The Reunion – Part II

( Continued from The Reunion Part I) We had spent quite some time conversing, Ajay was in a mood to continue with his narration, however he noticed that I was displaying restive signs. “It appears that you are feeling hungry, I remember it from the Regiment days, the body shifting and playing with your hands… Continue reading The Reunion – Part II

The Reunion – Part I

“I will keep it short, you all have consumed  large helpings of souffle, therefore there is no need for me to make it sweeter,” the GOC said amidst mild laughter.  “This Regimental Reunion is remarkably unique. Not only have I had the privilege to meet my senior officers and my colleagues with whom I served… Continue reading The Reunion – Part I

In Amish Country

From his home in Hockessin, Delaware, Baqar, my son reached Kitchen Kettle Village, Intercourse, Pennsylvania, in one hour. All through the journey the landscape remained alluring and absorbing. He took time out from his schedule to take me to the fascinating tourist attraction, a trip to the Amish country. We spent time in the Kitchen… Continue reading In Amish Country

New York: Sight and Sound – IV

Built in 1915, the Brooklyn Bridge, a hybrid suspension bridge, with a main span of 1,595.5 feet (486.3 m) spans the East River between Manhattan Island and Brooklyn on Long Island and was opened on May 24, 1883. The Bridge has an elevated promenade open to pedestrians and cyclists in the center of the bridge, located 18 feet (5.5 m) above… Continue reading New York: Sight and Sound – IV

New York: Sight and Sound – III

The tragedy of World Trade Center struck most of us in one way or another, even in India. On receiving a call on the mobile phone from Rochester, USA, from our younger son Baqar, me and my wife rushed to Kakatiya hotel as there was a total electricity power failure in Hyderabad on that fateful… Continue reading New York: Sight and Sound – III

New York: Sight and Sound -II

I tend to believe the internet when it says that the Times Square is "the Crossroads of the World," "the Center of the Universe," the heart of the Great White Way," and "the heart of the world." It has to be, as it is claimed that it is one of the world's busiest pedestrian areas, a major center of… Continue reading New York: Sight and Sound -II

New York : Sight and Sound – I

This time I decided to spend my time at Leisure in New York; to my luck I had Jafar as my guide who had spent 14 years in this city before moving on to Seattle. Earlier, on many occasions my stay in New York was more of informative, watching the architectural nuances of the structures,… Continue reading New York : Sight and Sound – I

Whidbey Island and Deception Bridge

Deception Bridge Picture by Jafar Shameem From our home in Woodiville, Jafar covered the distance in three and half hours to reach Whidbey and two and half hours to return from it. The onward journey was entirely by road which enabled us to halt at the Deception Bridge while the homecoming was partially by road… Continue reading Whidbey Island and Deception Bridge

On the Water Front No better place to laze and relax than a water front especially when the sun sets around 9.30 or so. Jafar had better ideas especially after noticing my protruding tummy. For the past two months I have paced over 3000 steps everyday on this water front. The fine weather, coupled with sea breeze helped… Continue reading On the Water Front