Month: May 2019

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As day breaks over Mumbai #SkywatchFriday

Today is the last day of the Merry month of May. It seems that gloom has descended on my city with the first grey morning. The Koel is still cooing her summer story and the roads are free of traffic. A quiet peace welcomes the new day. As we welcome the grey clouds over the …

LIFESTYLE, Opinions

To what level discrimination?

Before you read on, let me clarify that I do NOT intend to trivialise affirmative action. Nor do I intend to hurt any sentiments or religious beliefs. I am against ALL kinds of discrimination and feel that there should be a level playing field for all humans and all living creatures. Discrimination of a different …

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Dog day afternoon #WordlessWednesday

Dog Day Afternoon takes on a new meaning with this handsome stray snoozing in a public park. The poor fellow did wear a collar and was far too well fed to be a stray. Perhaps he had just wandered out of one of the neighbouring bungalows to be on his own . What do you …

LIFESTYLE, Opinions

Coaching for Success?

To coach or not to coach I am not one for coaching classes. Especially if one is a dedicated and disciplined student. However, the recent tragedy of the coaching class in Surat, brought back memories of my own tryst with them. My younger daughter Anna Shetty left a perfectly good school in Class 10 ( …

FOOD, Restaurant

Cafe Zoe for an International feel – Restaurant Review

The Fine Dining Revival Thanks to the year-long textile strike in 1982, organised by Trade Unionist Dr. Datta Samant, Mumbai’s textile neighbourhood of Lalbag and Parel lay eerily silent. Once upon a time, it was a vibrant area with mills working three shifts, providing a livelihood to several workers. For several years, it languished in …

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The Cannon Ball Tree #ThursdayTreeLove

With Little Po and Ms Papaya on holiday, I decided to take them for a Nature walk to Hanging Gardens. I doubt they were really interested but nonetheless I pointed out interesting trees and flowers and asked them to repeat the names. They were more excited to collect the twigs and leaves but when they …