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Horoscopes------and Me!!!

Monday, April 12, 2010      4 comments

My mother was a funny mix of old fashioned vision and modernity------she faithfully followed all the Traditions----but lived in the present.One of her pet idiosyncrasies was going to these Astrologers----there were quite a few favourites---diffe... Read more

Akka

Friday, April 09, 2010      1 comments

Traditions reminded me of my Grandmas---specially Daddy's mother---Akka.The period she was born n was the late 1800s.She lost her parents early and grew up being shuttled between her paternal and maternal Uncles' homes---spending six months in e... Read more

Traditions!!!!

Wednesday, April 07, 2010      6 comments

This always brings Topol from "Fiddler on the Roof" before my eyes------and his full throated enthsiastic song of the same name!!!The song puts it so beautifully----we don't question why---my mother---my grandmothers-----all did it just so befor... Read more

Foodie Heaven!!!!

Sunday, April 04, 2010      4 comments

As a child my father would describe the English food-----Roast Beef and Yorkshire Pudding,Steak and Kidney Pie,Drop Scones with Jam and Clotted cream,Crumpets with Butter------I would imagine the taste and salivate-------just thinking about it!... Read more

Beating the Summer Heat!!!

Saturday, April 03, 2010      5 comments

Manasa hit the nail on the head with her blog about Summer Coolers----but she jogged my mind out of it's lethargy!!!!I began surveying the contents of the 'Fridge----totally out of home made Syrups and Squashes----so I had to make a list of the ... Read more

The Maharashtrian Sari

Friday, April 02, 2010      3 comments

I wrote about the Sari in my Blog yesterday----there seems to be a lot of curiosity about this garment---people know of it but not what it is.I'll try to clear up the confusion to the best of my ability. From Maharashtra starts the reign of th... Read more

The Old Mansion at Saawantwaadi

Thursday, April 01, 2010      2 comments

My maternal Grandfather's(Aazoba's) family hails from the tiny Principality of Saawant Waadi or "Waadi" as it is locally known in the Konkan region of Maharashtra.Full of thick Coconut and Areca Nut(Supaari)Groves as well as Mango,Cashew and Ma... Read more

My Parents-in-Law

Wednesday, March 31, 2010      3 comments

My parents-in-law, Atya and Baba were a very dynamic couple.Baba had taken his degree in Law and was an OS ---which was then considered a Degree equivalent to that of a Barrister from Lincoln's Inn in London.He was a reputed Advocate of the Bom... Read more

Travelling with the Family

Tuesday, March 30, 2010      3 comments

Vacations are fun times------sometimes more than one bargains for!!!!Sudhir is the youngest in his family of four siblings---he has two sisters and one brother.While his sisters accompanied us sometimes their children always were a part of out t... Read more

Ammi's Wedding!!!

Sunday, March 28, 2010      3 comments

This weekend attending a Wedding turned out to be the highlight in my week-----worth all the effort of fetching my Jewellery from the Bank Locker and dressing up to the hilt----and travelling to the other end of Town on a hot Sunday morning.The ... Read more

Change

Saturday, March 27, 2010      6 comments

I just realised----we've changed our entire lifestyle-------it's very relaxed and slow paced---when did this happen?????? As a young couple we loved going out---in fact could spend the entire day in a Movie Theatre----watching all the shows---... Read more

Huppa Hoeeya----Jai Hanuman!!!!

Friday, March 26, 2010      2 comments

Indian Films---and specially regional Films are rarely simple and uncomplicated-----usually they run through your emotions like a wringer and dryer----you cry buckets and return home tired and drained!!!!The more the Film makes you cry----the gr... Read more

Beauty Treatments?????

Tuesday, March 23, 2010      5 comments

That I don't have much Patience is something that my spark friends are well aware of-------but two so called Beauty treatments according to me are the worst when it comes to testing one's capacity to sit back and twiddle one's thumbs------Blea... Read more

Faith

Monday, March 22, 2010      4 comments

Hinduism has a huge Pantheon of Gods and Goddesses------some well known some not so well known------and some extremely popular hence better known!!!!Of all these my favourites are Shiva and Shakti------somehow I feel closer to Images they projec... Read more

My Ayurvedic Weightloss

Sunday, March 21, 2010      6 comments

My weight was a problem but since 1987 it became worse.I had always had menstrual problems and these were becoming more pronounced with growing age----painful periods,excessive bleeding,cramps in the legs,abdomen and back were just the tip of th... Read more


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