To You I Belong

OK, if this is a wrong picture for the festive season, please accept my heartfelt apologies. I fell in love with the picture really, that I clicked at the insistence of a friend. There is something painful yet soothing about the entire scene. I haven’t really understood why a rosary needs to have a cross….

Goodness on a Plate

Not all the food you get on the beach is unhealthy. On our last stroll along the backwaters, we saw several stalls of cut fruit plates. So if you are avoiding the beach so that you don’t snack unhealthy, then you can go back there again without fear!

More Memories to Savour

As the seasons change, memories fleet past as flashes. On let another stroll on the beach, another stall full off goodies was waiting to greet us. The stall has boiled chestnuts (I prefer them raw),  star fruits, ber, tamarind, raw mangoes and heaps of fresh Aniseed. How I miss my blissfully ignorant school days!

Is Hardwork Fun?

Donkeys seem to be a favorite anomaly around the world. Every country around the world seems to be favoring or hating the poor soul. Here are a few nuggets that turned up on searches. I’d love to hear what they mean, or any additions to the list from you! Don’t work too hard though 😛…

Seeking Nirvana

I live close to the biggest Pagoda in Asia that can accommodate a thousand people meditating at a time. It’s not yet ready, but I love the peace of the place. Built on Buddhist principles, the Grand Vipassana Pagoda doesn’t promote any religion. The pagoda is actually three pagodas in one, the dome where people…

Melt Away the Pain

The St. Micheal’s Church opens its doors to commoners for Novena services every Wednesday. My Ma always tells me that both my brother and I were gifts she received from Mother Mary. Needless to say, I’m mommies’ little girl and a lot of my life’s convictions comes from the strength my mother brings out. So…

Connecting Lines

I have an innate affection for the sea. It looks pristine most of the times and takes each time of the day in its stride to offer some amazing scenes of nature. This is a shot of the beach at Dadar, and you can see Mumbai’s first and only Sea Link (the Bandra-Worli Sea Link), named after former…

Shimmering Offerings!

If you ever take time off to visit the Haji Ali Dargah, apart from the manat ka dhaga, you can offer a chaddar too. A chaddar is noting but a shinning piece of cloth that covers the tomb inside the main dargah. While it is not a customary practice, some people also offer ikhtar or…

Piya Haji Ali (Movie: Fiza)

Instead of telling you a story today, let me share this wonderful song from a Hindi movie about the shrine that fell in love with. The translation follows after every line. I have also added the youtube video link if you want to know what the melody goes like, or if you want to sing along. May his…

Haji Ali Dargah

One of the most widely visited spots in Mumbai, the Haji Ali dargah has the tomb of Sayed Peer Haji Ali Shah Bukhari. The tomb sees people from every religion and fate visit to pray to the saint to fulfill their wishes. As the tomb is in the middle of the Arabian Sea, tide govern…