an end today.  Considering it is almost the end of October, it was an unusually warm New England day and the game was played under clear blue skies. Nikhil has added another trophy to his burgeoning collection and will rest on his laurels till the next session that starts in Spring. This…

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Memories

Diwali

My brother crept up to the Vishnu bomb, paused for a moment, lit the fuse with an incense stick and ran back to where I was standing.  There was a chill in the air.  The sun was yet to rise and the street lamp cast our shadows on the street.  The bomb exploded with a flash and as the sound…

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Memories, Music

Jamaican Farewell

If you asked me to name my favorite Hindi song, I would be hard-pressed to give you an answer.  I’ve been listening to Hindi songs as far as I can remember.  If you asked me my favorite English song, I would say “Jamaican Farewell” by Harry Belafonte.  The word favorite is subjective.  How does a song become one’s favorite?  In…

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Memories

Khartoum!

I can’t remember much of what I learned in high school but bits of trivia that I read at that age are still fresh in my mind.  Its useful for the odd dinner conversation but nothing more.  However, it helped me out during my school days.  My only claim to fame as a schoolboy was that I was a member…

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