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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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Holding our noses at Sassoon Docks

0 MaximumCityMadam was back in town and it was her birthday.  What did she want to do? Visit Sassoon Docks to take photos and ‘take in the atmosphere’ of course!  An early morning visit to Mumbai’s oldest docks – at the south end of Colaba Causeway – is certainly not...
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My Mumbai Christmas Shopping Guide

0 Welcome to my Christmas Shopping Guide 2013 – although you may also find it useful for gift shopping at any time of the year!Christmas shopping in Mumbai can not be mentioned without touching on good old Good Earth and FabIndia.  I personally believe that there are lots of little...
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Don’t be alarmed by the Swastika!

0 The Swastika.  A symbol for everything that was bad about World War 2. A symbol that has been banned in much of the western world as a supposed emblem of the Aryan race. A symbol that conjures up hatred, extreme bigotry, suffering and death. However! In India (or indeed...
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The Mumbai Expat : Maximum Shock

0 There is a great deal to love about India – its colourful people, culture, cuisine, traditions and tourism. I’m already addicted.  But India also has more than its fair share of ways in which to catch newly arrived expats off balance.  They call it Culture Shock. In Mumbai you...
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