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Old Photos

Sunday, April 24, 2011      12 comments

Old Photographs of our Wedding---can't believe I was so thin---literally once upon a time!!! Read more

Growing Up--2

Tuesday, April 19, 2011      3 comments

My biggest grouse growing up was being a Girl and belonging to the wrong Sex---being a Boy was so much more fun!!Mummy'd make my life Hell---trying to teach me to be a "Lady"---good posture and walking the straight was just the tip of the Icebe... Read more

Growing Up---1

Monday, April 18, 2011      6 comments

In the 50s and 60s---even into the 70s--Women were supposed to be the Rock that Homes were built on.They were the mainstay of the Homes they ran like Clockwork---but very much subservient to Men---more so in India.In India the Dress Code decided... Read more

My Dreams and Premonitions--7

Friday, April 15, 2011      4 comments

The day I had the Vision in the "Jwaala Maaee" Temple is deeply embedded in my consciousness!!I still remember the Date very clearly---it was 16th.May 1994 at 3.45 p.m.----and there is a reason for remembering the Date and Time.Lotta was staying... Read more

My Dreams and Premonitions---6

Tuesday, April 12, 2011      5 comments

The "Yatra" was a highly fulfilling experience for all of us---the discomforts of Bad Food,early morning starts and long hours in the Bus were soon forgotten---all one remembers is the camaraderie among all the people of the Party---bonding into... Read more

My Dreams and Premonitions--5

Monday, April 11, 2011      6 comments

The culmination of our Pilgrimage was yet to come---and it happened at the Ultimate Shrine--Badrinath!!We reached this Shrine after a 2.30 hour Journey from "Jyothir Math" or "Joshi Math" as it is locally called---reaching Badrinath at 12 noon.T... Read more

My Dreams and Premonitions--4

Monday, April 11, 2011      5 comments

By 1987 I was totally engrossed in Worship----would spend hours following the Rituals--though my Meditation had decreased it had not stopped totally.I spent hours scrubbing and polishing all the Vessels need for Worship---in fact bought wholes S... Read more

My Dreams and Premonitions--3

Friday, April 08, 2011      7 comments

Both my Daughters share certain aspects of this Lineage---after we shifted to this Flat I loved the feeling it gave me---the Flat made me feel safe,loved and very Welcome---it sort of embraced us all and took us into it's safekeeping------it had... Read more

My Dreams and Premonitions--2

Wednesday, April 06, 2011      6 comments

Of all my Attributes Premonitions scare me the most!!!However Daddy's deal with God worked---he died and I lived----facing a lot of Health problems through the years---but then I have a very high threshold of Pain----so as long as it is me bodil... Read more

My Dreams and Premonitions--1

Tuesday, April 05, 2011      11 comments

My Aaji(maternal Grandma) was blessed with the "Second Sight"---she could see Ghosts!!!Mummy possessed "Sixth Sense" and she could dream of certain Events before they happened---and me---unfortunately I'm cursed with the earlier 2 and an additi... Read more

Superstitious??Who--Me???Naaah!!

Thursday, March 31, 2011      7 comments

Generally I'm not superstitious---actually I'll purposely go against Superstition just to prove how fallacious the entire idea is---but there is one particular area where I lose this pragmatic rationalism---when India plays Pakistan in a Cricket... Read more

Ghostly Tales!!!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011      7 comments

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Being Me---Conclusion!!!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011      7 comments

My childhood was full of things that are obsolete today.For instance our Indian Air Conditioning was superb---and scented!!!Thick "Chattis" or Woven pieces of Thatch made of the scented "Khus" Grass would be sold as Summer approached---These w... Read more

Being Me--14

Monday, March 28, 2011      5 comments

Mummy and Prabha Maushi were like Sisters---but had a very different approach to Life!!!Mummy was a perfectionist---getting her approval was frustrating----but Prabha Maushi---Pra Maushi for short---was easy going---and so we'd home in on her ea... Read more

Being Me--13

Thursday, March 24, 2011      6 comments

Holi always reminds me of Ritu's love for "Puran Polies"!!She just adores these---and Mummy's "Puran Polies" were truly superlative---soft and melting in the mouth!!!Each time Mummy made these for certain Festivals Ritu'd create a scene when the... Read more


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