chimbai fishing village up at unboxed writers…

my article on chimbai fishing village went up at ‘unboxed writers’… and i am very pleased that they liked that piece and chose to showcase it. i had it on my blog a couple of weeks ago… check it out at: discovering chimbai fishing village, bandra…   what upsets me is that this village is almost a symbol for the rest of mumbai. there is … Continue reading chimbai fishing village up at unboxed writers…

can i walk out of my house during a solar eclipse?

there are many beliefs about solar eclipses in india… superstitions. i had heard all these growing up!
bad time. deformations. don’t go out. don’t look at the sun. stay indoors. don’t go out!

in 2010, when the annular solar eclipse was passing and would be visible in india, i decided to go and watch. the inspiration came from a friend who was planning to come down from pune for this, but cancelled her trip. i am no star-gazer, or astronomer. i have studied about eclipses in school, but forgotten most about it. i went because i was curious – to watch a total solar eclipse, to visit rameswaram again.

entering rameswaram – the train runs by the road

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