Monthly Archives: June 2009

Fun With Figures.

Fun With Figures. (In a lighter vein (Today is National Statistics Day)                               1. Mae West’s Equation :     1 Girl in a convertible     = 5 in the phone book !                                    2. Information … Continue reading

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The fig tree

Here is another beautiful photograph by my son Hardeep, taken from a nearby fig tree. I love figs. Expressions like “I care a fig” are also there in the English language. The fig fruit (or rather, technically a flower) has … Continue reading

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LIFE…….   A  French  Poem by  LEON DE MONTENAEKEN  (1902)   La vie est vaine, Un peu d’ amour Un peu de haine, Et puis–bon jour     La vie  est breve Un peu d’ espoir Un peu de reve, … Continue reading

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Tragedies / Comedies of Life

Tragedies / Comedies of Life     1. Sanitary Inspector’s     Son drowns in a     Street gutter,                    Which had no     Man-hole cover !                                     2. Traffic Policemen     Challans an erring motorist,     While his … Continue reading

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Another letter in Business Standard

The following news item was published in Business Standard of 18th June 2009: Sebi allows concept of anchor investor BS Reporter / Mumbai June 18, 2009, 18:27 IST Market regulator the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) today allowed … Continue reading

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My letter in Business Standard.

MY LETTER IN BUSINESS STANDARD The following was a news item published in Business Standard of 11th June 2009: Satyamites celebrate ‘strong’ results, distribute sweets on campus… K Rajani Kanth & B Krishna Mohan / HyderabadJune 11, 2009, 0:21 IST … Continue reading

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Deadly Katrina

The Web’s Deadliest Searches :   This is a snippet from the latest issue of Business Today (issue dated 28th June 09) As per a report by a security firm McAfee, it has identified over 2600 popular words,which when keyed in … Continue reading

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poetic licence.

POETIC LICENCE :   I have always been a great fan of Khushwant Singh. I love reading his Saturday columns in Hindustan Times,titled ” With Malice Towards One And All “. In one of his recent columns he discussed about the purpose … Continue reading

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Play upon words

PLAY UPON WORDS : I love art forms which engage the attention of the readers ( called grabbing eye balls these days) through play upon words. English and Hindi, both have enriched me with their word play creativity. It is … Continue reading

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Rain Poems and Songs

RAIN POEMS AND SONGS Last evening, a thunderstorm and dust storm were there in parts of New Delhi , followed by a light drizzle for some time. As I stood in the balcony of my house and enjoyed the drizzle, … Continue reading

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