Month: April 2016

LIFESTYLE, Mumbai Diary

Z is for zhanzha that tinkle when clanged #a to z challenge

What on earth is a zhanzha? I admit that this was the toughest one of them all. With very few objects beginning with Z (apart from zipper), there aren’t too many things to write about. So I tweaked this one a bit and came up with Z for Zhanzha which is the Marathi word to …

LIFESTYLE, Mumbai Diary

Three little yellow ducks all in a row # atoz challenge

Yellow Ducks in a row Three little yellow ducks made of plastic are hardly the items one would expect as part of the bathroom decor of a household whose median age is 65. But these yellow ducks perched on the basin are part of my grandchildren’s bathing paraphernalia. It gives me tremendous joy to see …

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Xmas wreaths add to Christmas cheer # atoz challenge

  My first acquaintance with a wreath was rather morbid :  I was in Class 7 and our class teacher assigned me with the task of taking a wreath to the home of a classmate who had lost her father, on behalf of the entire class. The job itself filled me with dread and I …

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Do you need to buy a watch winder? # a to z challenge

Today is W for Watchwinder Do visit the A to Z Challenge posts on Facebook.  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ What on earth is a watch winder? Well, A watch winder is a device which holds a watch (or often more than one) and moves it in a circular patterns to emulate the necessary parts of human motion to operate …

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Why is this vase hidden in a bookshelf? #a to z challenge

Today I talk about a very ordinary vase with an extraordinary past. Do visit the A to Z Challenge posts on Facebook.  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ By now you must have figured that we are great collectors of stuff in our home : we collect souvenirs, mementos, items of value and just junk! One thing that has baffled me …

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How to avoid an upturned umbrella #atoz challenge

With the sun beating down on us and  rain clouds  gathering it is time for me to bring out my Umbrella .This is my post for the the theme ‘Things around My House’ . Do visit the A to Z Challenge posts on Facebook  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ U for Umbrella is so typically predictable and with every person …