Monthly Archive: April 2014


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...


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

This review is a part of the biggest <a href=”” target=”_blank”> Book Review Program </a> for <a href=”” target=”_blank”>Indian Bloggers.</a> Participate now to get free books! Meet  Amit Pratap Rathore, a barely  5 foot something...



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...


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...


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...

Congress Grass – Time to be weeded out 0

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...


From National Circus to Family Feud

For many years I wondered why the Congress party kept its fellow Indians in the Dark Ages with a complete lack of transparency and secrecy shrouding the only Indian family in this populous country...

A bookshelf is like an MRI 1

A bookshelf is like an MRI

Your face my lord, is like a book, wherein men may read strange matters   These words spoken by Lady Macbeth to her husband, if I recollect from my slowly fading schoolgirl memory, can...

The accident 0

The accident

Write about your strongest memory of heart-pounding belly-twisting nervousness: what caused the adrenaline? Was it justified? How did you respond? Time they say is a great healer and we are biologically programmed to forget...


Beauty in a Jar – in search of the perfect anti aging formula

So finally the house is limping back to normal. Limping because the work is not yet done but with only a little bit left to get finished, we are more or less back to...

To vote or not to vote 1

To vote or not to vote

On Sunday evening the residents’ associations of Altamount road, Carmichael road, Peddar road and Napean Sea Road had organised a meeting to meet with the candidates standing from our constituency. Surprisingly enough it was...


Stop work

I just can’t take this any more. The weather is getting hot a real sultry humid Mumbai hot when you can’t make it whether the moisture on your face is the humidity or your...


Evolution of Bollywood Music – Penn Masala

A friend of mine sent me this delightful link which I thought deserved to be shared with everyone!

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