Tag Archives: nostalgia

Mysore Pak every 365 days


It is that time of the year again. Deepavali. The festival of lights. I have been busy all morning, melting ghee, sifting flour, and preparing sugar syrup of just the right consistency. Stirring the mixture with my right hand, and … Continue reading

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A slice of family history


Thanks to messaging apps and social networks, families and friends have come closer. There is a joy in reconnecting with cousins, aunts and uncles, and knowing that you are family. This afternoon, on my husband’s maternal cousins’ group, I saw … 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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Bread and Breakfast


This Monday morning, we all had a serious case of the blues. We dragged our feet from room to room, bracing ourselves for the week ahead. I went into the kitchen to get started on breakfast. When I opened the … Continue reading

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Moms and lunch boxes


My kids are now at the age where they seem to be hungry all the time and are always asking for food. One meal is barely over before they want to know ‘what and when’ they will eat next. As … Continue reading

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Scratches on the table


I sit on the dining table, working on my laptop. I absently run my hand on the surface of the table, and realize that the surface has become rough and filled with scratches – the result of Bayblades tested on … Continue reading

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The Toy Cupboard


The days seem to whiz past, the hands of the clock seeming to move faster, when nobody watches them.  The newborn has become a toddler, a tween and a teen.  Picture courtesy – @ Can Stock Photo Slivers of silver … Continue reading

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The humble ‘upma’


South Indian cooking has a very long list of tasty dishes from its four states; dishes that range from spicy to tangy to salty to sweet, and many other flavours. There are a few dishes that are common to all … Continue reading

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Mom’s kitchen


The kids are back from school. The humidity is killing, and they look visibly relieved to be back in the cool confines of our home. I get started with preparations to make dosa, a South Indian delicacy that lends itself … Continue reading

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My Grandma’s Water Bottle


My mom’s generation was lucky enough to have grown up without knowing too much about plastics. While my grandmom’s generation mostly used brass and bronze vessels and utensils, my mom’s generation used stainless steel. Today plastics are in. Colourful trendy … Continue reading

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