Chai Masala ….

#LockdownTales While I have written several blogposts on coffee, I realised that there aren’t that many on tea ! The reality is I love tea and a cup of tea is what I make every single day … coffee is at best twice a week, unless we have guests. When I was a baby, our … Read more Chai Masala ….

Coffee from Bolaven Plateau – Laos

While rummaging through the grocery drawer, I found a few packets of this Arabica coffee powder that the hotel in Luang Prabang, Laos had gifted us. For some reason, I had not opened them at all. Just seeing them brought back all the memories of the nice vacation in Laos in 2016. Do read about … Read more Coffee from Bolaven Plateau – Laos

Expensive Lounge lessons

In Aug 2019, we got ourselves an Amex card that came with a free Priority Pass card. I have had an American Express card since 2002 and I will never stop being a customer of Amex as long as I live – they are my benchmark for customer service and I don’t have a single … Read more Expensive Lounge lessons

Day Trip to Ljubljana & Lake Bled – part 2

Sept 19, 2019 – Lake Bled, Slovenia, Post Lunch Post lunch in Ljubljana, we drove down to Lake Bled which is about 55 kms away and it took us about 45 minutes to get there. Lake Bled is in the Julian Alps and has a tiny island in the middle. The island has a church … Read more Day Trip to Ljubljana & Lake Bled – part 2

Day 3 – Walking Tour of Vienna

Sept 3, 2019 – Vienna, Austria Ever since Ganesh introduced us to the London Walks last year, we have figured out walking tours in all the European countries that we have visited since. Vienna too has several walking tours – we chose to go with “Good Vienna Tours”. Its a free tour which means you … Read more Day 3 – Walking Tour of Vienna

The Most Disappointing Airport in India ?

…. It shouldn’t be difficult to guess. Every time I have entered this airport, I have either picked a fight during the security check or the boarding gate gets changed at will or the food outlets will not even acknowledge your existence or some alpha male (*&$#@) will strut about letting his wife carry five … Read more The Most Disappointing Airport in India ?

Cast Iron cookware, Coffee filter and an Anniversary

Dearest Appa, Today is Thiru Karthigai and its the 10th anniversary of your departure. We remembered you with some things that were very dear to you. Believe it or not, Amma made dosas on a cast iron tawa ! She has been making dosas on a cast iron tawa for the past week, ever since I … Read more Cast Iron cookware, Coffee filter and an Anniversary

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Today there was a “bandh” in TamilNadu to show solidarity with the farmers who were protesting at Jantar Mantar. DMK obviously led the protest as they are desperate to score brownie points with the electorate with Jayalalitha gone. The farmers primary demand is that they need a relief package of Rs. 40,000 crores which includes … Read more நான் இலவசங்கள் கொடுப்பேன். நீ கடன்களை தள்ளுபடி செய்!