FOOD, Restaurants

Ladies who Lunch – Review of SOAM

SOAM, the fast food place right across the Babulnath Temple is supposedly a competitor to the iconic Swati that all NRIs flock to come December. But this is decidedly unfair because while the concept remains same, the ambience and food is quite different. Unlike the clean minimalistic grey of Swati, SOAM has some colour with …

Mumbai Diary

Sunday evening at the Gateway of India

Obviously , a walk along the Gateway of India seems to be the best way of spending a Sunday evening especially on a hot summer day. Our idea of a leisurely stroll around the area was shattered as we found ourselves swimming among a tide of people. Adding to the melee, were the street vendors …

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Summer in a Bottle

When clouds of grey stare back at youWhen the sky once blueand the summer seabegin to turn a murky brown,when the rivulets of sweatSliding down your back drive you nuts,And the fan turns air that’s still.That’s when you knowIt is time for summer to be bottled upInto jars of jams and pickles. Last week the …

Mumbai Diary

If its Tuesday it must be Causeway

With nothing really planned for Tuesday we decided to loaf on Colaba Causeway. But before we embarked on our hedonistic mission, we made a quick trip to the temple at Mahalaxmi.Unfortunately because of the terror threats, pilgrims are expected to leave their footwear a hundred feet before the steps to the temple ( with the …

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Fools for the Gods

A few years’ ago, I overheard two little girls in the garden talking about plucking the flowers. Our garden with its lush green lawns, well trimmed flower beds with large tempting Cannas, brilliant coloured petunias tumbling out of their pots, large irresistible blossoms of Moussanda and sweet smelling roses, and the the low hanging Frangipani …