Author Archives: Zephyr

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.. and it was not Valentine’s Day

An L&M post for Valentine’s Day, especially since neither of us give it even a thought? Gasp! My regular readers are sure to do a double take when they see the title and read the post, for this one is a little ‘hatke’. The man himself was mighty pleased and smiled smugly. After all, he has […]

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Information Overload could be creating clueless mini-adults

Information overload can adversely affect children in more ways than one, mainly robbing them of their innocence.

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Fighting for the truth – Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose

Remembering Subhash Chandra Bose, the original Bengal Tiger and the architect of the INA (Indian National Army), on his Birth Anniversary today — January 23.

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The power memories hold over us

If we take away the emotions and feelings associated with memories they would mean nothing to us.

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Why do we need memory?

What if a society has citizens who have their memories wiped clean?

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Let there be Light!

The tradition of lighting candles and lamps during various festivals around the world, all have behind them the figurative significance of dispelling the darkness of the mind and ushering in wisdom.

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Mother tongue or English? What should be the medium of education?

Studies have proved that children who have little or no exposure to English can understand basic concepts better in their own mother tongue.

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Handyman or man handy?

They say that men are not useful around the house and that they can’t do housework. Well, they haven”t met the L&M, then! 

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Rhapsody in Blue

Blue is the most popular colour in the world among both men and women. No wonder, because its positive aspects far outweigh its negative ones of coldness and depression.

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School names, did you say?

What do parents look for when they want to admit their children to a good school?

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Navratri – Nine nights of Shakti

The Navratri kolu itself is a showcase of the artistic and aesthetic sensibilities of the people and is a combined effort of all the members of the family.celebrated in different ways around the country.

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Water woes

My maids have the biggest complaint against me – I ‘control’ them. Controlling what, you ask? The flow of water, of course! Yes, I am a control freak that way. So much so that I try to be in the kitchen when they wash the vessels. But it is of no use. The tap gushes […]