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A day trip to Capri Dec 6, 2019 Two days into our vacation in Naples, on a relatively sunny November day, we took a day trip to Capri. It was a 40 minute walk from our hotel to the A gable stone for a time traveller from the past Nov 23, 2019 The municipality of Amsterdam recently posted a short article about the life and works of George Hendrik Breitner. The post included a picture of Patterns of bricks on sidewalks of Amsterdam Oct 18, 2019 Over the past few days, I’ve become quite interested in patterns of bricklaying on the sidewalks and streets of Amsterdam. There seem to be 4 major Listening to the soundtrack of Tezaab after 25+ years Sep 28, 2019 I grew up in Delhi at a time where there were only two TV channels. They would broadcast government sanctioned programing for limited hours in the Heatwaves Sep 9, 2019 The heatwave in July this year led to record temperatures across the Netherlands. Eight weather stations logged maximum temperatures higher than Impressionism in Canada Sep 2, 2019 A work meeting in Munich a couple of weeks ago got canceled at the last minute. That left me with a free day to look around. A quick internet search Postcards from New York City Jul 20, 2019 On a visit to New York City a few weeks ago, we took a boat tour in the Hudson river with our friends. The tour offered wonderful views of the Spring Snow Jun 23, 2019 Come May and the elm trees in Amsterdam disperse clumps of their seeds into the air. A thin, pale-white veneer of these seeds settles down on the Spring Apr 28, 2019 A visit to the Royal Botanical Garden of Madrid Apr 7, 2019 We were in Madrid last week. It’s a 2½ hour flight from Amsterdam. The wife and I mused that it’s the same duration as the Delhi-Bangalore flight A day in Pisa Feb 17, 2019 After a couple of leisurely days in Florence, we1 started looking for nearby places we could visit. Pisa stood out - not only for a chance to see The bathroom drain Jan 12, 2019 The tiles around our bathroom drain are asymmetric: The misaligned bathroom drain I am severely myopic but I don’t bathe with my glasses on. So even 2018: My year in music Jan 1, 2019 Montage When I shared a list of my favourite songs from 2016, I wasn’t sure if it was going to be a one-off exercise or if I’d be able to repeat it Pictures from a foggy day in Amsterdam Dec 22, 2018 On foggy days, some quarters of Amsterdam remind you of fairy tales while others feel like you are wandering through a post apocalyptic dystopia. London Redux Dec 6, 2018 More pictures from the trip to London. Around Eastchap Great Russell Street J H Greathead Near Old Street Surveillance City London Nov 18, 2018 Covent Garden From time to time, Pathé Tuchinski in Amsterdam screens plays live from the UK. A recent production of King Lear, with Ian McKellen Autumn Light Nov 10, 2018 It’s been an unusually warm and sunny Autumn in Amsterdam. Still, the shortness of the days is now quite noticeable. The sun stays quite low in the A personal history of video games Oct 7, 2018 I still vividly remember the first time I saw a video game. I was in grade 6 or 7 when the whole class of 40 or so pupils was ushered into the newly A very warm July Aug 26, 2018 Like many parts of the world this summer, The Netherlands saw temperatures break old records and set new ones. I plotted the historical temperature Day Calendar as a plot device Jun 10, 2018 On a flight recently, I finally paid heed to the wife’s advice and tempered my selection of mainstream Hollywood movies with some world cinema. The Next page