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

The Dawning of a New Diwali #MondayMusings

  The dawning of a new Diwali   The house is in darkness as is the rest of the city. It is the second day of Diwali but for me and my family it is like any other Monday. Our weekend was busy with comings and goings : Hubby Dear came back and Ms. Papaya …

LIFESTYLE, Opinions

Condolence call

To condole or not to condole My father always said that there are two events that a person must never miss : a person’s wedding and a person’s funeral. I’ve always been socially awkward at both especially since, in my opinion,  more often than not, one knows either the person who is getting married or …

LIFESTYLE

A lot to be thankful for this October #Gratitude Post

I don’t know if it is coincidence or if it is real but ever since I began counting my blessings, they have begun to multiply. Today I walked out of nursery school having stood in for Anna Shetty and Daughter No. 1. as both mothers were busy. I was only too glad to hear the …

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

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 …