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Photoessay: Groups No. 6

0 Happy Sunday Peeps! Well I haven’t posted anything from my groups series for a while – not since July 2013 in fact.  (see Groups No.5 here) My quest to photograph groups of people has been pretty slow over the last six months, or perhaps I have been missing opportunities...
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Scenes from Banganga Tank

0 I have been to Banganga Tank so many times now – it’s one of the first places I show visitors or newcomers to the city.  Perhaps I think if I show them Banganga Tank, I can lull them into some sort of impression that the rest of the city...
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The Backpacking Professional

0 The backpacking professional is a professional whose sense of loyalty in the traditional notion is low and is ready to take off to experience new adventures and discover a new trail. Like the backpacker who has a low commitment to a non institutionalized form of travel, similarly the backpacking...
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Doting Dads | Mumbai Mum

0 There is nothing more heartwarming than watching a grown man coo over a baby, especially when it’s yours (and his!). I remember saying to my Mum and Dad before Annabelle was born that I was worried about how having a baby would affect our relationship and would we be...
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Is it a boy or a girl? | Mumbai Mum

0 I posted this on my facebook status the other day and was amazed with the comments I received back: “I don’t mind when people say “boy or girl?” but when they say “really? It’s a girl?” and she’s dressed in a pink t-shirt and flower power leggings…honestly!”    ...
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Motherhood | Mumbai Mum

0 People always say that you look at your mother in a new light once you become a mum yourself. It’s so true. In fact I found a new respect for my mum when we first moved to India. Although I have lived overseas my whole life moving to India...
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Ubiquitous India : No. 1 – The Squat

0 Today I am starting a new series on my blog called ‘Ubiquitous India’, which will be about everyday objects and actions that you commonly see in India, but perhaps you wouldn’t notice unless you are an outsider.  Like me. I have already written several posts about sights that amuse...
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Vindaloo : A Very Misunderstood Curry

0 In the UK, ‘having a Vindaloo’ conjures up visions of inebriated Friday nights.  Of beer swilling blokes downing ten pints before bundling into their local curry house.  And then drunkenly making their selections from a standard anglo-Indian menu whilst competing to see who can eat the hottest curry –...
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Water – The Most Basic Human Need

0 The other morning, I got talking to our home-help Reetha about her daily routine.  As part of that conversation, I asked her about drinking water and water for washing.  Mop in hand, she told me that she was lucky because she didn’t have to take a water jar and...
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The Gandhi Topi

0 Having seen this side-cap on a lot of working men in and around the state of Maharashtra – I thought I would research and write something about what I now know to be called the ‘Gandhi Topi’ (or Gandhi Cap). A dabbawala proudly wears his Gandhi Topi I firstly...
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Introducing Bartlet – Our Bombay Puppy

0 Last Saturday morning, after sturdying myself with a nice sneaked-through-customs-Waitrose-bacon bap, I had taken myself off to the World for All Animal Adoptathon in Bandra.  Minus Mr Jules. And just to have a look you understand. I had seen lots of pictures on Facebook of cats and dogs needing...
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Dinner with Akshay Kumar in Jodhpur (or not!)

0 A couple of weekends back – we went to Jodhpur for MaximumCityMadam’s birthday-weekend-special – and husbands were invited.  I had been very excited at the prospect of visiting the ‘Blue City’ and hoped that the place would exceed my expectations.  The Blue City The flight from Mumbai to Jodhpur...
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