Last Word, Memoirs, Travel

16.12.95


The phone rang in the very early morning hours of Dec 17th, a Sunday. In the USA it was still Saturday, Dec 16th. I rose from the warm bed and padded out into the cold hall to the phone. I heard the pips that foretold a transatlantic call, waited for my oldest brother's voice telling… Continue reading 16.12.95

Peeved Punjabi, Writing

Pride in your Post


Notes to you. < some may get it, some may not. I don't really care either way > There are things called articles. Like "a", "the". Use them. There are things called collective nouns. They don't have plurals. "Computer code", "apparel", "hardware", "software". Commas are useful things, if used properly, like in this sentence. Figure… Continue reading Pride in your Post

Last Word, Miscellany, Writing

Pride, Prejudice and Curiosity


The words "Pride" and "Prejudice", especially when joined with a non-contrasting conjunction are to a certain gender what, reportedly, catnip is to a feline. Some of those, personally known to me, have watched Colin Firth's D'Arcy in a wet t-shirt scene a few thousand times. Of course, people of all genders are simply fond of… Continue reading Pride, Prejudice and Curiosity

Last Word, Miscellany

Sex and Marriage


So recently, some female author, trying to flog her book, sponsored a debate on premarital sex. Briefly, she asked, Yes or No. Of course the usual pseudo social activists were quick to jump in with both feet condemning with many references to cultural heritage, some faux religious mumbo jumbo and a overall sense of outrage… Continue reading Sex and Marriage

Memoirs, Slo-Man

30 Years On the Rocks


  It has been a long time. Yet, it seems just like just the other day the Slo-Man was young, slim and gormless instead of what he is today, middle-aged, fat and gormless. This is one of those momentous posts that are now given to the Slo-Man to write. For this marks an anniversary. Thirty… Continue reading 30 Years On the Rocks