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  • There are early risers and late risers. Those who get up early are not necessarily early-to-bed-early-to-rise types.(October 9, 1995)
  • As we reach another Ganpati festival, I increasingly think what a wonderful festival this is.(August 31, 2000)
  • Rain-soaked Monday mornings are times to stay at home.....(June 15, 1987)
  • I have seen the approach of the south-west monsoon from several different places.(November 6, 1985)
  • The director-general of the meteorological department announced yesterday the department has acquired the latest state-of-the-art weather forecasting equipment and monsoon forecasts this year will be absolutely on the dot.(May 26, 2000)
  • An ornithologist at the Bombay Natural History Society was talking to me this morning:(March 6, 1994)
  • I vividly remember my introductions to new countries and cities. First days are always important.(January 28, 1996)
  • Everybody has some brand loyalty.(February 16, 1993)
  • I have recently realised that there is very little I know about Delhi.(January 6, 1993)
  • ROUND AND ABOUT....(December 17, 1995)
  • I am a very early riser, very early, and though I do not go for a morning walk, I spend some 15 minutes on the balcony watching the birth of a new day.(April 1, 1996)
  • ROUND AND ABOUT...(August 28, 1969)
  • I have not met Chandraswami, but there are other godmen that I have met.(September 18, 1995)
  • I had gone to visit a well-known jeweller's family yesterday, with a box of sweets. "Happy Bhau Beej," I said, presenting the sweets to the lady of the house.(November 16, 1993)
  • I am convinced that Diwali is the big holiday of Bombay.(November 11, 1993)
  • Two, possibly three, elections back, the US government had invited me to America to study and learn how the American people voted their President.(October 29, 1992)
  • The splendor of Dassera may be best seen in Mysore.(October 25, 1993)
  • I was talking to the civil aviation minister on why permission has not been given to the Tatas to start an airline.(February 9, 1998)
  • All elections tell the same story, at least, in the newspapers(February 13, 1995)
  • When you have nothing else to write, write about the weather.(September 30, 1992)
  • The monsoon is definitely over....(October 30, 1998)
  • Everybody talks of air pollution in Delhi...(October 30, 1996)
  • In Mysore, they call it Dassera today...(October 21, 1996)
  • Cities, like people, grow on you...(October 14, 1996)
  • This morning, an Air-India official...(October 9, 1996)
  • The other day, I was invited to a house which had a jacuzzi...(August 19, 2002)
  • Frankly, I do not know what is happening in Gujarat...(May 9, 1996)
  • It is amazing, the number of channels there are on TV...(March 9, 1996)
  • Most countries are planning big receptions...(July 29, 1996)
  • An American friend is visiting India for the first time...(April 30, 1996)
  • The other day, I was talking to the superintendent of the Tihar Hail...(July 25, 1996)
  • Without Mr. Nani Palkhivala’s post-budget speech...(July 24, 1996)
  • Today is ID. Muslims have already said their prayers...(April 29, 1996)
  • Painting, I have never understood...(July 18, 1996)
  • Once a journalist, always a journalist...(April 22, 1996)
  • If I was a religious man...(December 25, 1991)
  • Different people have made different plans...(December 24, 1991)
  • Going though surgery is like...(September 7, 1996)
  • Mr. S.G. Punjabi, who describes himself as a Hindu Sindhi astrologer...(January 7, 1996)
  • There was a time when having a telephone.....(April 18, 1996)
  • Delhi has a new paper from Saturday...(December 16, 1991)
  • Getting admitted to a hospital is not an easy matter any more...(February 15, 1996)
  • Since art critics are in the news...(November 26, 1991)
  • Watching Jimmy Pocha in Anything Goes...(November 19, 1991)
  • Yesterday, without any previous announcement...(December 30, 1991)
  • God had called a meeting...(September 25, 1991)
  • I have come to the conslusion...(July 18, 1991)
  • The French have the best national day celebrations...(July 15, 1991)
  • Ever, since the advice of the prime minsiter...(September 7, 1991)
  • This morning, I had gone to see...(May 21, 1991)
  • The only communist I have really known is Madhu Shetye...(August 29, 1991)
  • I met an American tourist in town this morning...(August 28, 1991)
  • Sometimes there is a harvest of front pages news...(August 21, 1991)
  • I am aware that Air India...(May 14, 1991)
  • A rather strange thing happened yesterday...(December 8, 1991)
  • With newspaper prices steadily rising(September 8, 1991)
  • Though a lot of my colleagues have gone into politics...(April 29, 1991)
  • Retirement suits some people...(August 4, 1991)
  • So The Illustrated Weekly Of India has passed away...(November 30, 1990)
  • Kali Pundole was my friendly art dealer...(November 21, 1990)
  • So, General Ershad is going the way of all dictators...(December 13, 1990)
  • Around this time of the year...(November 12, 1990)
  • You must have read that yesterday...(May 12, 1990)
  • Yesterday I attended the wedding of Sabira and Chotu Merchant's son...(February 21, 1990)
  • At the Indian Olympic Association's headquaters...(September 25, 1990)
  • Death chooses its own time and place...(February 15, 1990)
  • These days, we keep hearing about people..(September 19, 1990)
