Fancy A Break?

A more traditional Indian breakfast, depending on the region you come from, is light yet filling. You’d barely find many people consuming cornflakes back in the days, but now our on-the-fast-lane life is making corn our first meal. (Pretty much like beefing up cattle to be slaughtered. Ironic, isn’t it?) To get kids eating some…

Lock Down Baking

I like cooking, but I don’t find the activity therapeutic or spiritual. There was a time I would bake a lot of nankhaties (Indian shortbread cookies) in my mother’s microwave, but that phase faded when college ended. A lot of life happened, and cooking eventually became a burden. I did start cooking again when I…

Turn Back Time

Today was a special day I didn’t really keep a tab on. My blog account turned 11 today! This account has been around only since 2011. You can find my poor, oft neglected first blog here. I love my virtual space: it shows me how much I have grown in thought and words. If I…

When the Tables Turned

Like I’ve told you before, I am drawn to zoos. But looking through my photographs, I realized that most animals at the Bangalore zoo seem bored and depressed. With its cozy weather and mostly depressing surroundings (OK, I actually found people I adored there so not a blanket statement that applies to all, but yes…

Rapidly Ageing

I like elephants. The texture of their skin reminds me of my loving grandmother . They are said to remember everything, so do I. I remember most dates and things that I either pay attention to or care about. I love the eyes of an elephant. They are so small in comparison to their humongous…

The King and His Queen

Every dog is a lion at home. Henry George Bohn I like lions: my first soft toy when I starting earning was a lion. I always thought lions are canine, but I recently found out that they are feline instead. You can’t blame me entirely for my ignorance though. Think about it. He’s the king…

The White Tiger

A white tiger is an albino, which symbolizes power in East Asian cultures, such as Vietnam. It symbolizes freedom and individuality.  The tiger’s world, by contrast, is not only amoral but peculiarly consequence-free, and this-the atavistic certainty that there is nothing more lethal than itself-is the apex predator’s greatest weakness. John Vaillant

Goddessness

I am yet to hear of Kings or Queens who are atheists. While the levels of religiousness may wary, it seems that anyone who earned unprecedented power, did attribute a fare share of their success to luck and the powers from above (or in some case below). Most palaces and forts that I have visited…

Breaking Bread

Cravings are inevitable, when you are explicitly told a stern no. When things were freely available, I’d usually avoid breads and fruits not because I don’t eat them, but because I am lazy. There is always a weekend to stock up, especially when you have a list to stick to. But when you become the…