Month: August 2019

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Flowers for Ganesha #WordlessWednesday

There is an air of festive activity in Mumbai . Whether it is a private celebration at home or a community celebration, hectic preparations are afoot to receive Ganesha. Especially in the flower markets that are filled with flowers for Ganesha. Thankfully, the rain gods are giving us a breather. And the flower markets are …

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Lying-in with back pain on Monday Morning #MondayMusings

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The first time I ever heard the term Lying-in was when I read the name  Parsi Lying-in Hospital across the road from school. I used to wonder what the building actually was for,  because we never really saw it bustling with activity. And the only time we visited it was for our annual vaccinations and …

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The Fishtail Palm #ThursdayTreeLove

I was at my father’s this weekend when I noticed this Fishtail Palm. Actually it was the shower of golden berries hanging outside his bedroom balcony caught my eye.  They looked quite splendid like a bunch of cascading gold beads. I thought it was some kind of betel nut but bit my father said, “It’s …

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The Tale of Two soups and a Meal #ThursdayPotLuck -2

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Two wholesome soups that are nutritious and tasty and just the way to end a weekend with.

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Happy morning walkers #WordlessWednesday

While waiting with Ms Papaya for the bus, I cam upon this happy group of morning walkers. These three handsome Labradors are old but are still sprightly. The Labrador remains my all time favourite breed as they are affectionate, mild and even tempered. I would love to have one at home and might give in …

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Cover Reveal

the intriguing cover of Damayanti Biswas’ debut novel You Beneath Your Skin

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#WordlessWednesday – A Garden Snail

Last week in the garden we came upon this snail . It was a wonder because for many years our gardens were invaded by huge African snails that were more destructive than we imagined. I don’t know what the name of this snail is but it didn’t tuck his head in shyly as most of …

BLOG HOPS & CHALLENGES

Making friends with Alexa #My friend Alexa Season 4

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Why you should make friends with Alexa Blogging is about sharing ideas, interacting with other bloggers, making friends and connecting with the whole world. I have been blogging for ten years now on WordPress and for a few years before that on MSN ( Yes so very long ago) on Blogger. While I was blogging …

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Barringtonia: The perfect tree #ThursdayTreeLove

The Barringtonia makes Mumbai’s Marine Drive even more magical with its thick green foliage all through the year

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Easy as pie : Banoffee Pie #ThursdayPotLuck-1

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Last weekend, I invited S and his fiancée to a home-cooked meal. As S was prescribed Khichadi, I had to make that but also made a Banoffee Pie. This was R’s special request. Now, most Mumbaikars prefer eating out especially since there is a fancy new eatery opening up almost every day in every part …

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#WordlessWednesday : Making a Splash?

When the sea makes a whimper of a splash!

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A discovery of self : Book Review of “All the lives we never lived”

An unputdownable novel set in pre-Independent India

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Mumbai On A High – 10 years today!

Life is a series of baby steps along the way and if you add up these tiny little steps you take toward your goal, whatever it is, whether it’s giving up something, a terrible addiction or trying to work your way through an illness. When you total up those baby steps you’d be amazed over …

BLOG HOPS & CHALLENGES, Mumbai Diary

Outside my window #WordsMatter

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As Morning Unfurls It’s 6 am and the faint monsoon sunlight peeps through the curtains.  It has been raining continuously for the past two days. Perversely, the rain starts with a slow drizzle on Friday morning, gradually working up to a torrential downpour by Saturday. And then on Sunday, it continues to pour. The wettest …