On August 19th, 2006 I was in California visiting my family.  On that particular day I was in Hanford, California visiting my brother and his family and my besties from LA drove up (3.5 hours) to surprise me. It was my 21st (NOT!) birthday!  I was clearly surprised that the 3 of them – Roma, […]

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The End of An Era…at Mum’s Mecca… In June of 1984, Manu & Jyoti Nagrani (Mum & Dad) opened the very first Desi designer boutique on Pioneer Blvd., Artesia (Little India), California called Sari Boutique. Sari Boutique was opened 2 months after mum and dad migrated to America and boy was it opened with panache […]

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We were at Regents’ Park on Sunday morning for a kiddie football lesson.  It was the first sunny and relatively warm day we have had in a while, so all four of us went. A stunning day indeed, the boys were happy to be out running around and tumbling down the hill with their buddies. […]

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Does it? On Sunday I watched ‘Piku‘, a new Bollywood movie starring Amitabh Bachchan, Deepika Padukone, Irrfan Khan and Moushumi Chatterjee.  The movie is directed by Shoojit Sircar, famed for Madras Cafe and Vicky Donor. The story revolves around an ageing, widowed father (Amitabh Bachchan) and his single, career-driven daughter (Deepika).  It is a very well-directed movie, with an […]

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Day 10 ————— In our busy and hectic lives, sometimes we forget to stop and smile, hold back a laugh, or get pulled down by unhappy people. Then we have the continuous depressing reality of the world at large with senseless murders, wars, etc. and the wrath of Mother Nature. Not too long ago there […]

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If you are exhausted by the word “vote”, don’t read any further. But if you want to know why this is relevant to you, stay with me. I write this as Jon Stewart in New York (The Daily Show) is interviewed by Channel 4 news tonight, live. His prediction for the election outcome is that […]

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Day 3… Wednesday… Hump Day….?  Not too many smiles… or not wanting to share and make me smile along? Let’s see what Day 4 brings us all… hopefully tons of smiles and loads of laughs. ———– In our busy and hectic lives, sometimes we forget to stop and smile, hold back a laugh, or get […]

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What lovely stories! Huge smiles on my face. Thank you for sharing your Day 2 smiles. ……….. In our busy and hectic lives, sometimes we forget to stop and smile, hold back a laugh, or get pulled down by unhappy people. Then we have the continuous depressing reality of the world at large with senseless […]

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Thank you for all who shared your smiles on Day 1.  Looking forward to sharing smiles on Day 2.   In our busy and hectic lives, sometimes we forget to stop and smile, hold back a laugh, or get pulled down by unhappy people. Then we have the continuous depressing reality of the world at […]

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