Category Archives: India

Arabian Vistas

hezaz mountains – saudi arabia By Sept 2011 it had been more than seven months since I had left Libya.The civil war there was winding to a close .It was time for me to return to Benghazi.I had evacuated in … Continue reading

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The Secret Lake

Nestled among the wooded hills in a corner of my village of Santa Cruz lies the Bodvol lake.Few people outside the village seem to know much about this ‘secret lake’. One sunny morning this monsoon ,I took my wife and … Continue reading

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Anna’s August Revolution

It was a perfect storm which hit the Indian political establishment this monsoon.Seventy four year old Anna Hazare’s anti corruption agitation was a masterclass in political agitation.A carefully orchestrated campaign since March reached a crescendo in August and had the … Continue reading

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Viva Carnival !

Feb – March is carnival time in Goa. From the cool climes of Benghazi,Libya  I landed home right at  carnival time.Since I had been away from my toddler son for months there was no better opportunity for some father son … Continue reading

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Propitiating the snake gods

My mother-in -law had long been insisting that I visit the Kukke Subramanya temple in South Canara.A priest had advised her that this was necessary to get rid of “sarpa dosha” (serpent’s curse) on me. As I was in Mangalore … Continue reading

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