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About chepeyja

chartered engineer(India), B.Sc., risk management consultant, blogger and layabout!

The Stool Pigeon


    Norman Mailer’s novel The Naked and the Dead describes what happens to a frightened American soldier running away from a battle with the Japanese (during World War II) in an island in the South Pacific. It seems he … Continue reading

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When Nupur Got a Lesson in Swimming from Bablu


When my kid brother was born in 1941, a distantly-related granny named him as Nupur, meaning anklet. The family objected to that seemingly effeminate name, when the granny in her sweetly reedy voice said that the dah’ling is harir payer … Continue reading

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Whe Samir Got Bablu Erolled In A School


  This blog has nothing to do with the book of poems by Judith Goldman. I thought the title, and on a whim net-checked, and then felt too lazy to change. So there it is. Actually, this post is about … Continue reading

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ANOINTING A GRIHAPATI


Grihapati simply means the head of the family. In the long gone days of the Vedas, it meant a lot more in the pastoral society of the times. Grihapati not only looked after the well-being of the members of the … Continue reading

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HERE COMES THE SUN


                                            HERE  COMES  THE  SUN   Thirty-seven years ago, as a property insurance surveyor, I felt the need of some education and enrolled in a short-course on industrial chemical processes at theImperialCollege,London. Another reason was an Air India ad showing … Continue reading

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ANNA HAZARE’S SPARTAN INDIA


ANNA HAZARE’S SPARTAN INDIA It looks farfetched, Anna’s movement, India Against Coruption’s vision of a Spartan India! But is that really utopian? Think of Anna of Ralegan Siddhi, Satpathy and Mehta described it as “one of the many villages of … Continue reading

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WHITHER AMERIKA


   WHITHER  AMERIKA   My good friend Tom Crowell wrote on his Facebook wall:  5000 Years Ago, Moses Said To Israel, “Pick Up Your Shovels, Mount Your Asses And Camels, And I Will Lead You To The Promised Land.” When … Continue reading

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