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Music in Our Lives

December 13, 2019

“Close your eyes, give me your hand, darling; Do you feel my heart beating; Do you understand? Do you feel the same; Am I only dreaming; Is this burning an eternal flame?” It was 1988 and we were recruits going through the basic military training. We had just completed our combat drill and were drenched […]

Opportunities in Obstacles

December 2, 2019

There once lived a king who had a habit of being curious over everything. One day, he wondered if his subjects would care about the well being of their fellow citizens. So, he approached his advisor for an answer. The wise counsellor said, “As in everything in life, there are good and bad which permeates […]

Tickle Someone’s Funny Bone

November 21, 2019

There are numerous benefits of laughter; however, we tend to practice self-restraint. We can attest to laughing our heads off as children and being miserly with laughter as we advance through age. Strangely, we’ve diminished our laughter when it should be the opposite since greater happiness is found through laughter. Jokes so effortlessly enable us […]

Interesting Facts about J K Rowling

November 11, 2019

It is indeed rare to know of someone who has not heard of the Harry Potter series and J K Rowling. Her fame seems to have reached out to the uttermost part of the earth and all and sundry. With such adulation, one may assume stardom being thrust upon her from the very beginning. But […]

Chasing Happiness At The Wrong Places

October 31, 2019

There once lived a grumpy old man in a village. He was the epitome of a quintessential complainer. Anything under the sun did not escape his scathing remark. The villagers kept away from him as being in his midst was physically and mentally draining. As the years went by, he became grumpier and he was […]

In Love With Soccer

October 18, 2019

The year was 1979 and the soccer craze was gaining momentum among my school chums. I jumped on the bandwagon when my primary four classmates were drumming up interest for the impending FA Cup Finals being played between Arsenal and Manchester United. It was my initiation into the world of soccer — I chose Manchester […]

Lesson From The Shark and Its Bait

October 7, 2019

A researcher wanted to ascertain certain facts. So, he conducted an experiment where he put a shark into a huge tank. He followed this step by adding various species of fishes into the tank as its bait. The ferocious shark attacked the fishes without batting an eyelid and had a wholesome meal. The researcher then […]

Movie Review — Rambo: Last Blood

September 26, 2019

In 1982, I watched the first of the Rambo sequel as a 13- year-old schoolboy. About 40 years since he drew “First Blood”, John Rambo has cemented his status as one of the greatest action heroes. I am glad to have watched “Last Blood” in its premiere launch, a treat for every Stallone fans. The […]

Fun With General Knowledge Quiz — Vol 3

September 6, 2019

General knowledge has been defined with much sophistication by the experts in the field. Put simply, it is the information we collect gradually from various sources like TV, books, magazines etc, on different subjects (like what Jolly Good Times offers). This is in contrast to the detailed information on subjects studied formally. Besides making great […]

Foreign Words in the English Language

August 30, 2019

In our day to day living, we may have used foreign terms in our English usage – both while speaking and writing, sometimes not knowing that it is borrowed from another language. For example, the word ‘bungalow’ whose origin is from India, means a one-storey house, usually surrounded by a ‘veranda’, another foreign word. Furthermore, […]