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Spring has Sprung

Spring has Sprung

I celebrated the coming of spring with Chinese dragons and lions.

The Dawning of a New Diwali #MondayMusings

The Dawning of a New Diwali #MondayMusings

The dawning of a new Diwali The house is in darkness as is the rest of the city. It is the second day of Diwali but for me and my family it is like any other Monday. Our weekend was busy with comings and goings : Hubby Dear came back and Ms. Papaya went to Delhi. I’m already missing her. The night before she left, she’d slept holding my hand . Yet, when she left without a backward glance,  I was…

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The morning after : would Ganpati have liked this? #MondayMusings

The morning after : would Ganpati have liked this? #MondayMusings

The Morning After The morning after is always a disaster. Especially  if the party has been going on for 10 days as it was for Lord Ganesh.  Yesterday it was 10 days since Ganpati came down to Mother Earth in general and Maharashtra in particular. Ever since Lokmanya Tilak revived the tradition of a community Ganesh celebration, this festival has grown beyond the first Ganeshotsvan at Keshavji Chawl in Girgaon.  Year by year the idols are getting larger, the decorations…

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Tie a Rakhi for Coconut Day

Tie a Rakhi for Coconut Day

Today Ms Papaya will tie two special rakhis for her superhero brothers . Rakhi or RakshaBandhan is not essentially a Maharashtrian festival but like everything else, has become pan-Indian thanks to the cultural invasion of Bollywood. I actually remember celebrating this day as Coconut Day with my home being redolent with the smell of coconut barfi and sweet coconut rice . Rakhis then and Rakhis now But Coconut Day has now been forgotten in favour of Raksha Bandhan or Rakhi…

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A blogging anniversary

A blogging anniversary

Just now I got the following notification from WordPress . So Happy Birthday dear Blog . You haven’t done too badly. I now have 811 followers I have just about 800 visitors a month And I have around 1400 views I know this is piddly compared to all the blogging stalwarts but for me this is an achievement of sorts . Thanks to all my blogger friends and readers who have made this possible. Cheers 🥂

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