IPL 2022: Stress Busters

And for a Friday after start of my favourite summer entertainment, IPL 2022, some thoughts….. some musings….. The best take, we are back in India albeit with CAB. So, yes, only 25% spectators allowed in stadiums. Teams in bio-secure environment. No Air travel. All matches between Brabourne, Wankhede and DY Patil stadiums in Mumbai and…

Covid Wanes: India Looks At Recovery

And for a Friday after withdrawal of the Disaster Management Act, some thoughts….. some musings….. In India, Covid as a pandemic is in its final stages and we are moving into the Endemic stage. Almost all restrictions have been removed. Schools and colleges fully resumed. Marriages and all social functions allowed. Shopping complexes, gyms, swimming…

Post-Covid Holi… In Amchi Mumbai

And for a HOLI Friday in Aamchi Mumbai, some thoughts….. some musings….. Nothing to beat the clean fun, warmth and lovingness of Holi festival of colours and pichkaris, water in bucketful from upper floor balconies, played in Mumbai by all castes, all religions and all age groups. After almost two years of forced abstinence, it’s…

Kolkata: City Of Joy Revisited

And for a Friday, returning from Kolkata, some thoughts..… some musings….. It was a rare event. Normally destination weddings are in some exotic havelis/backwaters, in Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kumarakom etc. etc. This exclusively private wedding of our very dear friend’s daughter, was in the very heart of Kolkata. You can’t get more central than the majestic…