Why this blog is called "Gallimaufry".

gal-uh-MAW-free\, noun.

Originally meaning "a hash of various kinds of meats," "gallimaufry" comes from French galimafrée; in Old French, from the word galer, "to rejoice, to make merry"; in old English: gala + mafrer: "to eat much," and from Medieval Dutch maffelen: "to open one's mouth wide."

It's also a dish made by hashing up odds and ends of food; a heterogeneous mixture; a hodge-podge; a ragout; a confused jumble; a ridiculous medley; a promiscuous (!) assemblage of persons.

Those of you who know me, will, I’m sure, understand how well some of these phrases (barring the "promiscuous" bit!) fit me.

More importantly, this blog is an ode to my love for Shimla. I hope to show you this little town through my eyes. If you don't see too many people in it, forgive me, because I'm a little chary of turning this into a human zoo.

Stop by for a spell, look at my pictures, ask me questions about Shimla, if you wish. I shall try and answer them as best as I can. Let's be friends for a while....

7 August 2007

10 Reasons To Love Spiti

  1. Bleak mountains
  2. Walkers’ paradise
  3. Chandrataal
  4. Gompas, gompas, gompas and a chorten or three to fulfil you for a lifetime
  5. Friendly lamas & zomos everywhere
  6. One lonely mummy at Geo
  7. Cold air that slices through you
  8. Wild flowers which don't care where they grow
  9. Chocolate croissants at places you least expect
  10. Did I mention Chandrataal?


Mridula said...

Lovely picture of Chandratal.

nandita said...

As this is a photo blog, i think i should start with sharing a few photos..


Nandita Aron

nandita said...

i guess you could not see them...
may be you can try this

nandita aron

Gallimaufry said...

Nandita, I love your photos (the Flickr link worked!) Especially this one:

Fundoo, yaar!!!

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