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Memoirs

25-mile cycling trip

On World Bicycle Day 2024, LnC presents a delightful memoir by NS Rajan about his days with the bicycle — from his youth days to being a septuagenarian on two wheels. With pictures by the author.

The 25-mile cycling trip along the slightly downhill road on the right bank of the Lehigh River in the Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania
My 25-mile Cycling Trip in the USA at 76
On World Bicycle Day 2024, LnC presents a delightful memoir by NS Rajan about his days with the bicycle — from his youth days to being a septuagenarian on two wheels. With pictures by the author.
Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bhaduri in Abhimaan
The Man Who Withers Age
Fans and movie lovers across the country and the world celebrated Amitabh Bachchan's 80th birthday on October 11, 2022. Ratnottama Sengupta takes a trip down memory lane to recall her experiences of watching the Big B grow from a lanky new actor to the icon.
Songs of My Life - Yeh Dil Na Hota Bechara
Songs of My Life – Yeh Dil Na Hota Bechara
There are songs we love. And then there are songs that impact. And then there are songs that stay on as an integral part of life and memories that we love to revisit time and again to relive those cherished moments. Rachna Rajesh writes about one such song, Jewel Thief's Yeh dil na hota bechara.
'রজনীগন্ধা' The Tube Roses
‘রজনীগন্ধা’ The Tube Roses
The important moments of our lives are more or less same, irrespective of time.  It was my mother and then me till my daughter is ready, the celebrations of life remain more or less unaltered.
Galauti and Lakhnawi kababs with Rumali Roti (Pic: Wikimedia Commons 3.0)
Sakhawat Mian
The Lukhnawi cuisine prepared by Sakhawat Mian in his nondescript food joint in Lucknow is as fresh in memory of Bimal Chadha as the flavor of the kababs.
On the Edge
On the Edge
Apni tanhaai kaa auro se na Shikvaa karna Tum akele hi nahin ho Sabhi akele hai Ye akelaa safar nahin guzaraa Those LP records, those Puja releases, those soulful songs of Kishore Kumar sung to Gulzar's melancholic lyrics - Piu Mahapatra looks back at the long playing memories, fondly.
St Joseph's P U College (Pic: Wikimedia Commons CC 3.0)
Bangalore of Yore
Having seen Bangalore from a ring side seat for over 65 years, Rajan NS often feels wistful and nostalgic about his city. Take a trip down memory lane with him.

Today’s Motivation

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Restricted patterns of thoughts penetrate our efforts and constrain our existence which stops our development. Phases in our life are like the plateaus (highlands), the steps towards success. We should not remain on the steps; to progress, we must go beyond them.