Tuesday, February 16, 2010

My metamorphosis

It's official....I've undergone a metamorphosis of sorts!! I've gone from Miss to Missus and from Corporate trainer to Housewife!! And, I've flown half way across the globe to live in Holland with my better half.

I've transitioned from my trainer checklists to a Saturday market vegetable list, and client meetings and conference calls are now a thing of the past. I now find myself scheduling video chat sessions with my family on Skype instead.

I don't trek into the Sahyadris every weekend and what's more...I live in a country that's as flat as a pancake and mostly under sea level.

I don't hail an auto rickshaw every time I need to go to either the market or to shop, to the movies or for a drink...I hop on to my bicycle instead. Bicycles aren't those silly two-wheelers that wouldn't get a second glance from me anymore....a lot of them get a second glance and some even a stare!! Bicycles with baskets, bags, baby strollers and seats carry people, their friends, their children, their pets, their shopping. You see bicycles in all colours, shapes and sizes!!! Bicycles for the midget, the seven-footer, the eighty-year-old, the six-year-old, the quirky, the insane...you see them here.

I don't have a maid to cook, clean and make my bed. And there's no dhobi to iron my clothes. I've learnt to enjoy food I've cooked myself and to preferably wear clothes that don't need ironing( yes.....i'm super lazy and I actually do that!!).

Moving has made a big difference gastronomically too. My love for food has ensured that I miss my chatwala bhaiya and my vada pav corner, my tapri chai and chinese dosa, but it has also opened a whole new food window for me from the Turkish doner to the Dutch erwtensoep, from the Greek mousakas to the Indonesian rijsttafel.

My life's undergone a metamorphosis and it would be fair that my blog undergoes a metamorphosis of its own.
I spent some time thinking about possibility of starting a new blog with a new name but realised that somewhere deep down I'll always be a 'Mumbai Chi Mulgi'. So, despite all the change in my life and possibly newer arenas to explore with my blog, I have decided to continue to write right here!!!


Harsh said...

Very nice...as always!

quaintkal said...

laxmi!!! tula mahiteya ka..this thought did strike me couple of weeks back..that you might think of changing name of your blog from 'mumbai chi mulgi' to 'holland chi sun'..hehe..jokes apart, am glad n proud that you gonna continue writing here only! and loved the way you conveyed the 'transition'..(though some of the food items in the fag end were bouncers for me ;)
keep it coming! look forward :)

Amal Vartak said...

Nice thoughts as always Muggi

Aditya said...

Once a Mumbai girl, always a Mumbai girl.

Good luck, sis.

Anonymous said...

Congrats and all the best.

nis said...

hey now that comes as a surprise to me....the very reason that i contacted you(treks) is not in existance any more....i found you through gecko outdoors google sms channel...now that you are no longer in mumbai..then i guess treks wont be a thing..anyways have fun and dont worry you will get used to the new place

nis said...

and funny though that i thought that i am not getting any updates from your blog...guess this answered my questions...khudahafiz

Sudhi said...

luxmi!!! Don't even think about changing your blog name...it suits you somehow.Keep blogging!

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