04-2020 Quand je ne serai plus la …..

It can happen any time. It will happen to all. When my time comes, I do not want my friends to wonder why Partha does not answer mails or phone calls. If this ever happens to you, for an unreasonably long time :

  1. Try my fall-back mail ID
  2. Take a look at my twitter account https://twitter.com/profpartha (@profpartha)
    I usually post some stuff there regularly, at least 2-3 times a week. When the tweets stop coming, the inevitable has happened.
  3. Call up home by phone to find out.
  4. Find out from my next of kin :
    • premap2@gmail.com
    • parishramp@gmail.com
    • prayathna@gmail.com
  5. inform all our common friends and contacts
    (send this page to all who might be interested in knowing about me)

Thank you in advance, since I cannot thank you when the time comes.

Adieu,

partha

PS: I was prompted to make this announcement when my friend passed away and I learnt about that by accident, four years later.

THIS ANNOUNCEMENT WAS MADE ON 2020-02-10

01-2020 Macau we will never forget you.

My most pleasant memories always lead me to Macau (erstwhile Portugal colony in current China), with all my family on an assignment with United Nations University.
macau
chopsticksWe decided to take souvenirs which would be useful for us always. We chose two such amazing pieces of Chinese culture (and of course plenty of porcelains): the Abacus, and Chinese chopsticks. We (my children and I) even spent several weeks trying to master the abacus. We took an abacus for each one of us.

My wife joined us when we had training sessions on the use of chopsticks !abacus We bought a pair for each one of us.

We will always remember our visit to Macau.

I wish we had an “action replay” button in our life. Till then, Macau will be in my dreams every day.

15-2019 Meet my best friend…..Nobody

Meet my best friend…..Mr. Nobody

Nobody knows who I am
Nobody cares for what I do
Nobody bothers about me
Nobody understands how I feel
Nobody wants me around
Nobody walks with me while I cross the desert
Nobody stands by me when I face the storm
Nobody thinks that I am his friend
Nobody warns me when I am nearing the edge of a cliff
Nobody cares if I am dead or alive
Nobody will bring flowers to my grave

PS : Nobody reads such lamentable blogs
(reprinted from an earlier blog of mine dated 2011-05-07 )

3-2019 Reaching out

You may know me already from any of my non-intrusive, non-invasive way of reaching out (listed below) .

handshake I contribute to and maintain these blogs:

  1. For personal news and experiences
  2. For academic events and activities
  3. For personal rants and trolls
  4. For my views and opinions on social issues (now merged with the above blog)

You can easily visit all the above and also subscribe to the above blogs and be updated regularly.

All this, is in addition to a huge collection of informative web pages located at: https://drpartha.org.in/

And, regular tweets on my twitter page keep you updated about my recent interests, in addition to leading you to several useful resources.

You can email me at: drpartha@gmail.com or you can use this innovative contact form hosted on this same selfpress site.

You can enjoy all this, at your own will and whenever you feel like it. You are free to take it, or leave it, or ignore it altogether.

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