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Marching to a different drummer

This morning my friend Nilu was most excited about the new trip she is organising……………..Felix Mendelssohn who is most famous for the Wedding March that we hear played in every Hollywood movie wedding is being feted for his 200th Birth Anniversary. So she is organising a 10 day trip for all music lovers to visit …

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The Kala Ghoda and the (not so) Fair

Ever since 1965, Kala Ghoda has ceased to be Kala Ghoda in all but name. Poor Edward VIIth remains astride his horse amongst all the other quadrupeds in Mumbai’s Zoo ( which I might add is another miserable sight a Mumbai visitor can do without! The last time I took my visitor there, HE was …

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Wadas, Dossas and steaming hot coffe

Some traditions have the strangest beginnings. Our monthly trip to Mysore cafe actually began with a plot of land situated 200 yards behind this funny looking tree. It is actually a toddy palm growing out of a mango tree which would make it a Mango Palm . This small piece of land is more trouble …

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Slumdog MIllionaire

Last week I was told that my review of “Exotica” at Pune which featured on http://www.burrp.com won the best review of the week. This entitled me to free movie tickets worth Rs. 500. So when Daughter No.2 came home, I decided to redeem the coupon.Since the only movie playing in town at the moment worth …

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Mumbai Marathon 2009

Unlike the previous years, this year’s Marathon was not run in the cool winter of Mumbai. With the terror of the Mumbai attacks still fresh in our minds, it was amazing though, that people came out in large numbers to run for fun, run for a cause and of course run for the prize money. …