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Friday night is curry night

Why does life offer you peaches when you want plums? Last night daughter no1. wanted to have fish curry hence the goopy looking stuff in the photo. I have always associated fish curry with hot summer afternoons, or lazy Sundays in months with an R having heard the advice that “R” less months are fishless …

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Warm Yeast Rising : Brun Pao Maska at Yazdani Bakery

Going off the main road and into the side lanes of Mumbai’s Fort district, one often stumbles upon hidden gems like Yazdani Bakery, one of the oldest Irani Bakeries in Mumbai.As the sign proclaims, it has been open since 1951 and on my radar for the past 15 years . Even though Mumbai is not …

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Grey Mumbai

With the rain pelting heavily the last few days, life in Mumbai has been really chaotic especially for those on the road. Yesterday I had to actually make a detour on my way to Parel and eventually abandon my trip because the water just got deeper and deeper as I made my way to Saat …

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When Vishnu goes to sleep

Today is the first day of Lord Vishnu’s holiday – a four month long break where he leaves us to fend for ourselves. Many Hindu women observe some kind of penance during this time and devote extra time for prayer to protect their families from harm. In Maharashtra this day is celebrated as Ashadhi Ekadashi …

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On a rainy night close to midnight

After a delightful evening spent in the company of visiting cousins, daughter no.1 decided we should take the newest way home: the BWSL ( Bandra Worli Sea Link) or the WBSL ( Worli Bandra Sea Link) or the RGS ( Rajeev Gandhi Setu) or the VS ( Veer Sawarkar) Bridge or just simply THE BRIDGE …