Thought this happened only in movies!

The end of April and the beginning of May, Golden Week; as it is known, here in Japan, saw loads of action, with the family coming down, road trips far and wide across Japan, fun unlimited… All about that in later posts.. What am writing today is, what happened on the last day of the…

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U made me…. “ME”

YOU came by… walked with me holding my hands… told me stories… taught me things; little and big… made me laugh, made me think… made me work, made me question…  and at the end of the walk… handed me over to the next ONE in the line, and bade me goodbye with that sweet smile, that…

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お日様…. The Summer Camp

Some 3-4 weeks back, couple of second year medicine students told us about the ongoing preparations for the Summer Camp.  When we showed our interest, they ushered us to the ‘war room’ of the ‘core committee’.  There were some 10 people in there, sitting around a table, some of them munching on their sandwiches,  and talking.  The…

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It was a Sway.. more than a Shake…

First… thanks all;  for checking in to see that I was going good; let me tell you, I felt ‘Special‘, getting all those messages, knowing that, you all ‘thought’ of me…. Love you all!!! I write this couple of days after Japan experienced one of the worst earthquakes that the world has ever seen.  Was…

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Adventures in Nihon: The First 108 Days…

‘Why 108 days?’.. well, it started off as 100 days, and went on to become 108.. But 108 is considered as a holy number right! Here in Japan too, 108 has got many significances, they ring the big bell at the Jinja, 108 times on New Year’s eve….. “A cultural Shock“, that was what I…

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Asante Sana Tanzania

Tanzania was my home for the last two and a half years.  It all began, when my uncle got a deputation to Tanzania and went over there in late 2002.  But then, no one imagined that, I too was destined to spend a couple of years in this awesome country.  I was at Vellore Institute…

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A day with the Indian Navy

The Indian Navy, on a Friendship Mission visited Dar es Salaam on the 27th of August.  Four Indian War Ships, INSTabar, INS Mysore, INS Ganga and INS Aditya anchored at Dar port for four days.  The ships were open for the public and guided tours of the ships were conducted by the Indian Navy. We…

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