Thursday, July 28, 2016

91. The Kindhearted One!


He loves animals, specially dogs.  And the dogs seem to unconditionally love him back.  Wherever he goes strange dogs around used to come looking for him. Unfortunately, in the country he had to spend his childhood in, displayed a sign at the airport which listed dogs as contraband in addition to fire arms, dart guns, idols of worship alcohol and pork products. So he had an aquarium instead.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

90. Lovelocked Padlocks - the Love Token Hardware - The Russia We Saw - 1


Foot deep snow crunch under our feet as we walk down the wooded path to the river.  The merciless cold bite through the thick winter boots and two layers of thermal socks. The crisp chilly morning air hurts the lungs. When I turn my faces up towards the watery sun which is shining relatively brighter today, I feel the ghost of a warmth in the -7  ͦC Russian winter. We childishly shake the branches of the evergreens laden with snow creating mini s snowfalls.

Monday, January 25, 2016


Photo from Facebook page of Gamini

I squinted at the small cardboard box on the computer table.  I picked it up and read the label. Engine Oil temperature sensor. The seal is broken. I opened the box and took the gadget out.  The metal gleamed. This is brand new. Then what is it doing sitting on the table? Usually if I replaced this last year, this box should contain the old oil stained used part.  And it shouldn’t be on the computer table.

Friday, October 16, 2015


My dear HeyDude,

My wife is cooking in the kitchen. She doesn't have the faintest idea that I nearly died 30 minutes ago. I didn't make up my my mind whether to tell her about my ordeal or not.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

87. The Wonder Years With My Kids - 3

From Smartcracks Collecton On Our Son.
Hirusha and the Ethiopians

In an effort to make our children think twice before wasting any resources, we always took the less fortunate ones than us like the homeless people, the children in Somalia, and Ethiopia, etc. as examples.
“Hey don't waste food. There are millions in places like Ethiopia dying in starvation at this very moment.”

Friday, July 3, 2015


Well, just like a lot of people out there, I have some curious pastimes I've had as long as I can remember. If time cures it - in case it is a disorder - well, the time is up. So, no worries. They are here to stay.  There would be million other hobbies like this one out there some of which I share too, that you are (perhaps secretly) engaged in. And there would be millions out there who share the same interest that you are going read next.

Well without further ado, here we are.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

85. Well, that's what it's all about, isn't it?

No birthday cake.
No gifts.
No party.
No guests.

Still I had the most memorable birthdays I've had in a very long while, yesterday, even though our kids were not home this time.