Beguiling eyes

“Eyes” have remained the subject for my past two blogs and I have shared a few of my favorite Bollywood songs and other poetry on this theme.  I now conclude with these two compositions. The first song is from the hit 1970 movie Safar (The Journey).  It was picturized on the (first) “Superstar" of Bollywood, …

Smorgasbord

A dear friend and I met recently for our monthly lunch.  It is always the same location and pretty much the same menu – a cool one accompanied by guacamole and nachos, followed by soup and a sandwich with coffee to conclude our session that usually extends from 12.30 pm to 3.45 pm.  In spite …

The Key to ….

There was a time in India, when school teachers habitually encouraged their students to use a kunji (literally, “Key”) for each subject that they taught.  These were slim Tutorial pamphlets in the form of Frequently Asked Questions on key aspects of a subject/topic.  For instance, there were kunjis on vyakaran (grammar), prose and verse by …