Tag: summer

Creative Writing

Summer Nightfall

Summer’s here when  night falls slowly O’er a long extended dusk. As the sun begins its journey, Westward down into the sea. Birds begin their homeward journey Squawking crows’ shrill cacophony Children gather balls and playthings Wrapping up their busy day. Cars rush by through orange signals Homeward to their families The air is still And hot and …

FOOD

There’s no summer like a Mango Summer

Our brief spring is over and summer has begun in earnest. The afternoons are hot and sticky and I enjoy my pleasant evening walk by Marine Drive with the cool breeze blowing in from the Arabian Sea. Despite the heat, Mumbai is the best place in the world to be in summer because the roads …

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 …

LIFESTYLE

Childhood memories: Kick the Can

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From today Ms. Papaya and Little Po will be home for the summer. Three months of bliss till they go to big school. A large part of their time will be spent at home or down in the garden. They are of course too small to play with the big kids and look longingly at …

LIFESTYLE, Mumbai Diary

Slow Boat to Alibag

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It’s holiday time in Mumbai and most of the children are at home. It’s also the time when most of the domestic help has gone off on leave or will be going away in the no-so-merry month of May.  In the run up to the long holidays this weekend heralding the month of May, this …

BLOG HOPS & CHALLENGES, Mumbai Diary

Another summer week gone by #Skywatch Friday 

This week was hot. Unbearably hot. But that’s what we thought last week when the temperatures were lower. Indeed as April is coming to a close, the summer is only getting worse. But obviously we will be able to bear it, no matter how much we would like to believe otherwise.  Walking down Marine Drive …