With globalisation, family members are getting dispersed all over the world. On my wife’s side, one of her cousins has settled in the Philippines and on my side of the family, almost one cousin from every branch of the family tree has settled overseas. Net result, over the last two years, I have had theContinue reading “The Big Fat Indian Wedding – Will COVID re-define it forever?”
Category Archives: Friends, Family n Marriages
Learning to celebrate the idiosyncrasies – the key to wellness
Just like every other family, our family too has its own idiosyncrasies which once in a while end up becoming a topic for a good laugh during our get togethers. My parents are true foodies; they love to experiment with different cuisines not only when they step out but even when at home. My mom,Continue reading “Learning to celebrate the idiosyncrasies – the key to wellness”
Story of two grandmothers – Choosing to live life on their own terms!
This is a story of a mother and a mother-in-law approaching their 80s. Both born in middle class Maharashtrian families and brought up in the interiors – one in Maharashtra and the other in a border town along Karnataka and Maharashtra. Both love to watch TV, cook and pamper their grandchildren. Both have a steelyContinue reading “Story of two grandmothers – Choosing to live life on their own terms!”
Kenyan Safari and Our Hunt for the Ankole Watusi Horn
Depending on the stage in your life, two travel destinations on everyone’s bucket list would be – Disney and Kenyan Safari. For pre-teens, it is Disney and then as kids cross the teens, Kenyan safari starts coming up in travel conversations. For us, Disney happened around 2009 when kids were aged 12 and 9 respectivelyContinue reading “Kenyan Safari and Our Hunt for the Ankole Watusi Horn”
Travel Blog – Two MUST Do Road Trips-Great Ocean Drive & PCH – US #1
Two of the must do road trips from across the world are the Great Ocean Drive from Melbourne to the Twelve Apostles in Australia and The Pacific Hwy (PCH) – US#1 which runs parallel to the Route 101 in California, USA which hugs the Pacific coast along the way. Fortunately for me, in 2019, IContinue reading “Travel Blog – Two MUST Do Road Trips-Great Ocean Drive & PCH – US #1”
The Great US Education Circus
My son recently completed his MS in Environmental Engineering from Georgia Tech, Atlanta in the USA. Given the current pandemic scene in the USA, we were not sure if at all the graduation ceremony would be conducted in person or virtually like it was done by the IITs in India. Fortunately for us, his UniversityContinue reading “The Great US Education Circus”
Digital Age – a Bane for Sr. Citizens or a Business Opportunity ?
My father and mother are 80 and 76 years respectively. Both of them were born before independence and have seen the world change dramatically within their lifetime. My father first travelled to the USA in 1960 for further studies. He had to take the steamer from Mumbai to London and then fly from London toContinue reading “Digital Age – a Bane for Sr. Citizens or a Business Opportunity ?”
Yeh hai Bumbai meri jaan !
During the American Civil War (1861–1865), Mumbai became the world’s chief cotton-trading and subsequently textile market, resulting in a boom in the economy that later enhanced the city’s stature. The opening of the Suez Canal in 1869 transformed Mumbai into one of the largest seaports on the Arabian Sea. From a cluster of seven islandsContinue reading “Yeh hai Bumbai meri jaan !”
It is said “Time and tide waits for no man”. Before you know, it’s time to hang your boots from an active work life. While there is enough material available focussing on the financial thumb rules to help you arrive at the post retirement financial well being, there is not much which helps you planContinue reading “Ageing gracefully”
Parenting Parents – You can choose your friends but not parents
In case you thought parenting was tough, wait till you reach the age where you need to parent your parents! At Least in the case of kids it can be your way or the highway but in case of parents, they have a mind of their own and know how to get their way. ItContinue reading “Parenting Parents – You can choose your friends but not parents”