That’s How You Make Candy Floss!

Remember the candy floss you enjoyed in your childhood? Well, I sure do, and this was my first time to see it getting prepared right in front of me! As you can see, there is a hollow basin that spots a burner in the center. Inside the burner, sugar, butter and artificial color is added. As the burner…

Fields of Gold

Bhutta’s or Maize (or corn as it is also known), tastes best when roast on a beds of coals. While the one with yellow kernels is sweet, while I prefer the tasteless white pearly ones better. And having a well roasted corn with lemon, salt and spice seasoning while strolling on the beach feels like…

Veer Shivaji!

As India gears up for yet another independence day, the air is thick with patriotism. One warrior who demands unwavering respect especially in Maharashtra is Shivaji Raje Bhosle. Fighting the Mughal forces as the leader of the Maratha clan, the young Kshatriya  warrior lived a short life that spanned to 50 years but like that…

Flavors of India: Golgappas

Boasting of North Indian origins, golgappas, or pani puri is a chaat delicacy that came out Magadha Region, which is now in Bihar. It is also called pani ke bataashe in UP, puchka in Bengali, gup chup in Oriya, and pakodi in parts of Kutch

200 Posts: We’ve Made It Together!

There is something about milestones that fill us with glee. Be it on the road or in life, it serves as a gentle reminder that we are on the right path and will reach where we set out for. It is also a good time to celebrate, and I believe with all my heart the celebration is the purest form of human emotions.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Colorful 2

OK, by now, you would’ve figured out that I love balloons. In fact, I am a big kid at heart, and I love cartoons just as much. But I love my camera too, and what better way to test my beloved camera by challenging it to recreate vivid hues! I love this shot because it…

Building Castles in The Sand

As kids we all built castles in the sand, some with all the right tools and some, like us by sheer guess and judgment. In the end we all had fun, with no strings attached.

The Irresistible Color of Saccharine

Growing up, mom used to always throw a fit of we wanted to eat cotton candy. called as Buddhi ka baal (old lady’s hair) locally, mom used to warn us that we shouldn’t eat any even behind her back. You see, we didn’t exactly grow up in the “pocket-money / allowance era”, so the only…

Wisdom of a Flock

For years, many tried to make sure that Juhu becomes one of the cleanest beaches in the city. However, one stranded ship turned the tides overnight, literally. Sometime in June 2011, cargo vessel MV Wisdom that was headed to the Alang ship breaking yard at Gujarat was stranded and strayed over to one of the…

Reminiscing Old Times

When we were growing up, there used to be a berwala right outside the school bus stop. We would buy an assortment of tangy eatables from him like ber (Indian plums of varied types), imili (raw and ready tamarind), fresh Saunf  (fennel seeds and flowers), kairis (raw mangoes) and star fruits. This one that I…