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Goodbye Lord Ganesh #WordlessWednesday

Last night after dinner we heard the drums beating frenziedly downstairs. So we rushed out to the balcony and saw a sea of orange-clad devotees saying goodbye to Lord Ganesh in a raucous procession. While the festival is for ten days, many households keep him only for one and a half days. (Since we have …

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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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#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 …

FOOD

Kejriwal and Eggs ?

Finally Eggs Kejriwal What is Eggs Kejriwal? Last December I met up with some of my Blogger friends at a Mumbai Club.  We were meeting at an awkward time – not quite breakfast and not yet lunch. Besides,  the girls being poor eaters, preferred to have a cup of coffee or at best, an egg …

LIFESTYLE

Summer Calls

Coo ooo ooo, Coo ooo ooo, Coo ooo ooo, Coo ooo ooo – each rising an octave higher, the screechy koel rouses me from a sweaty, restless slumber. Awash with light at 5 a.m.,my room is bright, the sun already high. I stretch out like a lazy cat, reluctantly to waken to another hot summer …

BLOG HOPS & CHALLENGES

Thanks for Marching on ! #GratitudeCircle

February which is decidedly the shortest month in the year has gone by really fast. But March which has only 3 days more, has been agonisingly slow for me. I would say it has literally crawled into April. Part of the reason has been the renovation work at home that began halfway through February, all …

Mumbai Diary

Glimpses of The Mumbai Marathon

Once again it is that time of year when Mumbai takes to the streets. This year the enthusiasm amongst the watchers was much less than every year but surprisingly the participants were more than 30%! Every time I see these magnificent runners I get inspired to run but then laziness takes over and I am …

LIFESTYLE, Mumbai Diary

Winter is here but I’m not SAD

Unlike most people, a Winter especially in Mumbai, makes me glad and not SAD

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Goodbye 2018 #SkywatchFriday

It’s time for the last #SkywatchFriday post of 2018. I’ve had some wonderful sunsets, sunrises and moonlit skies this year . Sharing with you some skies from this week . This pink golden sunrise welcomed Mumbai on Thursday morning. On Wednesday morning Mumbai woke up to this popcorn cloud sky. I was driving down from …

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My skies this week #SkywatchFriday

Driving down to Pune on Thursday I was disturbed to see my city shrouded in smog . But later on down the highway, I actually saw the mist rising from the ground. This is very strange at this time of the day ( 8.30 am) at this time of the year ( October) and in …

LIFESTYLE

Every relationship has a shelf life #MondayMusings

All relationships do have a shelf life

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Scratching my head in Wonder #WordlessWednesday

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Mumbai is known for its innovations. With a large number of its citizens living in homes that aren’t permanent, there’s always someone looking for a quick bite on his way to or from home. This man scratching his head at seeing a sign “Veg Chinese Bhel” had me scratching my head in wonder too! What …

LIFESTYLE, Mumbai Diary

The Case of The Cat in The Bonnet #MondayMusings

“Madam! Madam! Wait! Wait! You’ve left your cat! ” “What? I don’t have any cats. I hate cats! ” I responded shrilly to the watchman who was flagging me down just as I was leaving his building . I was already late and didn’t want to waste even a moment. “But what is this? ” …

BLOG HOPS & CHALLENGES

A night at the Airport

Disclaimer : This is a major rant so if you don’t want to listen, move on . To do or not to do This week I’ve been busy with getting my trip organised . Sadly the heavy rains put paid to my travel plans and after a four hour wait at the airport I returned …