Monthly Archive: December 2014

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Tulshi Baug – A glimpse into Pune of the Peshwas

“If it were anywhere else in the world, this would have been marketed as a great tourist attraction” This was the oft repeated refrain almost from my cousin from America as we wandered through...

P signs and Public toilets 0

P signs and Public toilets

While women have the G spot, men have the Pee spot , particularly older men who find it impossible to hold on especially when stuck in traffic. Waiting on Sandhurst bridge one afternoon I...

When Santa Had a Close Shave 0

When Santa Had a Close Shave

Reunions and Nostalgia On the 19th of December our class got together for our 40th reunion. Of course this didn’t mean that it was the 40th meeting since we graduated from high school but...

When 2+2=3 0

When 2+2=3

Well, if upon seeing this title you think I’m a dud at Maths, I won’t blame you. I have never really been good at maths and once I ran out of 10 fingers, I...

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The 4 L’s of Richard Branson – The Virgin Way

Product Details Paperback Publisher: Ebury Publishing (January 1, 2014) Language: English ISBN-10: 0753519887 ISBN-13: 978-0753519882 I haven’t had much time to read lately but it is luck or is it coincidence that the two books I’ve read back to...

My reflection smiled I didn’t 0

My reflection smiled I didn’t

I’ve been brought up on this adage and have conscientiously followed it. In fact I am known for my smile and everyone thinks I’m the original SMILEY because I find it hard not to...

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The courage to be free

“I’ve never had the courage to…” I am one of the lucky people in this world who’ve never really had to struggle for anything. At least that’s what most people think. But before I...

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A gloomy winter sky in Mumbai

After last week’s brilliant sunrises, I was terribly disappointed to find my Mumbai cast in a pall of grey smog. Without even the slightest chill, it’s gloomy and grey almost like a monsoon day....

No beard for this hubby 0

No beard for this hubby

Thomas Nast’s most famous drawing, “Merry Old Santa Claus”, from the January 1, 1881 edition of Harper’s Weekly.   (Photo credit: Wikipedia) The only bearded man I like is Santa Claus- partly because he is...

No food to say NO to. 0

No food to say NO to.

 (Photo credit: Wikipedia) How easy it is for us to say NO to food we don’t like because we’re simply too full or just not in the mood How easy it is  for us...

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