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Monthly Archive: June 2016

Making time to exercise #FridayReflections 17

Making time to exercise #FridayReflections

What me exercise? I think when God was giving out the exercise gene, I must have stepped out of the queue to stare at the icecream man walking by. Indeed , for me to even exercise anything apart from my...

I may be a tourist but I am no fool #TheDailyPrompt 10

I may be a tourist but I am no fool #TheDailyPrompt

Dark glasses, walking shoes, unfashionable jacket , huge tote and fanny bag – that’s me in my tourist mode. Yes, I just scream ‘tourist’ even when I try my ‘local’ accent and try to merge with the walls. There are...

A glass of English paani #The DailyPost  10

A glass of English paani #The DailyPost 

My family was one of the many who went along with a group of  naval officers posted to Lagos in the early 60s, as part of a contingent sent to help out the newly independent Nigerian nation. In those days...

Papaya is perfect for ladies who lunch 8

Papaya is perfect for ladies who lunch

If you are one of those South Mumbai ladies who lunch , looking for a suitable place,then Pa Pa Ya  is just the place for you. Especially if you like Asian. Jiggs Kalra’s restaurant that opened in Palladium Mall in September last...

Disconnected #MondayMusings 10

Disconnected #MondayMusings

For those who’ve been wondering about my absence , let me tell you that I’ve been disconnected from my Virtual World because of computer burn out .  When I jabbed the on/off button of my computer, it remained stubbornly unmoved...

The Mall of Dubai -Shoppers’ Paradise 14

The Mall of Dubai -Shoppers’ Paradise

A Shoppers’ Paradise Shopaholics like Becky Bloomwood will loveThe Mall of Dubai . While Becky is imaginary, the mall is not, and is a living testament to how a desert can become  home to luxury brands and luxurious living. I must confess that I’m...

Goodbye my Mango Summer #The Daily Post 10

Goodbye my Mango Summer #The Daily Post

Responding to a “summer” prompt on #The Daily Post   Goodbye summer, hello rain Claps of thunder and a bursts of lightening disturbed  the early morning peace. Like a noisy encore to a wet and gloomy Monday symphony, it was...

5 Yoga myths  busted #International Yoga Day 15

5 Yoga myths busted #International Yoga Day

Today is International Yoga Day and before I take out my  mat that has been gathering dust for the past six months, I’d like to share some myths associated with it. Yoga is a Hindu Exercise System Of all the...

Aimless  #MondayMusings 12

Aimless #MondayMusings

Aimless on a Monday Morning. So it’s early in the morning in my part of the world and late evening in yours perhaps. What am I doing up so early when even the cows are not awake? When the newspaper...

But I like springtime Best #FridayReflections 15

But I like springtime Best #FridayReflections

  There’s a reason to love every season but I like springtime best. Quite simply because my  birthday is in the middle of February. So all month long I feel special and have a sheepish grin  playing in my head....

Dry skies dry up hopes in a Mumbai sky #SkywatchFriday 23

Dry skies dry up hopes in a Mumbai sky #SkywatchFriday

Saturday’s overcast sky and light rain showers had Mumbaikars Tweeting  and Instagraming as the first few drops of rain finally made their appearance. So out came the umbrellas and rain gear with Wow Dinga wearing a new pair of gum...

Are you celebrating Father’s Day ? 13

Are you celebrating Father’s Day ?

Why do we in India celebrate Father’s Day a US National holiday? While shopping for gifts yesterday, I came across this huge sign in a shop window advertising Father’s Day. Over the years, this public US holiday has become part...

Why my jobs are never done #MondayMusings 20

Why my jobs are never done #MondayMusings

The never ending list of “jobs to be done” Yet another Monday and yet another week. After a reasonably relaxed Sunday ( if you count washing bathrooms and cleaning cupboards relaxing!)  I woke up refreshed to seize the day and...

A new taste every week 10

A new taste every week

I was walking down to Babulnath the other day when I noticed an archway between two buildings announcing ‘Pop-up Hut’. Being naturally curious, I stepped inside and found myself walking down a narrow tarpaulin covered alley way ending up at...

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