Road Inspection, and Theatre...

December 16, 2007

As part of the ongoing struggle to prevent our esteemed government from razing trees to make broader roads, four of us went down Kasturba Road, that abuts Cubbon Park, today. It was a wonderful walk in one sense, because starting from the Karunashraya at the corner,

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Numerology...and Air Barek

December 14, 2007

I have yet to see a “numerology specialist” (er, perhaps, Dr Jeyashankar who has a doctorate from the US) who will say, “this name is perfectly OK, go ahead.” No. Numerology mandates that several extra letters be added (why is it that deleting some letters is never given as a solution? Do numerologists work in close collusion with signboard painters, and makers of plastic, brass and neon letters?)

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Songs the letters sing...

December 13, 2007

No matter how politely couched, no matter how much masked, I think that the emotions that underlie any communication in writing cannot be mistaken. As much as positive emotions like love and happiness, negative emotions such as irritation, disgust, anger or hatred show through the text, and make themselves very clear. The actual words may not give offense, but the tone of the whole text can certainly do so.

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