Category Archives: Life and all that stuff

Celebrating non-violence in a violent world

Today is Gandhi Jayanti, the 144th birth anniversary of a man who is variously called Bapu, the Father of the Indian nation, and ‘Mahatma’, or Great Soul. No matter what epithet we give to him, he remains one of the … Continue reading

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The Columbia mission: Dreams, life and the magic of hard work

A few days ago I visited the Seattle Museum of Flight. Just outside the museum, I paused, and there was this moment that made the entire trip west worthwhile – the ghastly little propeller plane from Calgary, the nauseating three … Continue reading

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A brush with real estate

The voice on the phone is female, crackling with confidence. “Hi! I’m Sophia and I’m calling to set up a viewing time with you for the Burns Road property.” “But,” I say, confused, “I thought someone called Leonard was showing … Continue reading

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