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My Grandma’s friend


When I was growing up, we lived in a big joint family with my grandma, aunt and uncle. Life was always exciting; the house was always filled with people visiting. The kitchen was a bee-hive of activity. From 6 am … 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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Grandma’s Chess Game


It is late in the afternoon. The curtains are billowing in the breeze. My mom winds up her chores and settles down on the couch with her afternoon mug of coffee. She smiles in anticipation, as she awaits the arrival … Continue reading

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The Indian Crow


The sun is not visible today, but it’s heat can still be felt. I stand on my balcony, looking at the traffic at the junction. My attention is diverted by a streak of bright yellow that is flitting between the … Continue reading

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Butter biscuits


This afternoon, I was out to do my grocery shopping, when my eyes fell on a box of butter biscuits, neatly packaged and branded. While I mulled over whether the kids would enjoy the biscuits, my mind raced back to … Continue reading

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Grandma’s home remedy


I am down with a cold, blocked nose, watery eyes and a gnawing headache.  I have to live with this one, I guess, medication or no medication. The power of my sneezes can definitely get some mechanical device going. They … Continue reading

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Bookworm silence….


Last night, both my children were reading, and when I asked them to go to bed, they pleaded repeatedly to be allowed more time to finish their books. Being a bookworm myself, I could not deny them that pleasure, so … Continue reading

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A Nearly Power-less Dinner!


My grandma was on overdrive.  She had invited her first grandson and his wife, newlyweds, to her home for dinner.  The preparations had started nearly ten days ago, attention being given to every single detail. Preferences of the new bride … Continue reading

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