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The Strange Case of Rat Smell in my car

The Strange Case of Rat Smell in my car

I used to own a Maruti Alto and few years back while it was in the basement parking of my flat, there was a adventurous rat who got inside the my hood with something to eat. There is a hole that  rat ventured into and unfortunately it got stuck and met its end. The rat started to decompose in some time and there was strong smell in the car. I searched all over my car but couldn’t find one. I…

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Numismatist by Stroke of Luck

Numismatist by Stroke of Luck

I am not sure about the year, but it would probably be somewhere in 1992-93, I was playing cricket in an area which wasn’t our normal playing ground.I have blurred memory of that day and it was a nice cloudy day , mostly at the start of winter, perfect for playing. Boleng used to be a small hamlet surrounded by Himalayan Hills with distant constant burble of mighty Siang. I was probably fielding in the mid off area and as this one…

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Shimla “Queen of Hills”

Shimla “Queen of Hills”

There may be various contenders for the “Queen on Hills” in India but “Simla” as it was called on those days will definitely be one with an oldest claim. English ruled India for about 200 years (Company rule – 1757 to 1858 and Crown rule – 1858-1947). Calcutta was the capital until 1911 but English made Simla as their summer capital in 1864 much before Delhi was made the capital of British India.So you can imagine the how much effort…

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Such were the joys ☺️

Such were the joys ☺️

I am lifting the concept and the title from Orwell’s essay “Such,  such were the joys”. I think as a kid joys of life are much simpler and it remains engraved in our memories forever.  Here I try to go back to my Childhood and bring those beautiful moments and probably these joys may resonate with people of my generation. I spent my Childhood in a small rustic place called Boleng in Arunchal Pradesh and to make it chronologically in…

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