Small Doses of Pleasure

When I took up a course of graphology (handwriting analysis in layman’s terms) I rediscovered my personality. I was going through a rough patch personally and the course set the path for my emotional healing. Although I come across as an all-or-nothing person, the pressure of my own writing is very weak. That’s when I…

Hydrabadi Sharwama

The bliss of visiting close friends from another city, in their hometown, has its perks. By nature I love going to places that are far from fancy but delicious. Only locals know such hidden gems. I’m a poor eater but I love good food. This sharwama in the by lanes of a far-from-quaint Hyderabad was…

Freshly Caught

For some reason in Bombay, Sunday is the best day to have seafood. While it is a fishermen’s home town, because the fast pace of the city, pin boning and cleaning becomes a painful activity. So Sundays, the day off for most working people, becomes the best day for devouring a seafood meal piping hot!

Mini Foods

The Chinatown Street market in Singapore is probably when I first fell in love with miniatures and trinkets. Every time you visit, you will see a new collection of fancy miniatures at jaw-dropping prices. Whatever regret I have of shopping at this place is not picking up enough variety of fake food bowls! Unit next…

Ice Candy

What comes to mind when you think of a beach? The crashing of waves, the feel of sand under your bare feet? Collecting shells, and throwing away the ones showing signs of life in sheer terror? Between the orange skies, blue water and brown sand; there is always comfort in food. In most beaches that…

Sizzling in the Sun

I’ve never cooked or eaten in an outdoor barbecue. There are indoor restaurant chains across India, which means I have eaten food cooked on skewers and over hot coals. I’ve been at a late evening barbecue party at my brother’s friend’s place and even have a on-gas grilled meal. But my brother is quite used…

What’s On The Menu?

I’m not a big eater, even when I’m drinking. But I have friends who cannot do without a bite, else its a task even load them into an Uber. Some like to dance and groove to let their alcohol levels lower down. Others just create a scene and throw up. How do you like to…

Food Express

Food displays, if done right, can be very inviting. I am not a big eater, but I love the way things are displayed. That inspired to make me this lovely display case and hunt for foods that would make me drool, especially now, when I have my midnight hunger pangs. What do you fancy eating…

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;…

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 

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…

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…