Fur Buddies

I love animals, sometimes a little more than people. I couldn’t stop myself from dropping some open change to support the animal welfare NGO in a Sri Lankan mall (how I wish we could be just as open for donations in India too). The rice guards I spoke about in my previous post are the…

Holi Hai!

I must admit, Holi isn’t my favorite festivals in the world. It’s messy and uncomfortable, to say the least. But for some strange reason, I miss being home this year for the slush fest. I miss being with crazy buddies, especially when it’s time to celebrate. Where I now live, celebrations are a very private…

Cheap Thrills

Happy Holi everyone! The one thing I noticed is the colorful currencies across the world. After the demonetization, we have currencies of denominations that didn’t exist before. Along with that came new currency in colors such as chocolate, orange and purple. Another striking feature is that apart from the father of the Nation (Mahatama Gandhi),…

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…

Bling

I am not a big fan of bling jewellery, unless I am photographing them on someone else. I do like rings, bracelets and earrings, but the delicate kinds and the metal doesn’t matter. If I weren’t lazy, you’d find me wearing different danglers from my enviable collection, which are all fake, of course. Then I…

Lurking in the Shadows

There is something about masks that intrigues me. You already know that I am a closet romantic, and unfortunately, I haven’t been able to get the right book that makes me swoon inside my head. I ended up reading some incredily stupid “trashy” romantic novels for the month of love. Now, don’t get me wrong;…

Sweet Pie

I’m neither sweet, nor sweet toothed. I am notorious for my cynical and sarcastic sense of humor. I am also know to be extreme in my affection. But on my plate, I prefer balance. I can’t eat anything too sweet, too bland or too spicy. “A man without a sweet tooth is not to be…

Candle Light & Soul Forever

If there is one secret wish that everyone has, is having a perfect relationship. Why that translates to anything sexual has always been beyond my comprehension. Companionship, in any form, built on mutual respect, has been something that I seek from any close bond I create. Perfection, like affection is not a constant state of…