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Small Town Blues

This post is inspired by two events that happened in close succession...Two days back - friend from blog world says he loves my city 'cos he's studied here for five years. Today - friend from real world says he fell in love with my city during the very first visit, reason being he was bowled over by the greenery... So I decided to take a good sharp look around to see what I find lacking in a city where I grew up and have now returned to after almost five years ... Maybe, I am taking the luxuries for granted??? Well, sadly even after close to 24 hours of deep thought, I still haven't come up with a lot of luxuries that the place offers ! 1. Greenery : Yes, the city is green...green beyond the wildest imagination of someone who has never been here before. And that can charm a tourist...but in day to day life, will you rather choose between a) Shops open late nite so that you can shop for essentials after work OR a star lit sky ('cos there is no pollution) ? b) Monsoon rains …

Life's Like That - 6

Hubby's work environment is heavily skewed to the opposite gender. As heavily skewed as it gets when you are the only male in the entire department of 77 people (colleagues, professors and staff) , not to mention an all female clientele. Hubby is not too pleased with the situation - his pet peeves start from no opportunities for male bonding (whatever that means) and ends with a paranoia of whether he will end up behaving like girls (again, whatever that means !)

One day Lady is good naturedly pulling hubby's leg on the topic....
"Lucky you...soo many women and just one you...". Hubby gives a disapproving look...Lady continues "You must be having your time of a lifetime - all women swooning all over you..." At which point hubby is really peeved and mutters seriously " Yea, who do you think I am ? Kamadhenu ???"
It took a moment for lady to realise what hubby meant.... And then of course there was no stopping her laughter...

P.S For the uninitiated: K…

Slavery of the Mind

If the question is "Will you trade your mind with Satan in return for eternal happiness?" , most of us without blinking an eyelid will say "Nooo".
But if the question is "Will you trade your mind with God in return for eternal happiness?" , then why should the answer be any different?
Afterall, in both cases you are enslaving your mind, right? Before you jump into conclusions, let me clarify a few things - this post is NOT one of those eternal does God exist/ should I believe in God debate. I am NOT an atheist. I also know that different people believe in God differently and to different degrees and no one way is better than another.. And I am talking here about people who have the resources to think for themselves. By which I mean, they have the economic and intellectual freedom to be masters of their mind - if only they choose to. And that is what this post is all about - it is about the choice one makes...and as liberal minded as I would like to think of …