Monthly Archive: May 2012

Another photo on the wall 0

Another photo on the wall

Several years ago hubby dear and I were visiting Chennai and staying with a dear family friend. Aunty S lived on the first floor of a small little house near T Nagar. As we...

Closed for Business 0

Closed for Business

Today the streets are eerily emptyNot a taxi or bus to be seen.Today is quieter than a normal Sunday.A day of complete enforced rest.Today is a day of rest. Forced rest because the Goons-that-be decided...

Waking up 0

Waking up

I don’t know why but this morning the first line of a hymn sung back in School Assembly kept running through my mind : New every morning is the loveOur wakening and uprising proveThrough...

The last boat to Alibag 0

The last boat to Alibag

Alibag: the ritzy destination With everyone who is anyone in Bombay having a second home at Alibag, it has become almost de rigeur for anyone who wants to be someone to have a house...

Shopping in Mutton Street – Mumbai’s flea market or Chor Bazaar. 3

Shopping in Mutton Street – Mumbai’s flea market or Chor Bazaar.

 To market to market There was a time in my life when Anna Shetty gave piano lessons to two Korean children. While the children learnt music, their mother Nam Ju, brushed up her conversational...

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel : a look into the future 0

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel : a look into the future

With limited movie options, my movie gang decided on “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” playing in town these days. Used to seeing India portrayed in very poor light by foreign film makers, I was...

Your Money or Your Life 0

Your Money or Your Life

Little do we know that mobile companies have been asking the citizens of Mumbai  to choose between their  money or their lives. And instead of  holding the gun, we are being terrorized by Mobile towers . This morning...

Shopping for a trousseau 0

Shopping for a trousseau

Who shops for a trousseau these days? Trousseau shopping is getting as unfashionable as  marriage these days. Young people openly flaunt their relationships smack in their parents’ faces. They  care two hoots about approval...

Why book a TABcab? Why book a MERU? 0

Why book a TABcab? Why book a MERU?

Why book a TABcab?Why book a MERU? Why book a Cool Cab? when you can drive down to the airport yourself? Everyday life’s are reinforced. Yesterday I learnt three lessons : 1) People always...

Blooms against a Mumbai Sky 3

Blooms against a Mumbai Sky

With Mumbai taking on the mantle of being a concrete jungle, you will be surprised to see that we do have trees and yes, the do bloom from time to time. At one time,...

Ganpati calling? 0

Ganpati calling?

Temple visits these days are far too complicated. When I tell people how incredibly simple it was to just go to Tirupathi or Siddhivinayak or Mahalaxmi only 30 years ago, they just can’t believe...

Do not waste time missing me 0

Do not waste time missing me

Do not waste time missing meJust get on with your day You took each step knowinglyWell thought out and willingly. Each moment lost in pointless thoughtIn memoriesIn regretsIn what could have beensIn what should...

I hate Mother’s Day 0

I hate Mother’s Day

Yesterday evening while walking down Marine Drive I saw groups of young people with green and white balloons and a banner that said Happy Mothers Day. Since I feel Mothers Day is total hype...

May Magic Mumbai 0

May Magic Mumbai

People often feel that the best time to visit my city is in December when the weather is cooler. That may be for all the snowbirds who want to sun themselves in hotter climes...

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