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Ganesha and after

Goodbye Ganesha

With September slipping into October and less than a 100 days left for this year to end, I realise that there is a lot left to be done on my to do list. But then, all of us are hamsters on a wheel. And I shouldn’t be too hard on myself. Should I?

This month was Ganesha’s month and I am happy that he had a pleasant stay in my home. I also managed a quick and unexpected visit to the IcchapurtiMurti opposite the General Post Office at Fort.

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Did you know that the mouse at Ganesha’s feet is not only His mode of transport but also His special assistant?

As I stood before the majestic idol, I found lots of people queuing up in front  of the silver mouse crouched before Him. They were waiting to whisper their special requests in his ear. This is a special reminder to the Lord and who better to remind Him than His faithful assistant the mouse? The mouse also doubles up as his special steed and the story about how this came about you can read  here  (recounted in a delightful post by one of my favourite bloggers Dahlia ). 

Incidentally there are lots of interesting stories about this beloved Elephant Headed God You can read some of them here ( via a blog I discovered in Dahlia’s comments!)

Talking of Ganesha and bidding him farewell,  Anna Shetty and I were just sharing thoughts on the immersion of Ganesha idols . Despite the increased awareness of the ecological damage caused by the toxic substances that are used in the idols, the people themselves aren’t ready to go green . I myself have been bringing out my little silver Ganesha year after year from my cupboard and immersing him in a bucket of warm water before drying him off and keeping him back .

But faith sees no reason and unless people are convinced otherwise , no amount of persuasion will help them change. Click To Tweet

Celebrating a birthday

Most of my friends are turning 60 this year and earlier this month I was lucky to spend a delightful lunch with my friend K who turned 60. Actually I had two lunches with her – both at places I was dying to visit.

The other was another lunch hosted by K where two other friends joined in at Burma Burma, the eatery in Fort that specialises in Burmese food.

And more

Despite the lack of help during Ganpati week,  I managed to keep home and hearth together. In fact, it is because of no help that I actually spent some quality family time.

Ms Papaya has started school and I am grateful that she managed to settle in so seamlessly. She and Little Po are now having a great time in school.

I tried the #MyFriendAlexa challenge conducted by Blogchatter and found that I had to give it up. But like every experience in life, I learnt something new with it.

And there was one more lunch with cousins at Fab Cafe and some more family dinners at the Club.

So all in all, it was a busy month with a lot of eating and meeting!

Ciao and Happy weekend to all!

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Linking up with Vidya Sury’s #GratitudeCircle

Author: Unishta

A granny who always sees the humour in life and tries to do things differently. When others make cupcakes, this granny makes banana fritters. When she’s not busy chasing her grandchildren who love making her run around, she indulges in her passions of reading, writing, meeting friends and watching movies. And somewhere between all this she enjoys travelling and cooking!


  1. I can tell you that you made the wisest decision to quit my friend Alexa. I finished it today and I feel pretty silly. My blog went on the reading list just once but some were read thrice to four times. Gross mismanagement.

  2. Thanks so much Sunita for the mention, much appreciated. Enjoyed your post and especially loved the photo of Ganesha in the decorated car. And drooled over the honeyed cake…

    I do hope you will get this comment on mine.

  3. I have never participated in the Ganesha festival though now some of my friends and family have started observing it – maybe next year I will take tips from you and do one at my home to see how I like it; I do have a silver one I think! Gosh I wil have to look it up!

    Love your verve to do things – you are my inspiration to do more Sunita! Please keep this spirit up and write about all that you do!!

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