Category: LIFESTYLE

Very simply put, LIFESTYLE is a way of living . It  is determined by your geographical location. It is also defined by your ethnic background. It is shaped by your cultural leanings and your educational qualifications . Mine is determined by the city of Mumbai, which has been home to me for over 4 decades now. It is shaped by my family and is influenced by my education and cultural background. So what’s so different about the way I live? The lifestyle of every home maker is different with each day bringing  unique challenges . Sometimes my life runs smoothly, while at times it is a circus.  Thankfully ,I have a laid-back attitude to life and can see the humour in most things.

Festivals and celebrations, LIFESTYLE

Navigating the Gift Giving Challenge: Gift for a 100 year old

This post first appeared as http://mumbaionahigh.com/2009/06/a-hundred-winters-passing-by.html The Gift Giving Challenge With the Festive Season coming upon us, buying a gift is a major task many of us face. Diwali, especially that has special days for special people, buying gift can be a challenge. You need to buy a special gift for your sibling, a special gift for …

LIFESTYLE, Opinions

My View, Their View : A generational difference #MondayMusings

I always imagined myself to be a cool mom. I also thought I was a cool granny. But just this weekend, this illusion was rudely shattered. On Saturday evening I went to see a movie that is playing for the second week in Mumbai’s cinemas. This, in itself is a rarity for English movies rarely …

Contest, Travel

Fly me to the Moon #TheBlindList #SayYesToTheWorld

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Fly me to the moon croons Hubby Dear à la  Frank Sinatra in his golden voice but I’m not waiting in line for a space trip organised by Elon Musk, Richard Branson  or even Jeff Bezos, the millionaires who promise to expand the frontieres of travel.  For me,  a simple ticket to places yet unknown (to …

LIFESTYLE

Reliving memories #FridayReflections

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We’ve now entered the last quarter of the year and somehow this has made me more reflective. What has made this year different from the rest ? For starters, this is the year most of my class mates have turned or will turn 60. Funnily all of us still think we’re young. That is till …

Mumbai Diary, Photos

My skies this week #SkywatchFriday

Driving down to Pune on Thursday I was disturbed to see my city shrouded in smog . But later on down the highway, I actually saw the mist rising from the ground. This is very strange at this time of the day ( 8.30 am) at this time of the year ( October) and in …