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Our wedding anniversary 2014

It’s hard to believe that twenty-three years have passed already since Jeet and I were married on this day. I remember that day with mixed emotions still, for such a variety of reasons. But our wedding day was far from perfect and I’m the first to admit. There was curfew in the city of Varanasi […]

Kojagori Lakshmi Puja

People of Indian states of West Bengal, Assam and Orissa worship Goddess Laksmi on Kojagori Purnima night — the full moon night in the month of Ashwin of Bengali calendar, just four days after Vijaya Dashami or Dusshera — the last day of the Durga puja in the month of October. It is believed that […]

Independence Day 2014

Today is India’s 68th Independence Day and I am in Baghdad. There was an invitation from the Indian Embassy, Baghdad for the flag-hoisting ceremony in the morning. We reached the embassy at 8:00 a.m. Soon the Indian flag was hoisted and the national anthem was sung. It was followed by customary reading of the President’s […]

Happy birthday, Jaya!

Today is Jaya’s birthday. I sent her flowers and cake to her as I am in Baghdad now through Ferns N Petals. It was delivered by afternoon. Jaya called me immediately as she got the bouquet and the cake. She was very happy as she was missing me and our son, Babai. She cut the […]

My birthday 2014

I am on vacation during my birthday after a long time. I am with my family but  we three of us can’t be together on my birthday March 21, 2014 as Babai is in his institute in Gangtok. Jaya & I are undergoing medical checkups and consultations at Apollo Gleneagles Hospital in Kolkata. GANGTOK We […]

Indian Republic Day in Baghdad

Today is the 65th Republic day of India. In India, Republic Day honors the date on which the Constitution of India came into force on 26 January 1950 replacing the Government of India Act (1935) as the governing document of India. On every Independence Day & Republic Day, the national flag is unfurled at every […]

First evening of 2014

We planned to have dinner outside to celebrate the New Year. Today’s a holiday in Baghdad. But some of my colleagues went to office in connection with annual closing of books. This time I didn’t plan to visit office as I thought they would manage themselves. This would have been my first annual closing day […]

Happy New Year!

Of all sound of all bells… most solemn and touching is the peal which rings out the Old Year. Goodbye 2013! And we welcome 2014, the New Year, full of things that have never been. New Year comes with glows of hopes in our mind. It gives us new confidence and courage for a fresh […]

Our Wedding Anniversary 2013

Today is our 22nd wedding anniversary. My wife and I have been married for 22 years. The day was 22-11-1991. Now that I am in Iraq and she’s in India, I am not doing anything particular to celebrate our wedding anniversary. I am just remembering our wonderful wedding weekend. I do think how happy I […]

Mustafa’s wedding

Mustafa, a young colleague in my department got married today. They arranged the wedding function at the Iraqi Hunting Club, Baghdad. Ibrahim said that they would reach the club at around 5pm. He called me at 4.50pm to inform me that he had reached. So, we got ready and reached the club at 5.30pm. Mustafa […]

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