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MEMORIES

Monday, December 21, 2009      2 comments

Symbolic, sharply precise colourful *rangoli, Adorns the **aangan outside the front door, Sweet scent of ***Chaafa, ***Parijaat & ***Bakuli, Rises from the ****Pooja Thali on the floor. Silver oil lamps glow in the early dawn, Sounds ... Read more

Individuality

Sunday, December 20, 2009      9 comments

The quote about being a conformist or an individual set me thinking about myself as a person----was being a conformist bad?I have never felt like merging in a crowd but I've never wanted to draw attention to myself either.There are certain aspec... Read more

AMC Cooking

Saturday, December 19, 2009      8 comments

My sister Ritu has bought one of these AMC utensils made from surgical steel---they can cook food totally fat free!!!These utensils help you to fry,steam,bake and roast---all in the same utensil and on low heat.In India the Head Office is in Ban... Read more

Himalayan Summers

Friday, December 18, 2009      5 comments

Snowy peaks etched against the Cobalt sky Mountains echoing with the wild Pheasant's cry The sparkling Air--like heady White Wine The gurgling Brooks and the sweet scent of Pine The flight of an Eagle from his cree Over lush verdant vi... Read more

Nirupama Tai---A Farewell

Thursday, December 17, 2009      7 comments

My nephew Babu(Nikhil)married Maithili on 19th.April 2007.Nirupama Tai was Maithili's mother.Was---past tense because she passed away yesterday----Cancer of the Pancreas. A gentle woman with a quiet strength, she gracefully bore her cross with... Read more

Pilgrimage----Uttar Kashi & Gupt Kashi 2

Monday, December 14, 2009      2 comments

Uttar Kashi is a beautiful poetic town.Situated by the Ganga it is as holy as Varanasi(Benares /Kashi).Lord Shiva is also known as Kashinath at Benares. The lofty Himalayas rise majestically on all sides of Uttar Kashi and one can hear the m... Read more

A Pilgrimage----Yamunotri

Sunday, December 13, 2009      2 comments

In the Summer of 1987 we were in Delhi .My mother too was with us.We had plans of going to the Kashmir Valley but due to heavy rush the bookings were not available. We then met up in New Delhi with a very close friend of Sudhir who was on his w... Read more

My Daughters--Frustrating!!!

Sunday, December 13, 2009      4 comments

Both my daughters were different---but they had one common factor---they were both highly irritating!!! Chaitali was exceedingly careful with her things(still is)--she had one Khadi (home spun)Kurta that she loved.Due to daily use and constant... Read more

Sayali

Saturday, December 12, 2009      3 comments

The second time I became a mother was a few days after my 21st.birthday.This time too we had a beautiful baby doll who was happy to see me!!!She looked so much like Lotta that the Obstetrtician asked me how I managed to print a carbon copy of th... Read more

Chaitali

Saturday, December 12, 2009      3 comments

I became a mother for the first time just 2 months before my 18th.birthday.My elder daughter Chaitali was born and my romantic dreams came true when I saw this beautiful baby doll.Little did I anticipate the problems ahead!!! My picture perfec... Read more

Travel Nostalgia

Friday, December 11, 2009      7 comments

Travel is something I really love--specially by train.I started travelling aged 2 months when my parents took me from Bombay(now Mumbai)to Ambala,40 miles from Chandigarh.After that we were regulars on the trains between these two places.One of ... Read more

Daddy's Girls!!!

Tuesday, December 08, 2009      4 comments

When we had our daughters I didn't want to repeat the mistakes my father had made.So I involved Sudhir with each aspect of our daughters lives.He loved being a hands on father---this was a new thing back then in India---both parents bringing up ... Read more

Tribute to Daddy

Tuesday, December 08, 2009      4 comments

My father was an Architect & Town Planner who got his degrees from Oxford University and The Royal Institute of British Architects.Responding to Pandit Nehru's call he came back to offer his skills to his newly independant Nation.In 1951 he join... Read more

Facts about being a Mother

Monday, December 07, 2009      7 comments

I used to Paint and write Poetry and Short Stories while in school.I married early--at 17 years old. After my marriage I turned into a full time Home Maker and also pursued my hobbies. By the age of 21 years, I was the mother of two beautiful... Read more

Vanity!!!

Friday, December 04, 2009      5 comments

I know Women are mainly vain----but Cancer is the biggest leveller of Vanity. After I lost my hair during Chemotherapy I got a wig made.During the early stages of hairloss I wore that wig regularly---wouldn't go out without it!!! The year wo... Read more


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