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Prayers on Monday

Yesterday evening while strolling through the bazaar, I came upon a very unusual spiny green fruit. This is supposedly Lord Shiva’s favourite and offered in his worship along with the leaves of the Bel tree. Monday is Lord Shiva’s day and is of special importance in this holy month of Shravan. I couldn’t resist buying …

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On a street corner…………..

At GAMDEVI : As early as 9.30 in the morning, this street corner is bustling with activity. The paan vendor peeking from behind the rows of pouched tobacco, is getting ready for business , washing the leaves in a pot of clean water, the supari ( betel nut) neatly chopped up, the boxes of gulkand( …

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Farewell, two beautiful legends

Shikakai Yesterday was one crazy day which had me going from one end of Mumbai to the next. Since I had lots of distance to cover both physically and metaphorically, I took the much maligned Sea Link Bridge yet once again. Thankfully, I did not re-live my previous experience and managed to achieve the much …

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Le NO MORE computer woes

Last week daughter no1 was getting a strange message on her Lenovo Laptop. Strange because this lap top is not even a year old. Strange because this laptop was purchased in America . Strange because it meant that the battery was effectively dead. So after checking up with the IBM office in Mumbai, she figured …

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A perfect Sunday

For a long time now Anna Shetty and I wanted to go to the famous Shiro Sunday Brunch. Finally, this Sunday seemed to be the day when the stars were aligned just right because the whole family was free to go out and eat. Not knowing how crowded the place would be, we made a …