When It Rains…

I am a Bombay girl through and through, but one thing I never could wrap my head around is how could anyone consider Bombay rains to be romantic? Rains to me has always meant claustrophobia of being in a closed and over-crowded train compartment, with a wet raincoat on. When on the streets, you are…

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…

One For the Home

Ever since I’ve been confines of my home, I’ve realized that my consumption of fluids has reduced drastically. Leave alone the occasional beer that I’d have over weekends, which is now completely dry in my locality, I seem to have completely forgotten to consume water even, and no, I don’t rest my hind all day…

Stay Calm, Peace On!

The collective thinking of any race, or herd mentality, is a force to reckon with. Stupidity and confidence are two sides of the same coin. Knowledge through facts, and research guided by intuition is what keeps the world sane and logical. But when intuition (read over-confidence) becomes your source of knowledge, and you use research…

Greet Your Friends

Thank you for being a friendTraveled down a road and back againYour heart is true, you’re a pal and a confidant I’m not ashamed to sayI hope it always will stay this wayMy hat is off, won’t you stand up and take a bow And if you threw a partyInvited everyone you knewWell, you would…

True Love

I have never understood how a foodie is described socially. I love trying out different things, but sadly I have a small stomach. So I can eat a lot of different things, but not a lot in quantity. My gastronomic journey in Bangalore has been disappointing to say the least. One of my favorite things…

Lush Greens

Being a south Indian, rice is quite extensively consumed in my household. But being a city dweller, I hadn’t even seen rice fields all ready to be harvested. I have seen farmers plant saplings, but never a field that full. A particular patch in Dambulla is full of rice fields, which is well protected by…

Tē Vēlāva

The title means “tea time” in Sinhalese. The drive to Nuwera Eliya cuts through pristine tea estates, and hence there are several tea factories on the route. If you love your teas, it is paradise! they make teas of different kinds and strengths. With the darker the brews, you can add milk. the others are…

Where Were You?

What do you look forward to when you plan a vacation? If you ask me, I’m there for the culture, colors, language and, of course, food! Sri Lankan cuisine is paradise for sea food lovers and Malayalis alike. Why Malayalis? Because it does seem like a gastronomical extension to the south of India. While the…

The First Meal

Like the last supper, I believe the first meal is just as eventful, and most often very joyous. This is a story of how 2019 started. I moved from Bombay about five years ago and three years after the reverse-cultural shock in Pune, I have been calling Bangalore my new home. So a new city…