Daughter’s First Day at School

Today is my daughter’s first day at school. She is in Nursery. First, let me acknowledge my privilege in being able to afford a school that is starting on time during a pandemic. The classes are online. Being able to afford a separate laptop for her with enough internet bandwidth to attend class and forContinue reading “Daughter’s First Day at School”

Cyclone Nisarga – the day after

Since writing yesterday, the cyclone missed Mumbai and passed South of the city via the town of Alibaug. The Indian Meteorological Department said that the town faced wind speeds of 100-120 kmph. There was destruction but no loss of life. I posted two videos on YouTube. One of them showed a billboard near our homeContinue reading “Cyclone Nisarga – the day after”

Cyclone Nisarga Effect – Pune

Yesterday, the Chief Minister of Maharashtra addressed the State about the upcoming cyclone likely to hit the coast of Maharashtra today (June 3). There has been torrential rain since 3 pm yesterday. The rain subsided late yesterday evening and was since a drizzle. We went to check that our vehicles were secure. We put theContinue reading “Cyclone Nisarga Effect – Pune”

Pune Coffee Brewers Club meetup

I first heard of coffee brewers when I read Mehul’s Twitter update that he was participating in a brewing competition and came in at no 3. Coffee brewing is basically the process of making coffee from the stage of coffee beans to a concoction that you can consume. Today, we met at The Fat Labrador,Continue reading “Pune Coffee Brewers Club meetup”

Storytelling by Hemant Baliwala

Society for Technical Communication Pune arranged for a learning session on Storytelling by Hemant Baliwala on August 14, 2019 . I attended the session hoping this would help me improve my blogging skills a bit. The first session had all of us (about 37 of us) introduce ourselves with our name, favourite food, favourite place,Continue reading “Storytelling by Hemant Baliwala”

Shri Krishna Janmashtami

Shri Krishna Jayanthi is celebrated as the day when Krishna was born. This falls on the day of Rohini Nakshatram in the month of Chingam, as per the Malayalam calendar. This fell on August 23, 2019. We celebrate this day by decorating the pooja room, undertake fasts, offer Prasad like Appam and Palpayasam , chantContinue reading “Shri Krishna Janmashtami”