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Thank You!!!

Saturday, June 16, 2012      8 comments

First of all--- a very Big,Heartfelt "Thank You" to all my very Dear friends for their words of Solace via my Blog as well as Spark Mail-----it is their support that helps tremendously to get through this rough patch---one which will never reall... Read more

How Time Flies By!!!

Friday, June 15, 2012      5 comments

Today as I sit down to write this I'm just about a week short of completing my 2 month Vacation in L.A.------Time has really flown by so fast!!!The coming Thursday---on the 21st.June----we attend Meha's High School Graduation and then on Saturda... Read more

A Tale of Two Kitchens--2!!

Tuesday, June 05, 2012      4 comments

My father thanks to his British Sojourn ate everything---Mummy however drew the line at Beef---a result of her Hindu upbringing.However she did not impose this taboo on us and all 3 of us grew up enjoying tins of imported British Corned Beef----... Read more

The Tale of Two Kitchens--1

Monday, June 04, 2012      4 comments

Sudhir and I both grew up eating varied kind of Food---in his case it was a mix of our staple Food cooked at home a la Mumbaikari Style with Kolhapuri overtones thanks to his mother's roots.Not just that he also was initiated into the taste of ... Read more

Aromatic Memories--5!!

Sunday, June 03, 2012      3 comments

Today I'm thinking of last year's "Vat Pournima" Fast.This Fast is kept by women for their husband's long life and continued health---and for me this was the most important day of the year!!!Sudhir hated my doing this---specially because of my ... Read more

Aromatic Memories--4!!

Friday, June 01, 2012      2 comments

Sudhir and I belong to the Gowd Saraswat Brahmin or GSB Community so named because our ancient Ancestors lived on the banks of the gigantic Saraswati River which dried up more than 2000 years ago.The Indus Valley Civilization is now being re-ide... Read more

Aromatic Memories---3!!!

Friday, June 01, 2012      4 comments

This part of my Journey into the Past takes my readers into the narrow strip of Land attached almost like an after thought to the Map of India---the coastal Belt stretching from the States of Maharashtra,Goa,Karnataka to Kerala---loosely called... Read more

Aromatic Memories-2!!

Thursday, May 31, 2012      2 comments

My father hails from the Principality of Kolhapur----a place famous for three things---the still worshipped over 2000 years old Temple of Goddess Mahalaxmi,the Sugar Factories and the tiny Chilli called "Lavangi Mirchi" or Clove Chilli which ha... Read more

Aromatic Memories--1!!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012      4 comments

This last Weekend one of Lotta's neighbours had a Barbeque in their Backyard---and the whole Street was filled with the Aromas of Food grilling on hot Coals----a smell I simply love--for it brings back such wonderful Memories!!The scent of Tando... Read more

Memory Quirks--5!!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012      1 comments

It's so very funny that tiny details too can stick in one's mind and can be recalled more than 50 years later with vivid clarity.There are many beautiful Memories of my childhood tied to Pune City---today a fast paced and rapidly growing Metrop... Read more

Memory Quirks--4!!

Friday, May 25, 2012      3 comments

Sudhir and I both had our umbilical cords tied to Kolhapur--he through his mother and me through my father------the house at Kolhapur was our Family home.For me it was one of the most favourite places to visit during my Summer Vacations---durin... Read more

Some Coincidence!!!

Thursday, May 24, 2012      5 comments

There are some coincidences in Life which turn out to be pretty amazing--like this one.Both my Grandfathers---- Paternal and Maternal---- were christened "Ramchandra" and had "R" as their first initial.Both married thrice--- to women much younge... Read more

A Bygone Era!!!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012      1 comments

A comment on my Blog about Bed Tea jogged my memory and a few moments about Bed Tea surfaced!!!Indian homes have always run on well trained domestic help----specially in the past.Employing a retinue of domestic staff was a feather in one's cap d... Read more

Meha's Prom

Monday, May 21, 2012      7 comments

This last Weekend was one busy one---it was Meha's Prom weekend!!Thanks to me being sick and then Meha being pre occupied with her Homework we left the Prom shopping pretty late----and finally on Friday evening set out to buy the Dress.Making ou... Read more

Memory Quirks--3!!

Friday, May 18, 2012      5 comments

I have always loved Trains---and have been travelling since babyhood in them----and believe me for me that is pure Magic!!!Sudhir too loved Train travel and together it became a large part of our life together-----for we always chose the Train o... Read more


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