Monthly Archive: June 2014

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Simple Ways to Beat Stress

Surface tension (Photo credit: jjn1) stress strɛs/ noun 1. pressure or tension exerted on a material object. “the distribution of stress is uniform across the bar” synonyms: pressure, tension, strain, tightness, tautness; More 2. a state of mental or...

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Tying the knot

Mothers and daughters have always had difficult relationships and no more is this tested than at the wedding of a daughter. Once upon a time weddings in India were held in the summer when...

Chef – Pathetic attempt at comedy. 1

Chef – Pathetic attempt at comedy.

Yesterday was one of those days when all three of us were free. While Kay wanted to go shopping to the wholesale cloth market, Jo wanted to do something cooler and less tiring so...

Finally its gone into PRINT 0

Finally its gone into PRINT

My cook book’s been so long in the making that honestly I began to think it would be published posthumously. I’m not joking because when I first submitted it to the publishers it was...

Walking down Marine Drive 0

Walking down Marine Drive

Netaji Subhash Road or Marine Drive is undoubtedly the most beautiful stretch of road that symbolises Bombay – yes Bombay , the city now known as Mumbai. Bombay was a city of promise ,...

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The perfect Sunday

Don’t  have a plan. Let the day unfold. Slowly, one moment at a time Stay a bed longer, stretch, twist and curl Cuddle your pillow a few seconds longer Before you get out of...

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Thank God It’s raining.

Heat rising,face burning, hair frizzing, sweat dripping, Clothes sticking, tempers fraying, Icecream dripping, chocolate melting Clouds forming in a bright blue sky. Wind blowing, hot and searing, Eyes stinging in the blazing sun. Sea...

Attack! Attack! Attack! 0

Attack! Attack! Attack!

It’s five before midnight and I’m waiting for the alarm to ring. It was  a rough day. Anna Shetty was in  her usual morning rush  as she passed on Wow Dinga to me,  yelling...

A taxi at your finger tips 0

A taxi at your finger tips

–  Or how to avoid being waved off by a taxi In the good old days, getting a taxi was easy. At least in the city of Mumbai, all you had to do was...

Is a mango just a mango? 0

Is a mango just a mango?

To many people a mango is just a mango – a fruit that comes in summer and vanishes when it ends. But is a mango just a mango? Of course there are some for...

Stationary stationery 0

Stationary stationery

“Gosh !  How I hate that wretched computer,” said the pen to the paper.  ” I completely agree” squeaked the fountain pen. “At least you are used very now and then for indecipherable squiggles...

Finally my book is going into print 0

Finally my book is going into print

There are cookery books and cookery books and anyone who can fry an egg can claim to be a cook.  My first attempt at making a cup of tea for six of my father’s friends took all of...

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Yipee! My book is going into print

Yesterday morning when Armaity from Popular Prakashan called and said that the Business Development Manager Swapna Shinde wanted to meet me regarding my book I was wondering what it could be. My cookery book...

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Namaste Mumbai

Well it’s way past my bed time and I’m still wide awake waiting at the Arrivals at T2 or the new airport. In the good old days, the ride to Sahar generally ended like...

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