The Science of Fun

To enjoy a drink to the fullest, it needs to be served in the right glasses and needs to be paired up with the right kind of foods; food that you think goes well with your drink. When I discovered wine, I also discovered the world of stemmed glasses. Red, white, aged, port, sparkling each…

It’s Not Easy

Have you ever reached your work place, and didn’t know what to do and how you made it there in the first place? Have you ever tried to keep all the doors open, only to find no one coming your way? Sometimes, you need to turn into Superman because you always liked it and it…

Home Cooked Meals

  There is no greater joy than the family sitting down for a meal together after a long day at work. My mother was a working woman, much like me, and none of us would break bread until everyone made it to the dinner table. She cooks because she can fix up a delicious meal;…

Joyride

I hit the road out of nowhere I had to jump in my car And be a rider in a love game Following the stars Don’t need a book of wisdom I get no money talk at all Don’t need no fortune teller To know where my lucky love belongs, whoa no ‘Cause it all…

Everything At Once

When the dog bites When the bee stings When I’m feeling sad I simply remember my favorite things And then I don’t feel so bad ~My Favorite Things – Julie Andrews 

Chilled And Wild

Not many know of my connection with Heineken beer. Since I fly often between Bangalore and Bombay; I end up reaching the Bangalore International Airport way before I’m due to fly. The airport is a cool 50-odd kilometers from my den, so I prefer being early than sorry. So to kill time, I usually pick…

Tongue In Cheek

Kerala is wonderful in terms of tourism. If you are a sea food lover, it’s heavenly. Fort Kochi is the only nugget in this vast beautiful state that I have been to. It’s tourist friendly to the T, but sometimes, when you try too hard to be tourist friendly, you loose track of common sense….

What Time Is It?

Is it tea o’clock, beer o’clock, or wine o’clock? Whatever you prefer, make sure you keep yourself happy, healthy, satiated and sane.  

Happy Solar New Year

Now several people in a major part of India are oblivious to the fact that south India is made up of five states (Telangana, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Kerala) with distinct languages, cultures and celebrations. While Ugadi marks the new lunisolar year in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, the same is celebrated as…

Vishu Kanni

Vishu Kanni is an important part of Vishu celebrations in all Mallu households. Being part Mallu (the one that comes from my father), Kanni is a part of the lunisolar new year celebration in my house too. Kanni literally means first view and is the first thing you open your eyes to on the auspicious…

Work Up Your Appetite

  Breakfast for many of us has become a luxury; we seem to be in a perennial hurry to get somewhere. Lately though, the fad of cooking channels and blogs is on the rise, and the fantastic pictures and easy recipes make you want to fix yourself something. For several years, breakfast meant a toast…

Tea Time

Lately I have been struggling with a terrible migraine, which seems to hit me everyday, unfailingly, for a good two months now. Being from the maximum city (Bombay), which boasts of one season across the year (summers, mild summers and summers with rain), moving to Bangalore, where you experience three seasons in a day has…