August 2009

The world is still full of very nice people – and the planet has ‘hope’ for itself

Search for a room in London can be quite frustrating. As a student one not only fights against time, the onerosity of travel and a diminishing bank balance but also with the issue of potential landlords asking for references, large security deposits and the fear of unknown. I kept my hope high and during one of these searches, I was pleasantly surprised to come across a family that had 2… Read More »The world is still full of very nice people – and the planet has ‘hope’ for itself

Very Anticipatingly Yours

In 1928, philologist and lexicographer H. W. Fowler gave a new order to salutations and closures in letters and confused the world amongst sincerely, faithfully, truly and very truly. Even though I have utmost regard for the English language (as this is one common thread that binds the world), last few weeks of writing business letters (basically request for job letters) left me wondering. Why?? Gone are the days when… Read More »Very Anticipatingly Yours