Monthly Archive: September 2013

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Spit and Polish

It all began like this : Ever since we bade farewell to Ganpati, we welcomed six strange men into our home. We called them home to fix the lock. We had to fix the...

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Sweet revenge

“And before I knew it, I had hit ‘Send’.” There was a brief nod before Doctor Shah said , “Young man, you’d better start from the beginning.” And it all just began to pour...

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Ganesha Celebrations – Then and Now

A 121 year old tradition a 121 year old tradition Lord Ganesh, Remover of all Obstacles  and Purveyor of Happiness has been worshipped by Hindus at the start of every “Pooja” or prayer service...

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Personally shopping

There are four kinds of shoppers : The compulsive shopper  The reluctant shopper The practical shopper The online shopper My mother is a compulsive shopper. Much like Alice in Wonderland, she imagines every article...

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Vaccinations and Informed consent

(Photo credit: Wikipedia It’s all so long ago that I can’t quite remember whether it was on the last day before school closed for the Summer or if it was on the first day...

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Shuddh Desi Romance – Not even remotely funny

Shudh Desi Romance is – Pure garbage – Pure nonsense – Pure waste of time Raghuram Sitaram as true blue as Jaipur Pottery is an itinerant tourist guide in the Pink City. He is...

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Bhaji Gully

Yesterday I was walking through Bhaji Gully when it suddenly struck me how wonderful it was to walk through a space that was so alive. Every day there is something new that is happening...

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Welcoming Lord Ganesh

                                                          Somethings are just meant to...

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Touch Me Not

“Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport”, the air hostess’ voice crackled over the PA system and Erasmus Otiende shifted impatiently in his seat. He was a large man and the...

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Last clouds in a monsoon sky

At Sunset Sunny skies are back in my beloved city which is going to welcome Lord Ganesha next Monday. Our Mumbai skies are generally blue, so blue and bright that they look almost white....

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