  • The most tragic part about the Indian Post...(February 14, 1990)
  • Everybody must be happy this morning...(August 30, 1993)
  • It is several years that I have stepped into a cinema...(September 14, 1990)
  • Now that we are the Asian champions in kabaddi...(August 10, 1990)
  • Mr. D. F. Thomas, who passed away last night...(August 29, 1990)
  • One unusual aspect of the present Test series...(August 28, 1990)
  • The other day, I had gone to a friend's house...(July 9, 1990)
  • I distinctly remember, several years ago...(August 22, 1990)
  • They seem to be having trouble about finding an acting governor...(August 20, 1990)
  • Eighteen years and more ago, I used to meet a well turned-out...(March 9, 1990)
  • The Harjis who returned from the Gulf in the special Air India plane...(August 16, 1990)
  • A lot of Indians have been seeing Pakistani serials...(June 8, 1990)
  • Eighteen years and more ago, I used to meet...(March 9, 1990)
  • I remember meeting Mr. Jagmohan in Goa...(May 25, 1990)
  • What a wonderful thing is football...(June 27, 1990)
  • Bishen Singh Bedi was studying....(April 26, 1990)
  • Yesterday, after more years...(July 19, 1990)
  • The monsoon has never been my favourite season...(June 21, 1990)
  • This column was written for ‘The Evening News of India'(July 16, 1990)
  • Having decided henceforth to travel to office...(April 23, 1990)
  • Yesterday, after watching Stefan Edberg dance...(September 7, 1990)
  • As a journalist, I am sorry to say...(July 6, 1990)
  • Esplanade Court, which celebrates its centenary today...(April 20, 1990)
  • I recall covering the 1977 cyclone tin Andhra with my friend...(October 5, 1990)
  • The following tips I have gathered from friends...(September 5, 1990)
  • My friend Inder Malhotra (Inderji) rang up from Delhi...(August 5, 1990)
  • One of the things I would like to do...(May 4, 1990)
  • Recently, I received a shawl from my colleagues...(March 29, 1990)
  • Out in Los Angles it has been another Oscar night...(March 28, 1990)
  • The paper came late this morning after 7 a.m....(January 23, 1990)
  • I have often written about marriage ceremonies of different communities...(January 22, 1990)
  • Hello, hello, fire-brigade. Hello, hello, is that the fire-brigade?...(May 2, 1990)
  • Ever since I got myself a VCR, I have stopped going to the cinemas...(January 18, 1990)
  • There are times when I regret...(August 3, 1990)
  • I do not know what sort of a governor Mr. C. Subramaniam will be...(February 2, 1990)
  • After the celebrations, the realisations...(January 1, 1990)
  • Time, the India Today of Amrica...(December 28, 1987)
  • The only actions I have attended have been at Mahalaxmi...(December 21, 1987)
  • Iraq yesterday observed the seventh anniversary of its war...(August 9, 1987)
  • And, on the occasion of Teachers Day...(April 9, 1987)
  • I was talking to one of the officers of the Directorate...(March 9, 1987)
  • Yesterday, I had been to a bazar where they were trading in horse...(October 11, 1986)
  • There seems to be some difference between X'mas then and X'mas now...(December 23, 1986)
  • Shyam Benegal first introduced Smita Patil to me...(December 15, 1986)
  • If I was one of those Indian officials...(September 29, 1986)
  • I finally saw Bharat Dadholkar's Bottoms Up on Saturday...(September 15, 1986)
  • A friend, who is residing at the Juhu-Vile Parle Development Scheme...(January 8, 1986)
  • Last night, through the magic of satellite television...(June 30, 1986)
  • It is said that with Mr. Arun Shorie joining The Times of India...(June 25, 1986)
  • The rains, I have always felt, are the rich man's weather...(June 13, 1986)
  • 'Time for another bank robbery, Don.'...(October 6, 1986)
  • Air-India is recruiting people to fill the vacancies...(April 6, 1986)
  • And, once again, it is June and Monday and the rains...(February 6, 1986)
  • The other day, a friend took me to see my first ever power-broker...(January 30, 1986)
  • Saturday night, the wife took me to the Eve’s Weekly-Okay fashion show...(February 24, 1986)
  • It has always been difficult to start a day...(January 27, 1986)
  • I did not see the Pope this time, except or a fleeting glance...(November 2, 1986)
  • As the Punjabis and the Haryanis are fighting...(January 22, 1986)
  • Yesterday, at the Tejpal, I saw my second Hindi play...(February 13, 1986)
  • I think we have all been a little unfair to the prime minister...(January 15, 1986)
  • The chief asked me to meet a typical housewife...(February 19, 1986)
  • My friend Bulbul Singh, artist, poet, apple-grower, ad. Man...(May 2, 1986)
  • And, as is, my practice, a special X'mas story for....(December 24, 1985)
  • Alternately, a have been amused and felt sentimental...(December 18, 1985)
  • There has been some criticism of the manner...(December 17, 1985)
  • In the old days, you alternated between seeing...(October 21, 1985)
  • Some people are being unfair to the municipal corporation...(October 16, 1985)
  • For most Indians, London is familiar territory. So it must be for Mr. Rajiv Gandhi....(October 15, 1985)
  • Yesterday, I sat among the NCPA's film elite at the Tata Theatre and Saw Trikall a Shyam Benegal film.(November 10, 1985)
  • Challenger Garri Kasparov levelled his world chess title rematch with champion Anatoly Karpov at 5 ½ points each...(February 10, 1985)
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