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Hello ‘Winters’

Oh yes, winter is in quotes because it is so special, the reason being?? I hate winters! Period! The thought of the arrival of winters just gives me the jitters. Ofcourse it has a lot to do with my Mumbai upbringing and I like…

Because Bombay is an emotion!

  Just recently I came across a picture that said - Bombay because, Mumbai is a city and Bombay is an emotion. The words reverberated in my ears and I could identify with it completely, wholeheartedly. For me, there may be a thousand name…

Doing what I do best…

It’s a wee bit late I know. Or no, it’s awfully late actually. But then I have figured it’s never really too late to express gratitude for something that made you smile, made you happy and made you feel on top of the world. When I read…

The heat is on…

Being a Mumbaikar, the rains have a special meaning in my life. Ofcourse, being born during monsoons undoubtedly adds the extra special affiliation towards the glorious raindrops. It’s only a matter of time when one gets used to the…

O My Lord Ganesha, I Miss You

It’s been 38 years since HE has been making HIS divine presence felt in my house. The house gets transformed into a temple for the seven days when HE sits smiling on his throne, laden with jewellery, mouse in tow, surrounded by…

Two years back this day was so special!

  15th June – the memorable day I was born on, after which the city I was born in was flooded for two days. They say such small things happen in big cities when legends are born. Surprised? Why? What else did you expect a narcissist to say?…

I Love My Fantasy World

Just the other day I was down in the dumps and felt really bummed out. I wasn’t even feeling too well and normally when I am unwell it depresses me further. During my migraine bouts I usually sleep it off to get rid of the pain. But that…

Home Is Where The Heart Is

Ravi, Kavi and Chhavi finally decided to meet after fifteen years. They hadn’t met after graduating from IIT Mumbai as each one of them moved to their respective cities and became busy in his own life. Now after each one was satisfied with…

Home Away From Home

Planning a holiday is never easy. What with three kids in tow and a lovely wife who has issues in anything, and also needs to have a say in everything; Mr. Malhotra never had it easy. It wasn’t difficult to zero in on the place. That was…

Sweltering yet Sizzling Summertide

Just as the school bells bade goodbye on the last day of school declaring the advent of the summer vacations, it was time to rejoice. It was also time to bid adieu to the ever sultry Mumbai weather and enter the red-hot broiling yet…

The Sky Is The Limit

The glamour, pace, lifestyle; and the hustle and bustle of a big city are literally like magnets which draw one towards them. Such is the magnetism, that it almost becomes irresistible; a bait that entices you in a way that you are ready to…

Hues of Holi: My Childhood Memories

“Bura na mano holi hai” (don’t feel offended, its holi-day) is a popular phrase I grew up listening to. It gave people the license to play any silly/ naughty prank and get away with it by making a cute ‘sorry’ face, holding their ears as…

Doczilla – One who flew from flu…

Quack Quack, I know ducks sound like that! No wait! How about humans? Erm, not talking about us lesser mortals but the so called “Noble Professionals”, by now most of us have guessed the big “D” also known as Doctors. Common Cold, Flu are…

My First Kiss Under The Red Umbrella

J‎une! The glorious month when tears of ecstasy flow from the heavens! The month that I opened my eyes in this beautiful world! Reason enough for the city of Mumbai to be flooded for two complete days I am told. Even if the rains are late…