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The Battle of Koregaon

Growing up in India’s Cantonement areas, I have always been fascinated by British Indian History. Cycling past the rambling bungalows, I often wondered what happened to the various inhabitants who had lived there in the past. Would they be shocked at seeing how things have changed ? Or would they have accepted it as the …

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Cherry Time

Normally the first monsoons in Mumbai are accompanied by these simply luscious divine cherries that come all the way from Kashmir. Unfortunately this year the monsoon clouds are playing hide and seek with the first rain shower of the season drenching the streets early this morning. That didn’t stop me from munching through a whole …

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The Tibbs Frankie

Introduced to Mumbai over 40 years ago, Tibbs’ Frankie roll has just not lost its bite. This is obvious by the fact that despite the several eating joints on Colaba Causeway, there is always a line of people patiently waiting for that delicious wrap of spicy, tangy distinctive Frankie Roll. Many people wonder how Frankie …

LIFESTYLE, Opinions

A Stitch in Time

People always tell me that my problem is not my weight but my height. Since I can’t do anything about the latter and the former seems insurmountable I have to go in for customised clothes, largely because what fits round the waist is too long in the leg! But, with hundreds of malls and boutiques …

Mumbai Diary

Kennedy Sea Face :The Place for all Seasons

Marine Drive: that 7 km stretch of promenade,hugging the sea .Joggers, walkers, bikers, students, lovers , and old people,young children running , friends strolling,Dogs snoozingPets walking,People watching,Enjoying the lap, lap of the seaBreaking upon the tetrapods,Cool breeze blowing,Sun blazingClouds gatheringOn Marine Drive the pride of our city. Paragliding is an activity introduced fairly recently in …