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Free as a bird #WordlessWednesday

I was driving home from Pune when I saw these hang gliders floating up in the sky. I did a double take when I saw them . Were they birds ? Or were they men? Obviously they were hang gliders who were having fun. For those who are interested, these people were jumping off a …

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There is life after cancer

Any empty nester will tell you that it when the first fledgling leaves the nest , the feeling of abandonment / being lost is greatest. Over 10 years ago, when my eldest left not only home but our shores, I was deeply disturbed. That’s when I joined up with St Jude India ChildCare Centres as …

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Beating Retreat #WordlessWednesday

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Nothing can be more soul stirring than a Military parade . As a Naval brat I had seen many a Naval parade and didn’t know how much I missed them till I saw this jaw dropping Beating Retreat and Tattoo on Sunday. The Western Naval Command is celebrating its Golden Anniversary had three performances of …

LIFESTYLE, Mumbai Diary

Ten Years On – Mumbai’s terror attack #MondayMusings

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Today is a Monday that is quite unlike any other Monday this year. It is the 10th Anniversary of the terror attack that shook my city. An event that forever changed the fabric of Mumbai.  Memories of the Taj For many a Mumbaikar, the Taj Mahal Hotel holds special memories. I remember it as a …

Festivals and celebrations, LIFESTYLE

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 …