LIFESTYLE, Mumbai Diary

Z is for zhanzha that tinkle when clanged #a to z challenge

What on earth is a zhanzha? I admit that this was the toughest one of them all. With very few objects beginning with Z (apart from zipper), there aren’t too many things to write about. So I tweaked this one a bit and came up with Z for Zhanzha which is the Marathi word to… Read More Z is for zhanzha that tinkle when clanged #a to z challenge

LIFESTYLE, Mumbai Diary

Three little yellow ducks all in a row # atoz challenge

Yellow Ducks in a row Three little yellow ducks made of plastic are hardly the items one would expect as part of the bathroom decor of a household whose median age is 65. But these yellow ducks perched on the basin are part of my grandchildren’s bathing paraphernalia. It gives me tremendous joy to see… Read More Three little yellow ducks all in a row # atoz challenge

LIFESTYLE, Mumbai Diary

Xmas wreaths add to Christmas cheer # atoz challenge

  My first acquaintance with a wreath was rather morbid :  I was in Class 7 and our class teacher assigned me with the task of taking a wreath to the home of a classmate who had lost her father, on behalf of the entire class. The job itself filled me with dread and I… Read More Xmas wreaths add to Christmas cheer # atoz challenge

A to Z Challenge 2016

Do you need to buy a watch winder? # a to z challenge

Today is W for Watchwinder Do visit the A to Z Challenge posts on Facebook.  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ What on earth is a watch winder? Well, A watch winder is a device which holds a watch (or often more than one) and moves it in a circular patterns to emulate the necessary parts of human motion to operate… Read More Do you need to buy a watch winder? # a to z challenge

A to Z Challenge 2016

Why is this vase hidden in a bookshelf? #a to z challenge

Today I talk about a very ordinary vase with an extraordinary past. Do visit the A to Z Challenge posts on Facebook.  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ By now you must have figured that we are great collectors of stuff in our home : we collect souvenirs, mementos, items of value and just junk! One thing that has baffled me… Read More Why is this vase hidden in a bookshelf? #a to z challenge