Ten on Tuesday :)

This used to be a trend of a few of my blogger friends, during my initial days of blogging. I never had done it though. Today when I came here to jot down my thoughts, my mind kind of blanked out. So, maybe I'll start by making a list of 10 things that come to... Continue Reading →

Ganesha Chaturthi… a trip down memory lane

Ganesh Chaturthi ... the festival always brings back fond memories of childhood. We used to enjoy the festivities, especially the evening aarti in the pandal close to our home in Belgaum. The community celebration is what made it so exciting perhaps! The desire to be right at the front in the pandal, aarti recital by... Continue Reading →

The food connection! #ThursdayTreeLove

A Moringa sapling silhouetted against the grey sky... Moringa feels kind of extra special because it is food and memories and so much more than just a plant/tree. Botanical Name: Moringa oleifera. Family: Moringaceae. Commonly known as the drumstick, it is one of the favorites in our homes. Here are the many ways in which... Continue Reading →

An idyllic haven… #ThursdayTreeLove

4 months and counting... This year, we'd planned to have a programme during the first quarter or at least during the kid's summer vacations. We all got more regular with the classes, practised better and we were generally gearing up towards the big day. And boom! The lockdown meant us having to miss our dance... Continue Reading →

Musings on the garden…

Picture these - Beautiful plants in lovely pots and planters, with accessories to boot. Plants, carefully pruned to show them off in the best manner. Flowering plants and other ornamentals chosen carefully to enhance the overall beauty of the garden. I'm sure most of us plant lovers would have seen such prettiness, either real spaces... Continue Reading →

Standing Tall! #ThursdayTreeLove

A palm tree that welcomes us as we step into our apartment. One that we have seen growing from a small sapling to its present height (almost 15-16 feet). Though it has stood there all along, its only now that I suddenly feel its mighty presence. Its like how we see children grow up.. all... Continue Reading →

Looking Vs Seeing ! #ThursdayTreeLove

Wisdom inspired by plants/trees... You walk towards the kitchen in the morning and what first catches your eye is the branches of a tree against the sky, seen straight ahead through the kitchen window. The fresh green of the new leaves gleaming in the sunlight. Each morning, you try to take in this view and... Continue Reading →

Jolada Rotti #Mother’s Day

Aka Jowar Roti. A flat bread made of jowar flour. One of the staple foods of the North Karnataka region. One that always reminds me of our Belgaum days... of my mother. She had perfected the art of making Jolada rotti. Not an easy feat this. Not even for the natives of the region. Madurai,... Continue Reading →

Musings on food #LockdownNotes

Mobile phone in hand, I'm looking at and admiring all the food pics shared in my circles. A favorite bhakri/roti with seasonal veggies, mouth watering chaat, freshly baked goodies, home made pizzas, pulao, chutneys/dips, yummy-looking deserts... Some of the folks were sharing traditional feel good food pics and recipes. Others seemed to be in a... Continue Reading →

Not good enough? #MondayMusings

A little girl child of about 6-7 years. She happily comes home from school only to find the door locked. She patiently waits for her father to come home, diligently finishes off her homework and studying for the day while waiting for him. She keeps herself occupied in a dignified manner without disturbing anyone else... Continue Reading →

The side effects of Blogging!

My blogathon this past month has resulted in more 'followers' to my blog. Some seem genuinely interested in what I post, many others who 'followed' seem to be related to marketing, consulting and so on. Perhaps, they expect me to 'follow' them in return? No idea... I've also gotten a number of 'likes' on my... Continue Reading →

Neem! #ThursdayTreeLove

In India, Neem tree has been a revered one through the ages. Granma used to tell us that Neem tree near the entrance of the house is very beneficial and that summers are made cooler by the sway of its branches 🙂 We dont live in an independent house and hence there was no scope... Continue Reading →

Still unloved, unwanted! #MondayMusings

On my commute to and from office, its the FM that keeps me company. While I try and navigate the many twists and turns of the famed Bengaluru traffic, the songs, the RJ's chit chats, the topics that they bring up, leave me happy/amused/thoughtful/inspired... Of late, one topic that has caught my attention is the... Continue Reading →

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