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The tortoise and the hare were at it again. The hare complained that the Mediterranean breeze was making him sleepy and causing him to lose every time. Learning about athithi devo bhava, they moved from Greece to India to have a marathon. The tortoise won again. People were delighted and honored the tortoise with the title of Kachchh. The land on which the tortoise ran is now fondly called as the Rann of Kachchh.

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June 30, 2010 at 6:00 pm

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Every morning Bada Tub used to ask the mirror, ‘Mirror, Mirror, beside the broom, Who is the king of the bathroom?’. The mirror’s answer would make Choti Baalti very jealous. The tub used to intimidate the baalti with, ‘Bhai hai apun Bhai. Samjhi na. Bhai’. A drought came and the owner decided to sell the tub to conserve water. When it was been taken away, Choti Baalti said to him ‘Tu bhai hai to apun bhi bahan hai’.

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June 30, 2010 at 12:00 pm

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I got a book today which has a sliced lemon on its cover page. I compared it with the cover page of the book’s last edition and noticed that the lemon had turned brown in this edition. Immediately I learned a lesson. Keep a sliced lemon for too long in the open and it starts decaying. The right thing would have been to keep it in a refrigerator. Now it has just got wasted.

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June 29, 2010 at 12:00 pm

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A man went to a bar. He started hitting a passerby with it. The victim snatched the bar and flung it far. The bar fell and busted an oil pipe. A spark set the leaking oil on fire which stated devouring the city. The city council went to the bar to sue the quarrelers. Meanwhile firefighters were called who, well, fought with the fire and extinguished it. Satisfied at their work, they went to a bar and drank heartily.

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June 28, 2010 at 12:00 pm

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Sometimes there is smoke without a fire | Sometimes the sun doesn’t rise for days | You can keep studying nature till you tire | Nature will still amaze you with its ways ||| Earthquakes, volcanoes, situations dire | Make tough for life to cope and stay | Random mutations cause cells to rewire | Evolution bails out life, come what may |||

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June 27, 2010 at 12:00 pm

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Sometimes I read about those that helped the world progress, the scientists, inventors, humanitarians and others, and who are no more, and I mourn that they can no longer keep benefiting the world with their work and ideas and creations. Nature seems indifferent to the triumphs of awareness. Someday hopefully awareness will permanently conquer death and stop this dreadful cruelty which nature keeps inflicting on it.

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June 26, 2010 at 12:00 pm

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Absent-minded people are fascinating. They do not notice honking cars, or forget their keys, or lose track of time because their minds are wandering in fantastic virtual worlds. I wish to know where they are actually present when they are “absent” from the real world. I wish less practicality was required in the world so they wouldn’t be constantly bothered by it. And I wish to be more absent-minded myself.

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June 25, 2010 at 12:00 pm

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