Month: July 2012

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Virtually in your lonely world

Like many people of my generation technology is something that has gone beyond the automatic pop up toaster and the remote controlled television to something quite unimaginable. At the click of a switch or a touch of a button you can access the information of anyone at the other end of the world. With Facebook, …

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Planning a holiday

One of the joys of planning a holiday is actually planning. With so much information readily available on the net, browsing through sites for hotels and planning itineraries is so much fun. I also takes a lot of time and I when I finally visit a place, it’s often a sense of deja vu. Choose …

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Life Beyond Cancer

Dr. A and Dr. P were both eminent oncologists of Mumbai. Dr. P is still an oncologist but unfortunately Dr. A is no longer there. In fact I just returned from a brief prayer meeting at the hospital where he breathed his last. Dr. A and Dr. P were doctors whose interest went beyond the …

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It really needs a Man to get a House into Shape

For fear of offending feminists and fellow women, I am afraid today I have come to the conclusion that all it really needs to get a house into shape is a MAN. Unbelievable but true. Most days I am at home around lunch time and most days the  menu is decided by the men in …

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Tastes of the Past

I suppose it is only natural that your cooking repertoire changes as does your age. I remember when I first got married, I would try and stick to the simple recipes and found Tarla Dalal’s  “Joys of Vegetarian Cooking” almost indispensable.Even though my father terms this culinary tradition as most pedestrian and terms it the Cheese …

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What really makes you lose weight ?

The Battle of Losing Weight. Today after several decades of trying, I’ve finally accepted the fact that I’ve lost the Battle of the Bulge. I have tried starving. I have tried exercise. But nothing seems to work. The other day, browsing at Crosswords I came across several books on losing weight. Unlike the books in …