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Yog-Antics!!!

Wednesday, March 03, 2010      7 comments

This is my story.Once upon a time long,long ago there was a small girl named Komal.She had a strong and flexible body and though thin and wiry,possessed plenty of physical strength and stamina.Used to regular excercise and having learnt Classica... Read more

Puran Polis-----and Ritu!!!

Tuesday, March 02, 2010      2 comments

Puran Polis and I have a love-hate relationship----I love eating them but hate making them----because I make "Puran Tukdas"(Puran Pieces) instead of soft,thin,silky Polis!!!Ritu just dropped off a batch of Puran Polis----she made them herself---... Read more

Colourful Nostalgia----Holi Past!!!

Monday, March 01, 2010      5 comments

The sight of children playing Holi with a joyous abandon always transports me back in time----a really looooong way back!!!It reminds me of all the various pleasures that each Holi has imparted----makes me nostalgic for the days that were!!! M... Read more

Holi---Colourful India!!!!

Sunday, February 28, 2010      7 comments

India is the land of Festivals-----we are blessed with many------but this one is one of the most popular------the vibrant splash of Colours and the Joyousness of Life make it a celebration and so very alive!!!Today is Holi------the last Hindu F... Read more

Unsung Hero---Karna--5

Sunday, February 28, 2010      1 comments

The day of Karna's appointment as Commander in Chief dawned cloudy and sullen---his father,Surya the Sun God, was showing his displeasure for Karna's disobedience----or was it apprenhension for the safety of his son????As the battle progressed K... Read more

Unsung Hero---Karna--4

Friday, February 26, 2010      1 comments

During the next 13 years Karna went from strength to strength----conquering and subjugating many territories and making these into vassal States of the Hastina Pura Empire.His relationship with Duryodhana was now a bond of brotherhood and his li... Read more

Unsung Hero---Karna--3

Thursday, February 25, 2010      1 comments

The Pandavas built up "Indra Prastha"into a beautiful country through their hard work----levelling the land and making it fertile.The capital City was built by "Mayaasur" a friendly Demon King who was renowned as a Magician.The Palace in particu... Read more

Unsung Hero---Karna-2

Wednesday, February 24, 2010      3 comments

Karna's mother Kunti was the biological daughter of King Sura Sena----her younger brother was Vasudeva, the father of Lord Krishna .She was the widow of King Pandu---and her sons were a gift of the Mantra bestowed on her by Sage Durvaasa---the e... Read more

The Unsung Hero---Karna-1

Tuesday, February 23, 2010      2 comments

The Epic Poem of "Maha Bharata"relates incidents of a period roughly estimated to have taken place 2500-3000 B.C.----approximately 4500---5000 years ago.Said to have been penned by Lord Ganesha to the Sage Ved Vyaasa's dictation,this deals with ... Read more

Bells on my Toes!!!

Saturday, February 20, 2010      5 comments

Just a few days back I bought this pair of Silver Anklets---weighing 100 gms-----wearing these made me go back in time----to my childhood!!!I was trained in Indian Classical Dance---the BharataNatyam---and used to dance as a child---I loved the ... Read more

Maganlal Chhaganlal Paapiwaaley

Friday, February 19, 2010      3 comments

I first came to know that she was on the way in April,1994-----and she arrived on 23rd.December1994 at 1.44 p.m. in St.Elizabeth's Nursing Home.On arrival the first thing she did was to just grab hold of our hearts and hold them tight in her ti... Read more

Sayali's Vegetarian Stint!!!

Thursday, February 18, 2010      3 comments

Sayali our younger daughter is a confirmed Non-Vegetarian----in 1996 she could barely survive the mandatory Vegetarian Mondays at home------she was that much of a Non-Vegetarian!!! Lotta and Sayali are also very religious------they're very muc... Read more

Sudhir and Me

Wednesday, February 17, 2010      5 comments

Sudhir and I are first cousins---my father and his mother were siblings.Thus we have known each other all my life---he is 9 years older than me---so I can't say the same!!!Our marriage was arranged by our common Grandma---Akka.In Maharashtra it ... Read more

Kaandey Pohey

Tuesday, February 16, 2010      6 comments

We Indians------in this case Maharashtrians-----are still a conservative people---arranged Marriages are preferred to Love Marriages.Maybe because this is thought to be the base for a stable Marriage-------a lot of aspects are decided only afte... Read more

Angioplasty

Monday, February 15, 2010      6 comments

Tomorrow I complete a year after my Heart Attack-----looking back on it-------I think it has been a mixed blessing!!!Before my Heart Attack(HA) I was a reasonably active person------I had a good Friend Circle whom I'd visit often-----one of thes... Read more


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