As I whizz past my haze enveloped city on the Eastern Freeway , I can’t help thinking about the thoughts that were mulling around my head during the Diwali buzz.
Thank God for less noise
The first thought that struck me was the virtual noiseless Diwali. Yes there were a few but by and large the noise actually stopped after midnight. Surprisingly even the fireworks were subdued. This is just as well because no sooner did the rains bid farewell than the haze came down! I can just see myself coughing the rest of the year away.
How quiet and smoke free was your Diwali?
How genuine are WhatsApp Diwali greetings?
Once upon a time people sent each other Diwali greetings that were hand made Then came the commercial ones that saved one the angst of coming up with something unique and creative. Then some philanthropist came up with the idea of cards supporting charities. That made spending money on a card more meaningful.Then of course came the greetings via smartphones.I’m sure lots of you have received over a hundred Diwali greetings on your very smart phones. At least I have And some of them I’ve received many times over – different senders, same message.Which makes me wonder how genuine are the wishes! On the other hand, a message even if it is a mass mailing shows that you are thought of isn’t it ?
What is your take on WhatsApp greetings?
What made the skeletons in Harry Weinstein’s dark and dirty closet come out just now?
After three decades of philandering, groping and sexually abusing hundreds of women, why did it all just come to light now? And talking about this I came up with some very strange insights –
- There is a generational difference in what constitutes sexual abuse
- Quite a few people felt that the women actually benefited from the Dirty Harry connection and it was rather unfair to bring it up now. You can read more about this here.
What is your stand on #MeToo?
Over the weekend I had to meet a potential tenant. For the first time the lessee was going to be the woman who was obviously the more stable bread winner. She had a regular job while he was a freelancer. So in other words he was going to be a house husband. Now I have no issues with that . What surprised me that whenever the lessee was the Man of the House , I never met the housewife unless they invited me to tea. But this time the house husband ( who actually identified the property) was present at the discussions and was an active participant in the discussion. This made me wonder
- Are househusbands smarter than housewives?
- Do men really wear the pants?
What bras do women in South Mumbai wear?
After indulging my sweet tooth over Diwali,I’m literally bursting at the seams. All of yesterday I was surfing the net looking for a suitable bra when I discovered that most on-line brands don’t have a presence in Mumbai at all. According to my google search, the top 10 Bras in India aren’t sold in any of the few South Bombay stores that sell bras. You may find them in Ghatkopar or Mulund.So this can only mean
- SoBo women buy bras online
- SoBo women by bras from M&S ( and such brands that are sold in Malls)
- or when they travel abroad
- They don’t buy online brands
What do you think they do?
I’d love to hear your thoughts on these thoughts that kept plaguing me during my Diwali.
I’m linking this up with Corinne’s #MondayMusings