Thursday, May 31, 2012

Annus horribilis , Queen Elizabeth II , Victorian manners or The Lack of it

Annus horribilis
29-10-2010 to 29-5-2012
India That is Bharat

      Wikipedia describes Annus Horribilis as related to Queen Elizabeth II's 40Th Anniversary 24th November 1992. At Guildhall the building in The City of London where she said that this was the end of Annus horribilis . She spake thus  and I quote 

1992 is not a year on which I shall look back with undiluted pleasure. In the words of one of my more sympathetic correspondents, it has turned out to be an Annus Horribilis.

The phrase may allude to John Dryden's poem "Annus Mirabilis" about the events of 1666. The "sympathetic correspondent" was later revealed to be her former assistant private secretary, Sir Edward Ford.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Too Many Cooks Spoil The Broth A Tale of Dhruv's 2 Haircuts - The Country - The Mantri And The Santri

A story of Two Haircuts
Country, Mantri and Santri

This has a political overtone, not my blah blah in praise of my son!!!

I very much remember years 1998-2000, when my son Dhruv, now 15, was between the ages of 1 year to 3 years, in Mumbai. Among many other duties of mine were to take him on a mandatory morning walk at Garodia Nagar Park, Ghatkopar East, Mumbai, and a monthly haircut.

Dhruv Menon as he looks now age 15 years  .

Born 21st April 1997 Mamta Nursing Home Mumbai

Dhruv at 1

Given to @ImamSiddiqi at Lintas Advertising, Mumbai, for ad shoots he is here sitting(or his cutout pic is :D ) on a Reliance Symphony Furnishing(cut out from India Today) ,

Print ad which appeared in India Today then.