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Friday, August 26, 2011      4 comments

India is fortunate in having 29 major Festivals for we have 6 Ethnic groups and 6 religions amongst us.For me, Diwali,Eid and Christmas have a very special in my heart.Many of my friends are Muslim and one of my best friends Jacob Aunty was a su... Read more


Thursday, August 25, 2011      4 comments

The month of "Shravan" by the Indian Calendar falls in July-August and is the start of the Festive Season in India.For the Hindus it has maximum number of Festivals in it and this brings a festive Air about it!!In the old days most people would... Read more


Wednesday, August 24, 2011      8 comments

Pushpa's durable Rangoli. Rangoli in a combination of Flowers and White Marble Powder. Rangolies below... Read more


Monday, August 22, 2011      3 comments

I really thank The Almighty for having enriched my life with so many people who have loved me and whom I've loved!!Some of these people are very lovably eccentric and idiosyncratic---but without them Life would have been a bore!!I'm talking of m... Read more


Monday, August 22, 2011      3 comments

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In Retro Mode!!!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011      5 comments

Last Friday I logged on to my Face Book account and read "I broke 3 things--my Lunch Date,My car and a Fire Hydrant!!" posted on my grand daughter's Status!!!It was enough to send me into an anxious panicky flap---- as she just got her permanent... Read more

Poona then--Pune now!!!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011      4 comments

On Thursday evening we recieved an Invitation to celebrate a 50th.Birthday in Pune---and it being a long Weekend thanks to Independence Day falling on a Monday--15th.August---we decided to go.Both Sudhir and I have always loved Pune or Poona---a... Read more

Monsoon Magic!!!

Thursday, August 04, 2011      7 comments

I just simply adore the Monsoons---always have since baby hood.This for me holds a lot of Magic---the newly washed various shades of Greenery contrasting so beautifully with the deep Steel Grey of the Sky---everything shining like new after the ... Read more

Married Life---Learning to Live Together!!!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011      10 comments

Manasa's Blog set me off on a mental journey into my youth---and again brought alive a lot of Memories of the time during my courtship---and the first few years of my marriage!!!Experience taught me that Relationships like Plants have to be care... Read more

Monsoon Showers---and Getting Wet!!

Thursday, July 21, 2011      6 comments

Memories are great Stuff!!Many of them can lighten one's mood and bring a smile to one's lips---in my case--my favourite Occupation!!The other day while cleaning up my Closet I chanced upon a stack of Old Photographs and one pile in particular ... Read more

In a Lighter Vein!!!!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011      2 comments

There was loads of Tension during the Riots---what with scarcity of Necessities like Fresh Milk ,Vegetables and Fresh Fish---all in short supply!!The Milk available outside was Water+Milk+Arrowroot Powder---but whenever possible we used even tha... Read more

Memories of Terror--2!!

Monday, July 18, 2011      4 comments

I got my first taste of Fear on 7th.January 1993.Thanks to the Riots everything had been disrupted and the entire City had gone mad!!!The Slums all along the Sea shore had illuminated the entire shoreline with 200 hundred Watts Bulbs over each d... Read more

Memories of Terror--1!!!

Friday, July 15, 2011      7 comments

Writing about !993 reopened a chapter in my mind which I would really love to blank out---unfortunately it is too deeply etched in my mind!!This incident is about 7th.December 1992.Lotta had just got engaged to Mehul on the 6th.August 1992 and t... Read more

Getting used to living with Terror!!!!

Thursday, July 14, 2011      12 comments

Yesterday there were 3 co-ordinated Bomb Blasts on different locations in Mumbai----each exactly 5 minutes after the first!!!It took just 10 minutes----6.55 p.m.--7.05 p.m. to disrupt Life in 3 extremely busy localities---and killed 21 counted s... Read more

Remembered Taste--2!!!

Thursday, July 07, 2011      2 comments

These "Dhabas" dot the entire Network of Indian Highways----mostly run by the Punjabis--both Sikhs and Hindus.Though these look run down and derelict at times the Cooking Area,the Pots and Pans and the Cutlery is well worn but sparkling clean!!M... Read more

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