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February 9th, 2019

To catch a thief. Indian style

They say God works in mysterious ways

I would posit that the cops in Gurugram, a satellite town of Delhi, act in even more mysterious ways.

(Gurugram used to be known as Gurgaon until – also mysteriously – the name was changed, just like that).

Anyway, back to the mysterious policing methods of our cops.

Read on:

My goodness me, that is some fine strategic thinking.

“…thus luring vehicle lifters to take a chance and steal these vehicles. The police will keep an eye on these vehicles from a distance and the moment someone try (sic) to steal it, […]

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February 7th, 2019

Last night I dreamt…

…I went to Manderley again.

(And yes, well done to every one of you who finished off the quotation!)

Although I only arrived from Mandalay this morning, the quote was too good to ignore, and the spelling be damned.

And it’s not just poetic licence making me dream of Mandalay, it’s the damn Delhi weather. As I write, bundled up in 2 layers of fleece, it is absolutely throwing it down, and even hailing in some parts of the city. It is cold, windy, grey, and rainy.


Give me the blue skies and warm sunshine of Mandalay any […]

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January 22nd, 2019

Too, too cute!

On a scale of totally wonderful wedding anniversary wishes, this one is a perfect 10 🙂

Sometimes, India makes me laugh out loud with delight, & these charming wishes did just that!

January 18th, 2019

Happy 36th anniversary to us, Bombay meri Jaan

In January 1983, round about the 18th/19th/20th, I flew to what was then Bombay for the first time.

First time in India.

And it was love at first sight.

I repeat, love at first sight.

I hadn’t thought concretely about dates and anniversaries and such like until I landed in Mumbai last night. Driving into the city alone late at night, in a rattle-trap-y un A/C taxi, the way I had done all those years ago, and it all come back to me. The sounds, the buzz and – yes – the smell of Mumbai.

And it made me […]

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