An Indian Expatriate

The Road not Taken
Rajan would have been overjoyed with the idea of settling in England, when he was young. However the opportunity came almost fifty years late! He was seventy two, when he lost his spouse and his son who was forty two, resided in England came to India for a month for his mother’s last rites. Rajan’s daughter in law as well as his two grand children were busy with their live...
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Partings

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A friend of mine lost his mother a few days back. It was an utmost tragedy for him. He left for his home town by the morning flight. Being at a very important post he returned after completing his mother’s last rites in a few days. We met privately once, while I paid my condolence and he shared his grief with me. He was in tears and he confessed that he had reconstructed his a...
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My Impressions About Goa

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The subject would not have been so interesting to me, if I had viewed Goa only for tourism. The conditions have changed, as now I have almost decided to settle there. I have been to Goa many times either for pleasure as well as for work. I remember first time when I had landed at Bogmolo airport in Goa about forty five years back, it was a small airport. A van from my hotel M...
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My impressions about Goa

Goa
The subject would not have been so interesting to me, if I had viewed Goa only for tourism. The conditions have changed, as now I have almost decided to settle there. I have been to Goa many times either for pleasure as well as for work. I remember first time when I had landed at Bogmolo airport in Goa about forty five years back, it was a small airport. A van from my hotel M...
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My Infuencers

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One is influenced by many in his life. In my case three persons who influenced me the maximum were my grandfather, my zoology teacher in school and my first employer. There have been so many twists and turns in my life, but I feel that I have part of these three personalities in me. My grandfather lived most of his life in North West Frontier Province before partition. W...
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Man learns more from failures

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Man learns more from failures, therefore instead of lamenting, he should celebrate when he meets a failure. He should think that he has got an opportunity to understand his shortcomings and that he can act again after he corrects them. The success does not provide him with the same opportunity,because it often stagnates him, makes him arrogant or makes him play safe. Remember ...
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What is life?

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Life is destiny or it is an accident. Are we in this world with a purpose to carry out something preordained? Or are we like a feather flying in sky being pushed by the wind in any direction? Let us analyze this by science. We are born with certain qualities from our parents and ancestors, which we get through our genes. We are greatly influenced by our initial training our...
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A Life Time

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Life time means different to different people. It could be 65 years or 50 years 100 years or for that matter anything. What is more important is that how that life was spent? People give innumerable excuses for not living a meaning full life, but they must pause and look at the lives of many who could achieve so much in the similar difficult circumstances. To illustrat...
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Life with a difference

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Vinay had his medical file lying before him. Doctor had left his house over an hour back. His first report, which had come a week back, had indicated that he had blood cancer. He was incredibly shocked and therefore he underwent the same tests again. Doctor had reconfirmed his earlier diagnosis. He had given his assessment in plain words. “You have advance stage of blood ...
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No Alcohol Drinking during the Festival

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Alcohol has become an important factor in social circles in many cultures. Almost in every country during the festivals, people prefer alcoholic drinks. Thus alcohol has become the most widely used recreational drug in the world. It is a legal drug which is available without any prescription. Though Amitava Dasgupta in his article, The Science of Drinking, has mentioned that dr...
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