Month: October 2012

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Halloween all year round

 I remember those childhood days when our parents used to entertain almost every other night. In those days it was very fashionable to socialise and a person’s career often depended on his social skills and those of his wife. I remember it was almost mandatory to get your Boss’ approval before getting married and many …

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English Vinglish – a breath of fresh air.

I must be among the last people in Mumbai to see “English Vinglish” a delightful Hindi movie which I could very well identify with! This was largely because my regular movie pal was traveling abroad and then caught up with the film festival in Mumbai which just got over last week. Since this movie is …

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How to Insure your Car in Mumbai

Premier Padmini (Photo credit: Wikipedia) In today’s day and age when everybody has a car getting it insured seems like child’s play. I mean how difficult can it be? When you buy a car, the insurance agent is already waiting with a pen for you to sign the dotted line even before you drive off …

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Murderous nanny

After a long time I’m actually staying at home this morning. Of course I am not doing anything much which often leaves people conjuring images of me swinging from a fan like an Orang Utan or lounging on a deck chair like Cleopatra being fed grapes by my willing slave. Alas! No such luck. I …

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When Truth becomes stranger than Fiction

I first read George Orwell‘s futuristic novel “Nineteen Eighty Four” when I was all of fourteen. At that age, 1984 seemed as far away as his idea that Big Brother was watching. I honestly thought that the world would end in 1999 ( when I was 14) and couldn’t bring myself to say 2000 or even …

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Lady in waiting

Well I’m back to playing my favourite game – being the lady in waiting. This time I’m waiting for my guests to arrive – guests who are not guests because they are actually family. What started out as just a family dinner has turned out to be a real family dinner with Hubby dear and …