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September 21st, 2017

The best story of today!

Just a woman and a parrot, right?


This is no ordinary parrot.

This is Buddy.

Buddy just ordered £10-worth of stuff from Amazon, by imitating his owner’s voice. The photo shows Ms Pretorius showing Buddy what he’d ordered 😛

Fantastic story, that totally made my day.


And yes, folks, this is indeed my “Just because” story of the day.

Between you and me, one of the best things I ever did was starting this section of the blog, ‘cos now I can share fab stories like this, despite their having no Indian connection whatsoever!


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July 28th, 2017

Let’s hear it for Africa’s girls!

I can’t tell you how pleased I am that I started a “Just Because” section of this blog, because now I get to share with you here things that have nothing at all to do with India, and yet are so wonderful that they MUST be shared.

Like this all girl’s brass band in Uganda and their fabulous 10 year old conductor.

I have an enormous soft spot for Africa, having lived there, but even so, this is a story to cheer every soul 🙂

This made my day & I know, I just know, that it will bring a […]

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May 6th, 2017

Deliciously, totally mad.

You may remember that, a few months ago, I started a “Just because…” section in this blog.

Just because some things need to be shared with you all, even though they are not remotely “Indian”.

But they MUST be shared.

Like this absolutely divine story about bakers who dance.


You’re welcome 🙂

May 8th, 2016

Differential equations? “Ooh, that looks like the kinda stuff a terrorist would do”

The story below is so bonkers, so completely mad, that you could not make it up if you tried.

And yet it happened a couple of days ago in the good ol’ US of A…

And it is most definitely my #justbecause moment today.

My friend Romit Basu, who posted it on Facebook says this level of crass ignorance shows that the Americans basically deserve someone as dim as Trump as their President (that IS what you meant, right, Romit?).

Read on, roll your eyes in disbelief, and then tell me […]

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