Category Archives: Personal

Miss Meena

A lot of my free time for the past seven odd months has been taken up by Miss Meena – who seems to get into trouble requiring vet care now and then – as a result I haven’t been able … Continue reading

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The Last of Spring

Expectedly has a floral theme. My cousin Sujata who is a habitual sari wearer and looks pretty glorious in it. Taken on a Rang Panchami day @ the Empress Garden in Pune. The celebrations – by a private party who … Continue reading

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On the Street, India

Click for larger view. 1. Nauvari and Nath girls looking very lovely, Somaiya College, Mumbai. Taken on the college’s “Traditional Day”. 2. Mochi (cobbler) in Mumbai.  She is not alone: Bangalore, Hyderabad, Ernakulam, 3.  Anklet wearing schoolgirls. Taken in Bengaluru. … Continue reading

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2015

Everyone should read Banalata Sen, whether in the original Bengali or translated. As I mentioned the sari history posts were very time and energy consuming this year.  I might revisit some of the earlier decades as the information on them … Continue reading

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A Birthday

My grandmother died not too long back, she would have been 88 today.  The studio pic is of her as a wee thing in about 1930-she was the eldest child so this must have been a special trip. She looks … Continue reading

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Personal Notes

Just a note. I don’t make any money from my tumblr/wordpress site – or leverage it in any way – and that’s fine by me. I enjoy doing it and if people learn something from it and go off and do … Continue reading

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Notes

I haven’t updated this site in a long time meanwhile the tumblr keeps getting refreshed. Partly this is because I have just been doing simple posts and there is no grand theme: Newish movies; Recurring patterns in Hindi cinema [X, … Continue reading

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