Month: August 2014

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Celebrating Ganesh

Long before it became environmentally fashionable, I’ve been celebrating the festival of Ganpati with my tiny silver idol. It all started with the aim of introducing my children to some of our traditions which tend to get lost in the day to day course of living. Initially we used to keep out the idol for …

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A dear friend

Hello darkness my old friend, It’s been a long time since last we met When you came knocking at my gate To let you in , so desperate To see me. At one time you were a regular soul mate who understood my every mood my angst, my grief , my anxiety. You were the …

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Finding the perfect gift for the perfect man

Finding the perfect gift for any one is always a brain teaser particularly if the person you are buying the gift for is a very simple man. Frankly there is no such thing as a simple man and you’d be the fool for believing him when he tells you he’s a simply guy; but this …

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Hindu men can have two wives????

One wife or two? Many  years ago when my girls were little, they felt sorry for me doing the daily chores which all housewives have to do. In fact they felt specially sorry on days the domestic help used to vanish and I had even less time to spare for them or if I did, …

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Law makers as law breakers

Waiting at a traffic light this afternoon I found myself behind this number plate. This is not the first time I’ve seen a number plate that so blatantly flouts RTO rules that apply to mere mortals. Needless to say the other perp was also a political party who obviously thought that politicians are above the …

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Private India – When murder strikes in Mumbai

Dr. Kanya Jaiyen, a reconstructive plastic surgeon from Bangkok is found dead in the bathroom of a five star hotel in South Bombay. Less than 24 hours later, Bhavna Choksi, a young journalist of little consequence is found dead in her own Thane apartment. Are these just random occurrences or is there a common thread …