Category: LIFESTYLE

Very simply put, LIFESTYLE is a way of living . It  is determined by your geographical location. It is also defined by your ethnic background. It is shaped by your cultural leanings and your educational qualifications . Mine is determined by the city of Mumbai, which has been home to me for over 4 decades now. It is shaped by my family and is influenced by my education and cultural background. So what’s so different about the way I live? The lifestyle of every home maker is different with each day bringing  unique challenges . Sometimes my life runs smoothly, while at times it is a circus.  Thankfully ,I have a laid-back attitude to life and can see the humour in most things.

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Have you ever seen a Kite fight? #SkywatchFriday

Have you ever seen a kite fight? Mumbai’s skies, earlier this week saw many kite fights.   On the 15th we celebrated the festival of Sankranthi, a day which marks the beginning of the northward movement of the sun. This is one of the few Hindu festivals determined by the Solar calendar rather than the …

LIFESTYLE, Mumbai Diary

Laundry Woes#MondayMusings

Laundry woes Life is a learning process. Every day I learn something new. For instance, last week Ms. Papaya taught me that people in heaven don’t need to eat because they’ve eaten more than enough when they were on earth. But I don’t seem to have the wisdom of a four-year-old. Else I wouldn’t be …

BLOG HOPS & CHALLENGES, Opinions

Upside and Downside: The Year that was

It’s the first Monday of 2020 and I wonder what it will bring for Mumbai On A High. I also wonder what it will bring for me. And as the world burns around us, I wonder what it will bring to the world. 2019 has been a mixed bag Life is a series of ups …

Festivals and celebrations, Mumbai Diary, photo

‘Tis the Season #ThursdayTreeLove

  This was supposed to go up on the earlier edition of #ThursdayTreeLove for ’tis the season when decorated Christmas trees are found almost all over the world. While real trees are dressed up, in my part of the world, most of the Christmas trees are from China. But unlike the fake trees we got …

LIFESTYLE, Mumbai Diary

Thank God for the wrinkled hands!

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Oh No! my hands are wrinkled Wrinkled hands are a sign of aging. But the wrinkles don’t come overnight. It is a slow insidious process. I first found out my hand was aging when my engagement ring fitted snuggly on my Pinkie. After years of having my ring finger ballooning on either side of the …

LIFESTYLE, Mumbai Diary

Gaining Consciousness

A stitch in time My surgery was supposedly simple . The surgeon would insert three scopes inside my shoulder and repair the tear. It was literally a stitch in time that saves nine . The 5 cm long tear required three implants to anchor the tendons to the bone so there were more than just …