Village Vibes

Cutey, my dog, gave us a big fright when she bolted after two deer that were passing behind our home. While she has pulled similar stunts before, (and knowing her, will most likely continue to do so) those have been limited to chasing squirrels and cats. Once the squirrels climb up a tree, Cutey triesContinue reading “Village Vibes”

Black Gold

Gardening can be as easy as breathing, and as cheap as air, if you just know how! Read the story to know how I fell in love with this art, and also get some tips and tricks from Vijaya, my Green Goddess, who coax even a rock to bloom into a tree.

The aam Aam Panna

A few days ago, I was at the Indian store to refill my stock of masalas (spices) and chai (tea), when my gaze landed on a basket of mangoes sitting innocently on one of the counters. I froze. Literally. Froze. And then it hit me hard. The calendar is on May. MAY!! For most desisContinue reading “The aam Aam Panna”

The Inky Path

We all know that Pen is mightier than the sword. However, did you know that, not all pens are equal! The ink pen, a.k.a fountain pen, is undoubtedly, the mightiest! Social media has a funny way of taking you down the memory lane. Just yesterday, in one of the groups I follow, someone posted an imageContinue reading “The Inky Path”

Marketing (grocery/vegetable shopping)

“Please give me your kaapdi pishvi (cloth bag) and some sutte paise (loose change).” These are usually the first words out of my mouth on the first morning every time I land in India. Without fail. Every single time. After the first few times, like my many other ‘stunts’, my mother got over the initial shock,Continue reading “Marketing (grocery/vegetable shopping)”

Blue Thumbs Go Farm to Table!

With 2020 packing most of us in the safety of our homes, I had to do something to keep my spirits up, to stay positive. A quick look in the kitchen revealed a bottle of fenugreek methi seeds. The discovery reminded me of an experiment I’d done as a child. Soak the seeds overnight, when youContinue reading “Blue Thumbs Go Farm to Table!”