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

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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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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My Hero

My Hero
Among my early influencers I would name my Dad on the top. He was a school science teacher in Lucknow. It was in late fifties and I was also one of his students. Surprisingly our school had a huge science laboratory which today even rich private schools might not have. We often had the demonstration of full experiments in the laboratory class room. Like he would show that how...
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Do unto yourself do unto others

Ethics
There are times when an employer has to pass a judgment on moral grounds against an employee. This is a case of a big manufacturer and his agent of a territory. The agent collected a cash component of an order from a customer and he did not remit the amount to the manufacturer. The agent in the past had been pleading the manufacturer to remit his commissions but the manufact...
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