My feelings about completing my engineering fifty years back in Delhi College of Engineering.

Our college was in old Delhi, in the locality named Kashmiri gate. The name was historically important because it was the northern gate of walled city of Delhi during Shahjehan’s rule in Mughal period. It was named Kashmiri Gate because it opened on the road which led to Kashmir. The background was also important because during first war of independence there were cannons attac...
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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

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

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

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

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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Nostalgic memories of New Year

On 1st Jan 1972, the first day of the year, I had got up with groggy eyes after having hardly two to three hours of sleep. On New Year eve I was at old Pune club till wee hours. It was a cold morning in a friend's house. His house was more or less a shelter where I had got ready in semi darkness and then had rushed to catch the bus to my factory. Once I had reached the factory ...
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