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 February 2009

The sky’s the limit if you have a roof over your head.

The Khadi Gramodyog building. The frontage is somewhat ruined by the ghastly boards of Khadi and ''Honey Hut (partially hidden from view in this photo). Really quaint shapes and such funny colours! Still, Honey Hut's a good place to visit if you like vegetarian stuff (burgers, sandwiches, cookies) and honey-based products.

A nice combination of cream, beige and brown (with some assistance from Mother Nature!) seen on the Mall.

Saw this roof on the road which passes Viceregal Lodge and heads towards Boileauganj.

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