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10000 steps in Kaziranga


We are shivering in the morning cold in Kaziranga. We are on pins to get started on the Elephant Safari that will take us through the thick bushes and grasslands, to see the famed One-horned Indian Rhino. Nearly a hundred … Continue reading

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Seeds and Shells


Tamarind is an integral part of South Indian cooking. Tamarind extract forms the base for many yummy dishes like sambar, rasam & tamarind rice. However, this post has very little to do with tamarind and cooking. As kids, tamarind seeds … Continue reading

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Shopping, paranthas & peace


My sister and I are out shopping. There is no specific shopping list; we are willing to buy anything that grabs our attention. Read – ‘as many shops as we can visit in one afternoon’. Our children are with their … Continue reading

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The confession


Last month, we had to go to a friend’s home for a house warming party.  My son was going down to play with his friends and I told him that he had to be back by 6 pm, so that … Continue reading

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Cow couture


Many, many years ago, when I was probably seven or eight, we were visiting my grandmom, who lived on a small hillock. My grandmom’s house was the third house from the right, in a long row of around 12 houses. … Continue reading

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Of piggybacks and a sack of salt


If you are an aunt or uncle, a grandma or grandpa, an older cousin or a mom or dad to young kids, you must have, at some point in time, belonged to the Piggyback Club. I still remember being given … Continue reading

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The little boy in the school bus


This weekend, I met a boy who used to  take the same school bus to school as my son did.       Courtesy – http://www.clipartpanda.com I was so happy to see him. He has grown into a smart boy of ten. … Continue reading

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Mind the Gap


I was reading an article this morning about the London Underground or Tube, and a funny incident came to mind. A long time ago, more than fifteen years ago, I used to work in London.  It was my first trip … Continue reading

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Slow on the uptake


I am out for lunch with my friends. We are a noisy bunch, as we tuck-in to yummy food and girly gossip. Just before we say our byes, one of my friends and I visit the powder room. I wash … Continue reading

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Candy fight


Last weekend, my husband and I had gone out to lunch at an Indian restaurant in our neighbourhood. In most Indian restaurants, sugar-coated fennel seeds, cumin seeds and sugar candy are usually served after lunch, as mouth fresheners.  As I … Continue reading

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