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May 18th, 2017

Cricket. Cricket. Oh yeah, summit Everest. Cricket. Cricket…

I realise I’m in a minority of one when I admit to not r-e-a-l-l-y being a cricket fan. In India, too. (And, to make things even worse, being a Yorkshire lass to boot.)

But there you go, not much I can do about it.

But India!

Really!

Tear yourselves away from the IPl for a moment, won’t you? There are other sports out there, you know, some of which take way more guts and pain, and carry far more danger than wielding a bat.

An Indian woman summits Everest for the 4th time this week, but where is the excitement, […]

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May 17th, 2017

Damn & blast. Now I’m cross about something I never knew about all these years…

My short-lived-rain-induced happiness was even more short-lived this morning when I read THIS little story over my morning coffee.

Read it first & then we can chat:

Right.

For those of you who don’t know who Maureen Vadra is…let me explain why MY tax rupees have apparently been spent protecting this lady. I need to back up a little. As follows:

1. Sonia Gandhi is the widow of a former PM of India, Rajiv Gandhi, whose name, incidentally, adorns so many buildings/schemes/projects in India.

2. Sonia Gandhi is the leader of the opposition, which has a very small number […]

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May 15th, 2017

An underarm chocolate wax, anyone?

There are days when my native Yorkshire cannot be denied. Those are the days when I mutter to myself that supreme Yourskire-ism, “There’s nowt so queer as folk.” Like today. WHAT on earth is this flyer wittering on about? It floated gently out of my Times of India this morning and I picked it up & read it, & metaphorically scratched my head and said to myself: “By ‘eck. What are they talking about? Aloe vera arm underarm…chocolate wax…aloe vera & chocolate wax…” Is this a menu, or an ad for a beauty parlour? Now come on, people, don’t be […]

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May 15th, 2017

Tock-tick or tick-tock? (Just because)

Far be it from me to praise myself, but I have to say – I think it was a stroke of pure genius on my part, starting this “Just because” section of my blog 😛 Because otherwise, without an obvious Indian-y connection, how would I share with you lovely gems like this?

DO read this – totally worth it.

Such fun, isn’t it?

It has been so many years since I was an English undergraduate, that I fear I have forgotten nearly everything my Oxford professors so lovingly taught me.

I think I dimly remember the adjective order thing-y: […]

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