July 24th, 2014

Now about all this ‘ere black magic…

My mornings are always made when one of these flyers comes drifting out of my newspaper. I know it is sad verging on tragic, but I really do love these flyers, mainly because they reaffirm my faith that India isn’t changing beyond all recognition.

If I had the courage to go meet Pt. M.K.Shastri, I would ask him about the following question about Black Magic. Namely, why did I trip up and fall yet again this morning? (Yup. Seriously, a week before our departure for Ladakh. ) Is there some kind of black magic thingy on this trek of mine, […]

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May 2nd, 2014

Why to worry? (My thoughts entirely)

I call it tidying up. Meaner-spirited folks might call it displacement activity. Be that as it may, when a deadline looms, how good it feels to sort through and tidy up all those unsorted out newspapers clippings and all those credit card receipts that have faded away to total, unhelpful blankness in the Delhi sun (pouf! In the bin they go).


And then you come across gems like this…I know I have shared this with you aeons ago, but before I throw it away, as part of my displacement activity, I thought you might enjoy this gorgeous flyer.

Deadlines? […]

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April 28th, 2014

Different strokes for different folks, quite clearly

How very odd.

Child (male?) and gents get 6 hours in the morning and 6 in the evening. Total 12 hours a day. Girls (who are presumably not children?) and women get an hour in the morning and an hour in the afternoon. Total 2 hours a day.

And since the female hour is also when the (male) child & Gents will be in the pool, what’s the point?

Do the blokes have to vacate? That’s presumably the rationale behind separate timings?


Come on, whoever runs “He and She” swimming coaching, get with the gender equality plot.



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April 16th, 2014

“Over Weight Fat & Any problem Through”?

4 days of not running due to my fall on Saturday, and I am feeling distinctly restless, and my weight has started creeping up, shock horror, so yes, I am definitely interested in this flyer that floated out of my morning paper today…

They even mention Old Ladies, so that suits me just fine.