Month: August 2017

BLOG HOPS & CHALLENGES

When the tree grows taller than a skyscraper #ThursdayTreeLove

Once upon a time the trees used to dwarf the bungalows that dotted this area. Alas today the skyscrapers not only outnumber the trees but also tower over them . But life is all about perspective and it's strange how this tree seems to be of the same height as the newest skyscraper coming up …

BLOG HOPS & CHALLENGES

The sun is out ? #WordlessWednesday

After the horrendous deluge of Tuesday that left millions stranded and a city crippled, a tentative sun breaks out through the clouds . Will the city stay dry today? I'm joining Esha who is co-host with Anni at #WordlessWednesday.

BLOG HOPS & CHALLENGES, Festivals and celebrations

Mumbai skies#SkywatchFriday

This Friday marks the beginning of the 10 day Ganesh Festival.The practice of bringing home a clay Ganesh was begun by Bal Gangadhar Tilak, an early freedom fighter in India's struggle for Independence. The idea was to get people together to foster nationalism and community. Most of the home help have gone to their homes …

Festivals and celebrations, LIFESTYLE

Getting ready for Ganpati

Bal Gangadhar Tilak started the tradition of bringing home an idol of Lord Ganesh or Ganpati for a ten day festival. The idea was to foster a sense of community and nationalism with skits, bhajans and motivational and spiritual discourse . Today the celebrations have changed with political sponsorship and Bollywood colouring the idea of …

BLOG HOPS & CHALLENGES

Cleanliness is next to Godliness #WATWB 6

While peeing and defecating in public doesn’t seem to bother our citizens, talking about waste and waste management in particular is  ‘unseemly’.  Bidding goodbye to propriety and seemliness, our Prime Minister brought this topic right out into the open in his first ever Independence Day Speech as PM. Since then, Mr. Narendra Modi’s call for …