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Mumbai Skeletons.

Walking down the streets of Fort, I was amazed to see a skeleton looking out at me. On closer look, I found not one but two skeletons hanging at the window of HELP a library dedicated to medical literature. Apparently this library is meant to help lay people find out information about diseases or health …

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Ladies’ Lace with grateful thanks

Lace place mats flutter on my wash line Clean and white, They faintly smell of cardamom and clove. For several years they lay beneath the pile of Sarees in a cupboard. A hundred years ago or may be more Some nuns from Belgium far away Taught their craft To poor ladies from South India. These …

FOOD, Restaurant

Pani Puri at Elco Arcade

Last week when the ladies met for lunch at “Jewel of India”, the conversation was naturally food-centric.While we gorged on the starters of stuffed paneer kulchas (sinfully good and must be eaten at least once in a lifetime ), pani puri, stuffed baby dosas, cauliflower pakoda chaat( very unusual) and were marvelling at this unexpected …

Opinions

Delhi 6

Since our last Sunday’s program was nixed thanks to poor planning. (We wanted to see Tom Cruise in Valkyrie but it seems that the whole of Mumbai had a similar idea which is why when we went to Sterling for the afternoon show, it was all sold out), I made sure that this Sunday’s movie …

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Orissawala Manoj

There is something to be said about watching a carpenter at work : hearing the tap tap of a hammer, the swish of the wood plane leaving curly shavings in its wake, the dust cloud of a sanded board and the sweet smell of adhesive as the veneer clings on to the wood : it …