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Bindu Krishnan

Copper kills Coronavirus ?? Really ?

Do read the article by Mark Wilson –Copper kills coronavirus, why aren’t our surfaces covered in it? Copper kills coronavirus In China, it was called “qi,” the symbol for health. In Egypt it was called “ankh,” the symbol for eternal life. For the Phoenicians, the reference was synonymous with Aphrodite—the […]

Mera Bharat Mahan !

Note – I upset a very dear friend with my choice of words in the first paragraph of this blog. I was very angry when I wrote this, but that’s no excuse. I am rewording the offensive paragraph. Apologies to all my friends and well wishers for the wrong choice […]

Walk in the Mall

Yesterday we went to the Ambience Mall as it started to rain when we went out for lunch to celebrate our “meeting” anniversary. We were going to a mall after ages, because most of our shopping happens online and we really don’t buy anything except essentials. We have enough clothes […]

A bat and a Peacock !

Yesterday when Amma opened the kitchen window, she saw a tiny bat latched onto the outer wire mesh. Obviously the bat couldn’t see very well in daylight and so didn’t move or it was dead. In 2010, as we were about to close up the house and leave for our […]

Roadside Barber

A couple of days back we were walking to the Sanesa store at Sushant Arcade when I saw this roadside barber going about his work. Long before the “salon” came to India, the roadside barber was omni-present for men to get a haircut and a shave. This is a dying […]

Aloo Tikki ? Look Again :)

Yesterday for Holi, the special in our house was Tikki. Since Hareesh was in town and he loves “chaat”, I thought of making Tikki. This Tikki though has a twist …. it has no potatoes. This is made with “Jimikand” or “senai kizhangu” or Elephant Yam. The other vegetables I […]

Dholavira – 3500 BCE

I picked this article about the fascinating ruins of Dholavira from the TOI e-paper, a few days back. While presenting the budget, our Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that five archaeological sites will be developed as “iconic” destinations. These five sites are – Rakhigarhi, Hastinapur, Shivsagar, Dholavira and Adichaunallur. For […]