Category: Travel..Cycle..Health..Sarees..The Earth

Sprouting Javed’s way !

My school buddy Javed was at home a couple of weeks back and he was looking fit and handsome. He refused to eat food because he had to go somewhere and also because he was eating slightly differently to get fit. That diet included a lot of sprouts […]


The first Naga shawl

My father was posted in Shillong during 1980 to 1983. So we got to enjoy a beautiful Shillong before the hoards of Maruti cars took over Burra Bazaar. From Shillong, Appa would go to Tezpur, Zakhama, Bomdila and a few other places on temporary duty and Appa was […]


One from my trousseau….

In August 1990, I went with Krishnan and my mom-in-law to a sari store in Chetpet called Varadarams. On the way there, Krishnan braked suddenly at the traffic signal in front of Pachayappas college and the bike fell sideways. I sat on the road. Neither one of us […]


Choking Dhani, Choked Amer and a fogged out Taj

The first time we heard of Chokhi Dhani was way back in 1998. Veena and her husband planned to spend New Year’s Eve at Chokhi Dhani and she told me it was an ethnic resort. We went there for the first time in 1999 and it was quaint […]


Use it or Lose it

Yesterday we came to Jaipur along with our friend Subbu and his family. The day before, Krishnan started the Toyota Corolla and left it running to keep the battery charged. A week before, the battery had died down because we hadn’t used that car for a few days. […]


The “Naga” shawl

The first time we learnt about the “Naga” shawl was when dad went to Zakhama on temporary duty and bought a woven multicoloured shawl for mom. This was in 1982. Then I visited Zakhama when Geetu and Harish were posted there in 2004 to surprise Geetu on her […]


Hot and Sweet …. Veges

Krishnan and I like spicy food, so naturally we gravitated towards Thai food. For many years we were frequent visitors at a restaurant called Ros Thai, that came up in the Sahara Mall on M G Road, Gurgaon. They shut down in four to five years and many […]


The “distressed” Sari…

A few weeks back this atrocious, mind numbing video was posted by India Today. That they allowed it to be posted is in itself terrible and getting 630 likes on Twitter is seriously terrible. Wearing a sari to your office is one hell of an uphill climb This […]


Dilli Darshan – Food trail with Hareesh

Our friend Hareesh came to India in September for his lectures and initially there was no plan to come over to Delhi. We also didn’t have a plan of visiting Chennai or Coimbatore so we thought we would miss meeting each other in this visit. Then his schedule […]


When the “twines” met !

I have worn sarees almost everyday since I started working in 1989. I became a part of few sari forums in 2016 and suddenly realised that just being an ill-informed sari addict was not good enough ! So now I know that I am wearing a Chinnalampati tie&dye […]

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