Monday, December 31, 2018

Beyond Mountains

2018 will always be the year I moved mountains. I hardly want to look back on this year because moving a mountain or two is akin to unraveling a couple of Gordian knots. Today, on the last day of 2018, I feel a sense of accomplishment and relief. I also have a great awareness of those people who helped me move my mountains this year. I am beyond hoping and wishing for anything in 2019. All I can do right now is sink back with a deep sigh and smile.

I leave you with this quote which sums it all up:
For us there is only the trying. The rest is not our business.

This link here has perhaps been the most enjoyable process of all the accomplishments of 2018 >>>

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Yazdani Bakery

One of the memorable places I visited during my visit to Bombay was Yazdani Bakery. I entered into a light blue time capsule where time stood still and savoured every bit of the old-world charm there. Here it is in photographs and drawings in my sketchbook -

Don't miss the black and white flooring.

How lovely are these walls, how full of layers, stories 
and character.

A bread slicing machine also in the colour scheme of light blue to co-ordinate with the rest of the bakery.

Uncle-ji of Yazdani Bakery, like the bread slicing man, he too is wearing a light blue shirt. If we ask him for a photo, he rolls his fists and poses. He is full of stories and insists we try the bread pudding.

Uncle-ji insisted I take a picture of this plaque

I cannot help but notice that my sketchbook too is light blue, which I will from now on always associate with Yazdani bakery.


Thursday, December 13, 2018

Heartfelt Prayer During Life's Upheavals

Thank you God for Swiggy delivery, Fresh Menu, Amazon Pay and most of all for Chai Point Ginger Chai which is the equivalent of drinking a flaskful of rocket fuel.
Once again my Smartphone has saved my life. I love my Smartphone. It is the greatest thing ever invented after the flushing loo system.