Coffee on a grey Thursday afternoon in June

Today is a wet, grey Thursday : perfect for a cup of coffee, biscuits and  gossip.

So get your cup of coffee while I share MY month of June with you.

If we were having coffee today,  I’d tell you how grateful I am for the rains that have been lashing my city. Yes, they have been torrential and disruptive- pulling down trees and making roads cave in. But they’ve also brought down the temperatures and made the city bearable once more.

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you about my adventure with my Ferragamo scarf and the OLA ride share .I went to the ‘burbs to interview Upasana Makati, a young achiever. My young colleague who normally takes the train deferred to my age and opted for a cab. And I, in deference to the sensibilities of  youth, dressed up in my wedge heels and Ferragamo scarf .

Everything went well till the ride home . The  OLA rideshare became complicated. It turned into ride via the back roads of Bombay (to suit the destination of the other passenger).

As the distance from my home became larger, I decided to take another cab. I jumped off seeing a row of cabs and confidently walked to one . The cab driver rolled down his window.  He muttered in a paan chewing drawl that he was in the CNG queue!

Not to be daunted I carried on till I got a cab which turned out to be a mile and a half later! So it was that a finally smartly dressed me had to totter in my heels  on a sultry Wednesday afternoon in the busiest and most crowded part of Mumbai while my Ferragamo scarf became sweatier with every step.

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you about the wonderful bloggers I met. For a long  time wanted to meet Mumbai base bloggers. Read all about this in my #FlavoursomeTuesdays post coming up on 3rd July.

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you about the stormy conversations I that made me depressed and despondent. They infact exacerbated the feeling triggered by news of two celebrity deaths . But I’ll also tell you how sharing my thoughts with my friends on Write Tribe helped clear my head. Talking about depression always makes things better.

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you how I spent a lovely evening meeting Sheela Reddy, author of the book ‘ Mr & Mrs Jinnah.‘ It spurred me to read a book that gives a very different view of modern Indian history.

I’d also tell you that I read yet another captivating book ‘The Garden of Evening Mists ‘ by Malaysian author Tan Twan Eng. This book beautifully captures the halcyon days of modern Malaysian history, the art of making a Japanese garden and horimono.

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that I took the first step forward in fixing my blog and shifted my blog and domain hosting provider to SiteGround. I’d like to thank Shalz for this help and all you other bloggers for your helpful tips on blog and domain host providers.

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that the month of June was good. It flew by in a flurry of activity .

How was your month?

See you next month.


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Author: Bellybytes

Proud Mumbai gal who always sees the humour in life. The mum who made banana fritters when all the other mums made cupcakes.

2 Comments on “Coffee on a grey Thursday afternoon in June

  1. Thanks for the “gup shup” over the coffee Sunita.
    The wedged heels and the Ferragamo scarf must have had a sigh of relief once you hopped on to the cab after a mile long walk! I have only once tried Ola share. It definitely not my cup of tea either. June was on speedy track for me as well.

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