Month: December 2015

LIFESTYLE, Opinions

Thank you World#GratitudeCircle

Today is the last day of 2015. I don’t know why today should be different from any other day because the sun will still rise in the East and set in the   West.  While returning home last night, daughter no 1 remembers Y2K and all the hype that went with it. She asked if …

LIFESTYLE, Opinions

Looking back, looking forward#woty

This is my favourite time of the year when people make lists of the good and bad things that happened throughout the year, take stock of achievements and goals and redefine their tasks for the year ahead . So what are my achievements in 2015? Expanding my family tree:Undoubtedly the increase of my tribe by …

Opinions

3 reasons not to see #BajiraoMastani

  Hindi movie aficionados will probably pillory me for criticising the  Bollywood blockbuster #BajiraoMastani but unfortunately, I am one of the few who isn’t gaga over this film that released just last Friday. Making love stories isn’t easy. Like a soufflé, it has to be whisked just the right amount so that it remains a …

Festivals and celebrations

Why is Santa blue? 

   I was walking through the mall at Phoenix Mills and was surprised to find it looking quite empty. I wondered what happened to all the festive cheer that was being flaunted all over Singapore as early as last month?  There was no Christmas music and even the Christmas Tree inside Palladium was a white …

Opinions, Travel

From a rickshaw in Pune#MondayMusings

Returning home in a rickshaw this morning, I was saddened by the run down, higgeldypiggeldy piggeldy mess my hometown has become. I was born in Poona in the days when it was known as Poona. The  days when it was a gracious city , a centre of learning and culture , known for its students …

LIFESTYLE, Mumbai Diary

Last few skies of the year

Somehow as the year draws to a close, I begin to tick off all the things that I have achieved or should have achieved. It has been quite a whirlwind this year with two more grandchildren joining our fold. This increase was also reflected in our middles and bottom lines which seemed to be the …