Turmeric has been a part of cooking the world over from as early as 3000 B.C., when these were cultivated by the Harappan civilization. It has been an integral part of Indian cooking and is often used in its dried, powdered form. However, its raw rhizomes (that resemble ginger in appearance) are also used to… Continue reading Turmeric Cooked Pickle Style
This is the 5th chapter in the series of awkward interactions that have occurred with Nina’s father at the bus stop.
Every time the nurse from our neighborhood, who happens to work at a pathology laboratory visits us to collect blood samples from my mother, Pari sits close to her grandmother, watching closely. Pari has never been disturbed by the sight of blood. Maybe, she has taken after me. Maybe, it is because ever since she… Continue reading Are you doing your homework?
“To burn with desire and keep quiet about it is the greatest punishment we can bring on ourselves.” ~ Federico García Lorca Why do romantic relationships fade away? Do marriages promise happiness and security ? Is love a magical spell that wears over time? What must a couple do if they feel the marriage is not… Continue reading Forbidden Desires
I have been fascinated by the book, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee since I first heard about it as a teenager. However the unavailability of the same in our school library and the local bookstores, never allowed me to read this classic until recently. What had initially attracted me to this book was… Continue reading 9 Reasons Why You Must Read “To Kill a Mockingbird”
Around New Year when the chill of winters peaked, our family was down with high fever, running nose and cough. Though my parents and I recovered in 3 to 4 days, Pari who fell sick last, was still severely unwell and had to visit the pediatrician at the hospital. During our brief interaction with the… Continue reading Baton Baton Mein
Gajar ka Halwa is one of those recipes that opens up a treasure of fond memories, every time it is cooked in my kitchen. Personally, for me it is least about its rich taste and most about the moments that have gone into making it ever since I saw my grandma spend hours and sometimes a… Continue reading Gajar Ka Halwa