This tag is associated with 15 posts

It was so simple…

Winter, morning, and free balloons: what more could a child want?

The Rock

Next door to the hotel at which we stayed was the residence of a retired judge; a huge rambling old place that fit the role of a hill-station bungalow to a T. On its grounds, untouched and moss covered, lay this huge boulder, about 12 feet high, old as the Himalayas. Oh, what a lovely … Continue reading

A street corner at night

Growing up, little tuck-shops such as this were a common sight in smaller towns and tourist spots; someone put a few boards up to grab a few quick rupees and then decided to stay put. They could offer anything from snacks and cold drinks to camera rolls (remember those?) to tacky souvenirs to some famous … Continue reading

Mundane Mondays #56

Mundane Mondays #49

Silly picture, I know, but my mother recently reminded me that we used to make paper pistols for games in schools and I made one for my daughter (and was surprised that I still remembered how to make one).

Bakeman’s menagerie

I don’t know how many here are old enough to remember Bakeman’s bread. Bakeman’s was a UP based company that was big in the breads and biscuit segment in northern India back in the 80s. I grew up on a steady diet of their products. They disappeared from the scene in the 90s and folded up, … Continue reading

Five photos, five stories – Part 1: Time stands still

DAY 1 This is in response to Kritika’s Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge. Thank you, for giving me this challenge, you know how crazy silly I am for such things. 😀 The challenge is – “Post a photo each day for five consecutive days and attach a story to the photo. It can be fiction or non-fiction, … Continue reading

My last case

Did my last surgical procedure today. A small I&C for a chalazion. A friend of mine settled in the UK has asked me to help his cousin, and she had taken a 2 hour journey to see me rather than the dozens of ophthalmologists in her city and in the towns she drove through. I … Continue reading

Childhood revisited

Took the day off from work to take my daughter to her pre-school orientation. They ask some parent/guardian to come along the first few days so the child isn’t overwhelmed by the new environment. The play area reminded me so much of my early school days. Grass and sand, not cement underfoot. Shady mango trees … Continue reading

The evening game

  Don’t come across this often, retired seniors enjoying a game of cards in the marketplace..