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Aromatic Nostalgia---Yummy Memories!!
Sunday, August 29, 2010      8 comments

Today I posted a recipe for Haleem---my deceased friend Jacob Aunty's Recipe---and again so many memories came flooding back!!!Funny thing though---they ALL are Food related!! Aunty ,Vahini and I became acquainted in 1975---at a Ladies Kitty p... Read more
Fasting and Feasting
Thursday, August 26, 2010      3 comments

Hinduism is a Spartan Religion--it preaches a simple Life Style and lays down certain rules for our day-to-day routines.One of it's main maxims is "high Thinking---Simple Living"----teaching austerity to all those who follow it.Giving of yoursel... Read more
These Festival Days!!!
Wednesday, August 25, 2010      5 comments

Indians are a deeply Religious lot----and also very ritualistic.We begin every new venture with a "Puja" and an offering of whole Coconuts to our favourite Dieties----a Coconut is considered very auspiscious and is ceremoniously broken open at t... Read more
A Beautiful Relationship
Tuesday, August 24, 2010      9 comments

Today is "Raakhi" or "Raksha Bandhan" a day on which Sisters tie a holy Thread on their Brothers' right wrists and are given Gifts as well as a solemn promise of lifelong support and protection in return!!!Originating very long back in Indian H... Read more
The View from My Bedroom!!!
Monday, August 23, 2010      11 comments

These Pictures were taken by Sayali when the Rain had slowed down to a drizzle on Friday,20th August 2010.... Read more
5 Whirl Wind Days---A Recap!!!
Sunday, August 22, 2010      10 comments

"Lets start at the very Beginning--a very good place to start" goes the opening line of "Do Re Mi" from "The Sound of Music"----I'm going to follow that advice!!!Rewinding to last Sunday--Sayali had sent a Gift for Babu from London with her frie... Read more
India---My India!!!
Sunday, August 15, 2010      9 comments

Today we celebrate the Greatest Day in our recent History---Independence Day!!!The feeling of being born in Independent India is something I learnt to rejoice in at a very young age---as I was born in 1953---just 6 years after the event.I grew u... Read more
My "Other" 2 Children!!!
Thursday, August 12, 2010      6 comments

Today our boy turns Forty----and the fleet footed Time has brought back so many memories---but I'll begin at the beginning!!!Though biologically both Shilpa and Babu(Nikhil) are Milind and Nina's children I share a special bond with them----they... Read more
Jack Sprat and his Wife!!!
Wednesday, August 11, 2010      7 comments

"Jack Sprat,he ate no Fat-----His Wife she ate no Lean And so between the two of them,They wiped the Platter clean!!!" Sudhir and I are both like Jack Sprat and his wife---opposites of each other where Food is concerned!!In the early days o... Read more
Mountains,Hills and Memories!!!
Thursday, August 05, 2010      6 comments

Since I can remember Mountains have mesmerised me-----Chandigarh is planned in such a manner that the Mountains are always there---lofty Purply Blue and hazy in the Distance!!!During my early childhood I'd wait for the Evening Dusk to descend---... Read more
Beautiful Himalayan Vacation!!!
Wednesday, August 04, 2010      6 comments

I have always loved the Mountains and many places associated with these hold a very special place in my Heart---this trip to the beautiful Himachal Pradesh---"The Land Of Snow' was exceptionally magnificent!!!Those days we'd travel to Destinatio... Read more
The Rhythm of Rain!!!
Tuesday, August 03, 2010      5 comments

My friend Ann asked me a question---"Do all Indians love the Rains???"The answer is simple ---YES 90% do!!!Indian Weather is divided by Nature into 3 main parts----Summer,Monsoon and Winter.These enfold both Spring and Autumn(Fall) within their ... Read more
Those Bygone Days!!!
Monday, August 02, 2010      3 comments

The new month of August is here-----and this year it seems to have arrived super fast----out of nowhere as it were!!!!The Mumbai weather is beautiful----soft Rain---torrential Downpour---Drizzles----all these are so beautiful to experience!!!!I ... Read more
When "The Master" Irons!!!!
Sunday, August 01, 2010      7 comments

Our family as a whole loves Clothes----the bursting Closets bear testimony of that-----but Sudhir also loves to iron Clothes---even those already ironed and stowed in the Closet!!!His passion for this is so strong that he has persevered to famil... Read more
"That Lungi,Maa????"
Friday, July 30, 2010      4 comments

In India we have rich Variety of Traditional Wear of which the "Lungi" is one.It is a 4 metre length of Cloth---Cotton or Silk and very popular in the Southern States of India----used mainly by Men.There are different types of it---White or Cre... Read more

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