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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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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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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The New Old

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Every one would like to be young, no one would like to be old is a universally understood idea. However the premise of old age needs to be re stated as its conventional view no longer holds water. Today many positive changes in peoples’ attitudes, life styles, new drugs, better medical care, higher incomes have pushed the old age by at least two decades further. Till a few y...
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My love affair with exhibitions

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First day of my career in Pune and I was taken by two managers of the company to spend the day at an exhibition, where our company also had a stall. We had a working demonstration of a packaged steam boiler there. Raj Kapur was the chief guest in that exhibition and that day he also visited our stall. One of my colleagues from Kerala even asked him to buy the boiler. RK smiling...
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Why are festivals important in my life?

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Festivals hold importance in everybody’s lives due to so many reasons. It would be too big a list to mention everyone’s reasons. Here I will enumerate only my reasons, that will describe the importance that our festivals hold in my life: • Festivals make me feel cheerful. • Quite often they are the reasons for my family get togethers. • I live in north India where Diwali an...
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Sweet Memoirs

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I am in the last lap of my France tour. At the moment I am comfortably seated in TGV, which will take me from Bordeaux to Paris. I will be reaching CDG airport by afternoon. I should be well within my schedule for my Air India flight from Paris to Delhi. Probably at this time tomorrow I will be busy in my business activity. I am having mixed feelings, which I suppose are normal...
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