Category Archives: Fun in the City

Loving the ballet

Come December each year, and ballet troupes across this country stage performances of the holiday favorite, Nutcracker. For many Americans, this is their first, and possibly only, encounter with ballet. I think that is a great pity. The Nutcracker, dare I say, … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Evolution of Circus

When I was a child growing up in Calcutta, traveling circuses would come to town every winter. My grandfather would take me to see at least one show each year — it was a special something we did together. In the … Continue reading

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New neighborhood

Spring is lingering. This time last year, we were already well into summer. But this year, the temperature is hovering in the 70’s, only to swoop back down into the 60’s. My light jackets and sweatshirts are still being pressed … Continue reading

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Springtime

If you have been big wave surfing, you will know the feeling I am talking about. You crash, and you get sucked into the depths, the weight of a giant wave upon you. For long minutes you are submerged, holding … Continue reading

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Banff adventure film festival

Banff, Canada is well known for its snow sports. Every year, in November, when it is too cold to go trekking, but not snowing enough yet for skiing, and therefore, a good time for outdoorsy people to be indoors, Banff … Continue reading

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NY Boat Show

This is the first year we went to the New York Boat Show. It’s running right now at the Javit’s Center, through this weekend. A convention center floor full of boats, from the humble $5000 jet ski, to luxury boats that … Continue reading

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The Last Day of the Year

Human beings have a need to mark the passage of time. In spite of Einstein’s Theory of Relativity, and the consequent proof that time is not an absolute, for those of us on earth, living at earth-pace, the passing of … Continue reading

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Happy Memories, Part 4

The first time I saw snow, I was 22 years old.  I grew up in a tropical country on a diet of English stories. I read about making snowmen and snow angels, about snowball fights, about snowstorms that blocked roads, … Continue reading

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Fall in New York

It’s that time of the year again. The crisp cool scent in the air. The reds, oranges and yellows of the leaves. Fall in the north-east is a gift, as if Nature dipped her paintbrush into a golden palette and … Continue reading

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