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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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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Celebrating Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day I don’t celebrate the Fourth of July, I don’t celebrate Hallow’een I don’t celebrate Ground Hog Day Nor do I celebrate Labor Day, Memorial Day or George Washington’s Birthday. Actually I don’t even celebrate Mother’s Day Since that’s not my mother’s birthday. However since this is Anna Shetty’s first Mother’s Day, I …