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Remembered Taste--1!!!

Wednesday, July 06, 2011      8 comments

A friend of mine---Bhabhiji--who also happens to be my neighbour was speaking about the difference in the "Dhabas" of yesterday and today.Being much older than most of us she is in a better position to reminisce about the changes in Indian Food-... Read more

The Nuns and Me

Tuesday, July 05, 2011      3 comments

Reading opening Chapters of "The Great Moghul" took me back to my School days---and a whole Treasure Chest of Memories opened up!!Life those days was so humdrum and unchanging--very rarely did the rhythm of routine change it's pace!!By today's ... Read more

Changing Times!!!

Monday, July 04, 2011      3 comments

Reading Ruskin Bond's "A Town called Dehra" made me realise how many things were unchanged till 1980----the places and events he wrote about in this Book about the 50s and 60s struck a chord in me---for these were familiar things---the Ambience,... Read more

Growing Older!!!

Monday, July 04, 2011      2 comments

It is amazing how certain Memories surface to remind one of the different facets of the Past--in my case my old companions---Books!!Just this Saturday I went browsing in "Crosswords" ---the Indian equivalent of Barnes & Noble.While going through... Read more

My Consumerism!!!

Thursday, June 30, 2011      1 comments

I am an incorrigible Shopper---practical and mundane things fascinate me but mystify those who know me---they keep asking me "Why??"I'm addicted to Kitchenware---Pressure Cookers,Iron Woks and Ladles,traditional Indian Ceramics---not the ones on... Read more

The problem of being a Good Housewife!!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011      10 comments

I just finished pickling and preserving certain Condiments for the year ahead---converted 3 kgs. of Raw Green Mangos into sweet "Moraambaa" with Saffron Threads and Cardamom Seeds,2.5 Kgs. of Mangoes into "Gulaambaa" or a spicy and sweet Pickle... Read more

Still Coveted--Ancient Weaves--4

Monday, June 27, 2011      4 comments

The Silk "Bomkai" from Orissa--shee... Read more

Reassuring---Connecting with the Past!!!

Monday, June 27, 2011      3 comments

Certain mundane things can trigger off Memories---and act as a connection with the Past.For me it is the month of June when I connect with my Past---when I preserve Raw Green Mangoes for the year ahead!!This is the most Nostalgic period of the y... Read more

Still Coveted--Ancient Weaves--3

Sunday, June 26, 2011      1 comments

This is my "Mekhala" Sari from the State of Assam also famous for it's Music,the 2 horned Rhino and the River Brahmaputra or "Lohit" as the locals call it.The eastern State o... Read more

Still Coveted--Ancient Weaves Photos--2

Friday, June 24, 2011      4 comments

I just adore the "Ikat" way of weaving and own many of these.These Saries are woven from Pure Silk thread dyed in 5,7 or 9 shades---the patterns emerge from the way the Yarn is dyed.There are beautiful double and single Ikat styles---Saries from... Read more

Still Coveted--Ancient Weaves Photos--1

Thursday, June 23, 2011      5 comments

My Wedding Sari was a beautiful Brocad... Read more

Traditional Fabrics

Tuesday, June 21, 2011      5 comments

A beautiful Chinon Saree in a beautiful Aqua/Turquoise Colour with an intricate Border and Motifs in traditional Kashmir "Aari" Work---one of my prized possessions. Read more

Pictures of my Favourite Fabrics--2

Tuesday, June 21, 2011      4 comments

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Pictures of My Favourite Fabrics---1

Monday, June 20, 2011      6 comments

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The Way Sayali Sees Me!!

Monday, June 20, 2011      6 comments

The one Weekend we spent in London was truly fantastic---and extremely interesting!!!There was a Cricket Match on T.V. that Saturday---prompting both the Men to stay at home---leaving both us Women to our own devices.Sayali decided that we'd bot... Read more

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