Christmas Tree #ThursdayTreeLove

Christmas is over but the trees are still up. I love visiting hotels at this time of the year to see them beautifully decorated . This tree standing majestically in the Taj Mahal Intercontinental Lobby captures the magic of Christmas. The lobby however always reminds me of the horrific terror attack on my beloved city… Read More Christmas Tree #ThursdayTreeLove


Saying goodbye to Lord Ganesha #MyFriendAlexa

Today it is 10 days since we welcomed the elephant headed God Lord Ganesh into our homes. The tradition of a community Ganesh celebration began 125 years ago when Bal Gangadhar Tilak began this practice to enable people to get together and spread the message of freedom from colonial rule. Today Keshavji Naik Chawl where… Read More Saying goodbye to Lord Ganesha #MyFriendAlexa


When Santa Had a Close Shave

Reunions and Nostalgia On the 19th of December our class got together for our 40th reunion. Of course this didn’t mean that it was the 40th meeting since we graduated from high school but it was 40 years since we had finished school. We had our first reunion 25 years  after leaving school and I… Read More When Santa Had a Close Shave


A tea party for Ganpati

Today we were invited to a tea party – a party with a difference. Unlike an English Tea party, this one had a distinctly Indian touch with the main purpose being to pay our respects to the Ganpati Wow Dinga’s family brought home every year for his ten day sojourn in their house. Tea parties,… Read More A tea party for Ganpati


A Christmas Story

Christmas is one of those festivals with a universal appeal and  with all the hype of decorations and Santas in shops, children love the idea of getting presents from “Santa” when they wake up in the morning. When the girls were little they would wake up as early as 6 am and eagerly open the… Read More A Christmas Story