Tag: Mumbai : my city

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Male or female ? #ThursdayTreeLove

Waiting for the Little Ones to come out of class gives me time to notice the trees in the leafy lane the school is situated in. The other day I noticed an interesting tree trunk with peeling bark. I asked one of the fathers if he knew what the name of the tree was. I …

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Masquerade #WordlessWednesday

We were waiting in the traffic when Wow Dinga shouted excitedly “Look! Aji! An AUDI taxi!” I looked all over the traffic to spot the luxury car in the avatar of a very plebeian transport . Though there are high end cars used as private taxis, they aren’t that common. More so they are hard …

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Mistaken identity #ThursdayTreeLove

It’s been over six months that I’ve picked up the kids from school every other day . Yet it was only when Wow Dinga pointed it out to me did I realise that the ‘electric pole’ was actually a Palm Tree! While busy chatting with mums and grandmums, I failed to recognise this straight pole …

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Step exercise #WordlessWednesday

Step exercises take on an entirely new meaning when one uses the stairs to access the skywalk at Nana’s Chowk. This busy intersection in South Mumbai is so foolishly made that most people prefer to risk being run over to cross the road rather than take the steps which do not really take you across …

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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 …

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Night watch from my balcony #WordlessWednesday

I often indulge in night watching from my balcony especially after dinner. The other night,  I was busy shutting doors and windows after a particularly satisfying dinner. I looked out of the balcony and saw a glow in the dark. Staring out, I saw this ghostly looking column leaping out of the darkness. It looked …