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LIFESTYLE

The curious case of the rocking chair and the laundry

Growing Laundry

Mary, Mary, quite contrary, How does the laundry grow? Upon my teak wood rocking chair From none to ten and more!   To paraphrase a popular nursery rhyme, I’m amazed at how the laundry in my house just seems to grow. Especially on my rocking chair. The rocking chair In my bedroom is a rocking …

Opinions

Dream on #FridayReflections

“Do you know what I dreamt of last night?” This was my favourite opening line every morning when I went to school. Most of my friends indulged me and listened to my fantastic sleep sequences that were more entertaining than the movies of the day. But others used to laugh it off and say “Oh …

PHOTO

Clean & Green #WordlessWednesday

I was waiting in traffic when I saw this wall with the message by the Pune Municipal Council exhorting the citizens to plant more trees . The rest of the message said that green is clean. But I’m quite sure they didn’t mean that plants should grow wild out of a wall that’s holding up …

LIFESTYLE

My View, Their View : A generational difference #MondayMusings

I always imagined myself to be a cool mom. I also thought I was a cool granny. But just this weekend, this illusion was rudely shattered. On Saturday evening I went to see a movie that is playing for the second week in Mumbai’s cinemas. This, in itself is a rarity for English movies rarely …

BLOG HOPS & CHALLENGES

Words of a wise parent #WATWB

A positive act of kindness isn’t necessarily one that affects humanity at large . Sharing a positive thought is an act of kindness too . Very often random acts of kindness can be found in ordinary everyday actions like this advice that I read on a BLOG ! I think it deserves a place in …

BLOG HOPS & CHALLENGES

Smoggy Shroud: looking out of my window #WOW

Looking out my window I see light breaking and know that The sun is just up. But where is it hidden In a shroud of smog ? A raucous crow flies into the frame and rushes out to catch some food he finds below before another one gets the worm That’s wriggling in the filth …

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Plus ca change plus ca change pas

Day Fifteen: Your Voice Will Find You Today’s Prompt: Think about an event you’ve attended and loved. Your hometown’s annual fair. That life-changing music festival. A conference that shifted your worldview. Imagine you’re told it will be cancelled forever or taken over by an evil corporate force. How does that make you feel? ~ ~ ~ …

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Making a Clean Sweep

The PM’s recent cleanliness drive has provoked different responses. Some people are happy that finally there is an official recognition of a problem and an official response to set things right but on the other hand there are others, particularly the Modi detractors who feel that Modi should concentrate on more important things like the …

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Saturday Night Fire

It was soon after dinner when we were watching television that FIL smelled something funny. Well, he always smells something funny so we didn’t really pay it much heed but when everyone else began smelling something funny, and the fire engines began tearing down the road, their alarms Nee Nawing away, Hubby Dear followed to …

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Mr. Chidambaram in Mr. Jaitley’s clothing?

Policy of Deceipt Tax (Photo credit: 401(K) 2013) I have always been a staunch supporter of the BJP only because I thought it was a more realistic political party. At the end of the day, the Congress remains an elitist party with its core members coming from a rarified social atmosphere far divorced from reality. …

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Why do countries need to issue visas ?

The other day I had to apply for a Pakistani visa, a task which took me all of three hours and left me with a distinct soreness that prevented me from doing Yoga all of last week . The whole application was a veritable thesis which ran into several pages with the required number of …

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Having it all – Maintaining a fine balance between a career, marriage and children.

Can a woman have it all? A great career + a great marriage + great children? If she is a successful career woman who does have a great marriage and great children , then she must have had great nanny because frankly speaking housekeeping and child rearing are time consuming jobs in themselves and to …