Month: April 2014

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Voting in South Mumbai

Voters of South Mumbai are notorious for their indifference towards the elections. Of course they voice their opinions vociferously at cocktail parties or social dos but apart from criticising, they do little else. I was pleasantly surprised to find that I wasn’t the first voter at our Polling Station and that there was quite a …

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Child of Misfortune – A detective novel that fails to thrill.

This review is a part of the biggest <a href=”http://blog.blogadda.com/2011/05/04/indian-bloggers-book-reviews” target=”_blank”> Book Review Program </a> for <a href=”http://www.blogadda.com” target=”_blank”>Indian Bloggers.</a> Participate now to get free books! Meet  Amit Pratap Rathore, a barely  5 foot something child of privilege who is known for not sitting for his Board exams, abandoning his quest of Mount Everest, giving up …

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HAPPY EARTH DAY

My dear Grandson Today is Earth Day. This reminds me of the first time this day was celebrated in Mumbai – way back in 1990. I remember taking your mother and her sister to Hanging Gardens where Mumbai was supposed to participate in a global movement to celebrate this day. We went walking which was …

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2 STATES – Enjoyable but too long

While Chetan Bhagat is no literary genius he is a great storyteller and definitely has a great sense of humour. He is also lucky his family hasn’t disowned him or objected to being bandied about in his book. I remember Gerald Durrell saying in his subsequent book after “My Family and Other Animals“, his sister …

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Ladies who tea

Birthday Leftovers (Photo credit: yvestown) Life completes a full circle. When we were little girls the only entertainment we were allowed to go to were birthday parties which were generally always tea parties. Of course we were never served tea but since we were out from 4-6, it was generally referred to as a tea …

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Congress Grass – Time to be weeded out

In the mid 60’s when my father was posted to Pune’s Military Hospital as a Dermatologist, he noticed that several of the patients had a funny kind of rash which they only developed when they were posted to Pune. On close examination and careful documentation, he established a link between the rash and a weed …