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The moustache-friendly tea cup

The Victorian era is credited with the invention of the moustache cup—designed to keep whiskers in place. Of all tea accessories, this one deserves a fresh look A few weeks ago, on Lounge’s weekly showcase of objects in “Source",...

The bump on the road

I'm terrible with dates.  While I need to shovel loads of fish down my gullet to simply remember even my date of birth date, the one date which is firmly etched in my memory is the 1st of January 1978. I was a young pudian (green horn) SD on Panniar Estate in the High...

The Missing Sibling

While born in Simla, the entire formative years of our son Madhav till he went off to a boarding school, were on an estate in Upper Assam.  The upshot was that Madhav naturally grew up with and adopted the 'garden Hindi' as his mother tongue.  A language which I...

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