Eats, Feeds & Digs
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
In defence of the 'Adopt a Heritage' scheme
The last few days have seen a huge uproar in the media and on social media regarding the Government of India (GoI)’s scheme to al...
Saturday, April 14, 2018
14th April 1944: The day that WWII came to Bombay
At 3.50 pm on 14th April 1944 my grandfather Hirji Rustomji Dalal was seated in his Navy jeep next to his driver at the Dhobhi Talao juncti...
Monday, August 14, 2017
My name is Pateti and I am no one's New year!
Around this time of the year I begin to dread the sound of the words 'Happy Pateti' or 'Pateti Mubarak' trilling off the ...
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
The Parsis - 3 different calendars and 4 'New Year' days
A lot of my friends have been asking me how its Parsi New year today when the calendrical event is supposedly still 30 days away. This pos...
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Of Failed meetings and Fine Food - Lunch at Malvani Aswad.
A few weeks ago an old friend asked me to do an old friend of hers a favour. What was the need of the hour was an archaeologist to speak ...
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Pitnaik's Chikki Shop, Revdanda
Wandering through the by-lanes of towns and villages in the Konkan during Archaeological Explorations one comes across some truly uniq...
The Emancipation of Parvati Kadam
Parvati Kadam was affectionately known as my mother's dowry. As a very young bride she came down to Mumbai to live with her (much olde...
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