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Vacation Days are here Again!!!!

Monday, May 03, 2010      3 comments

Vacations have an aura around them------the very mention of these relaxes the tense muscles and soothes frayed nerves-----that's way I react to them!!!!For me the thought of just not hurrying around all the time-------just the thought is such a ... Read more

Super Efficient---That's Me!!!

Saturday, May 01, 2010      5 comments

A lot of things irritate me about myself-----the most being my efficiency!!!This is a result of our traditional background----Atya liked putting her sons on a high pedestal---she reasoned that as Bread winners they had an elevated status and the... Read more

The Temple----Worship---2

Thursday, April 29, 2010      4 comments

The Temple itself is a simple White washed building----it's Priests live on the premises in large homesteads called the "Vaadas" next to the Temple.They do not use any Onion or Garlic in their Food--ever---- and devote all their lives to serving... Read more

The Fair-----and Worship---1!!!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010      5 comments

In 1978 February we went to our Family Deity ---Goddess Shanta Durga at Kavaley in Goa to perform a religious Ceremony called the "Maha Rudra"We were lucky to be accomodated so quickly after we made the request---the queue for folks wishing to p... Read more

Nostalgia---Those Old Food Habits!!!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010      4 comments

Blogging about Ganesha revived a lot of memories----all related to my most Favourite topic----FOOD!!!!We Indians are very involved with the business of Eating---it's an extremely serious business you know---stuffing your face----and there are ce... Read more

My Rotund Friend---Ganesha

Monday, April 26, 2010      5 comments

Ganesha and I became acquainted very early in my childhood when Amma told me the story of His birth.We use a Herbal Powder(Uttana) mixed with Lentil or Chick Pea Flour,Full Cream and Milk as an application on the body instead of Soap on ceremoni... Read more

Early Days Here

Friday, April 23, 2010      6 comments

Each home has it's own persona and a distinctive character----our new home was no exception.The surroundings were truly out of this World---imagine finding a shady Tree lined haven---bang in the middle of the bustling Mega City of Bombay---also ... Read more

Coming Home

Wednesday, April 21, 2010      5 comments

I have always had a heightened sense of perception since early childhood----there have always been lots of situations which give a feeling of Deja Vu or having experienced that particular moment sometime earlier.It's creepy and unsettling---and ... Read more

Efficiency????

Tuesday, April 20, 2010      5 comments

I'm a total paradox----a perfectionist in some things and totally laidback in others.Early childhood was a happy and peaceful time---I was brought up mainly by my Amma---Mummy being the typical "Mem Sahib" of that era.Thanks to this Mummy and I ... Read more

Growing Up

Monday, April 19, 2010      3 comments

Hind sight always gives a clearer view of the past----accentuates the past mistakes and highlights the Plus Points!!!Today I too turn to look back and find that Life as a whole has been extremely kind to me---there have been times of hurt and pa... Read more

Honeymooning in Shimla

Sunday, April 18, 2010      8 comments

The year Sudhir and I got married,Diwaali came in October itself.By the time we finished the post Wedding get-togethers we had just 6 days to cram our Honeymoon into----which we did in Shimla----5 hours drive from Chandigarh.We were spending the... Read more

My Lessons in Housekeeping

Saturday, April 17, 2010      6 comments

When we first shifted here in 1975 I was just 21 years old----and very naive and trusting---for me ignorance was actually bliss!!!One of the first persons I met here and connected with was Vahini----it means"Sister--in-law"-----a brother's wife... Read more

Chalk and Cheese!!!

Thursday, April 15, 2010      11 comments

Though Sudhir and I are first cousins we were poles apart culturally when we got married-----my upbringing was way different from his traditionaly conservative one------Daddy was far more broadminded and open to changes thanks to his being expo... Read more

My Beautiful Mountains!!!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010      4 comments

I have been fascinated by the Mountains ever since I can remember.The city of Chandigarh is built in such a way------you can see the Mountains easily in the distance from everywhere.For me---they are my alter-ego----I identify with their extreme... Read more

The Siren's Call!!!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010      9 comments

Summer's back and with it my yearning for the misty blue Himalayan Foothills.This morning I saw the Travelogue in "Sarita" the Hindi magazine I subscribe to.Each year this magazine showcases various places of Tourism from all over India------thi... Read more


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