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Month: June 2012

Vishnu’s gone on holiday yet again!

Vishnu’s gone on holiday yet again!

So it’s holiday time for Lord Vishnu yet again and as usual we will be celebrating this day by eating specially prepared “fast food”. Bayda, the bai has already kept the saboodana soaking overnight , roasted and pounded the peanuts and I look forward to some simply yummy saboodana khichadi today. This year His holiday is going to be longer because our Hindu calendar has an extra month – this time it is an extra Bhadrapad. Since the Ganesh festival is celebrated…

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A different Mumbai Sky

A different Mumbai Sky

Yesterday my sky was dark and gloomy when I woke up in the morning. This was quite a dampner as I had planned a day out at the Sanjay Gandhi National Park. With family visiting from the US, I had decided to take the kids out to see something which even I had never seen. I had got up in the morning and made a whole heap of sandwiches and some fish patties to accompany the brownies I had made…

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Preserving a mother’s legacy

Preserving a mother’s legacy

Ro, one of Hubby dear’s dearest friends called up early this morning with the news that she was going “Gara” shopping.” Hey, I’m going to Naju Daver’s this evening, would you like to come?” I immediately said yes because this was literally an opportunity of a lifetime. Naju Davar is famous for  reviving the  hand embroidered sari or Gara as it is known among the Parsi community that wears them. The Parsis are Zoroastrians who fled from Persia to escape…

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The logic of Life

The logic of Life

Introduction to Logic I can never forget that first day of college when I heard the term LOGIC. What was used so freely by us – namely in describing people like  XYZ who were so illogical took on a completely new meaning-  especially when delivered as a lecture by stern Prof . Swaminathan in his deep sonorous voice and perfect English diction. As 17 year olds appearing for our Intermediate Arts examination, all of us tried to look suitably intelligent…

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Fashion and the World Economy

Fashion and the World Economy

A passion for fashion A few years ago I was asked to show a young lady from Harvard Business School the sights of my city. This girl who looked more like a Fashion Major rather than a Business Executive was formerly employed in a luxury fashion house and her haute couture look belied her hard headed nose for money. Since fashion was her passion, I tailored my tour around her interests and took her to Mangaldas Market my all time…

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