Month: April 2012

Mumbai Diary

The Convenient Local Convenience Store

The convenience of the Local Store I was most upset when my local baniya decided to close shop. Looking at him, one would hardly imagine that he’d retire but he said he’d had enough. With erratic and unreliable staff, rising costs and reduced credit by the suppliers, keeping a store open was not feasible anymore. …

Mumbai Diary

A Mall for all Seasons – to shop for no reason

I used to think Shopping Therapy was meant for  bimbos and was a complete waste of time. That was till last year when I had a blast shopping for Anna Shetty’s December wedding. I have a pet theory that girls who have a trousseau planned since the day they are born either get married very late or …

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Flip flop over FITFLOPS

Last week Fee, my friend from Zurich came home for her annual visit. Since both of us can do without the extra calories, we decided to limit our interaction to walking and talking rather than wining and dining. So we met at the club to walk our way to fitness. While I was well kitted …

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Evolution of the tennis shoe

What happened to the tennis shoeI used to wear in schoolIn  simple, plain , white canvaswith soles so paper thin. They’ve morphed into an industryfor different kinds of sport,for biking, walking, trekking, cross training and hitch hiking.For tennis, gymming, runningand simply just for wearing.Non marking shoes for indoor courtsAnd sturdy ones for out door sports They’re sneakers, trainers, high …

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Life is just a photograph.

Life is just a photograph. You reached out with your little hand And kept it warm in mine You stared at me with big wide eyes in blind faith and trust       Your curly hair Your fatty feet Your dimpled chin And cupid lips; I close my eyes And see them all Afresh, alive, before me.                   …

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A rose by any other name

BESPOKE : According to the Thesaurus which I can refer to at the click of a button on my computer, this word means modified, tailored, adapted, made to order,personalised,  custom made. What’s in a name ? the bard asked. Well, it would seem , there’s a lot ! When I was young, the buzz word …