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A Yellow WaterMelon

Yellow Watermelon

A couple of weeks back we had ordered Watermelons from Sanesa. They sent us one green watermelon and one yellow watermelon. I was a bit apprehensive about eating it as we have never seen a yellow watermelon. Then I checked with Varun at Sanesa and he said, these watermelons were from their farm and totally … Read more A Yellow WaterMelon

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How Nature Has Healed During Lockdown and What We Can Do to Preserve It

A barren landscape laid to waste, without a shred of greenery is the beginning of most post-apocalyptic movies and novels. Perhaps that is the most predominant fear in our subconscious mind. Over the last century and a half, we as a species have devastated the planet and have exploited its natural resources. Just a few … Read more How Nature Has Healed During Lockdown and What We Can Do to Preserve It

Parrot or Parakeet ? :)

Since August this year, we have had a family of 5 green parrots (or parakeets) making their way to our neighbour’s balcony. They screech across from the tower opposite ours to the tower that’s adjacent and then more recently two of them have started to sit on the air conditioner in our neighbour’s balcony. I … Read more Parrot or Parakeet ? šŸ™‚

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 was hurt, but a few students from … Read more One from my trousseau….

The wedding saris – 2

Gayatri changed saris thrice during her wedding. First was a blue Paithani, then a purple coloured Benarasi “Shalu” sari that Jay’s parents gifted her and then the actual wedding sari was a yellow Benarasi brocade. For the evening reception Dinky wore an awesome “ghagra” and Geetu wore a film star like sequinned sari and I … Read more The wedding saris – 2

How much do you really need ?

Krishnan’s mini-surgery has forced us to stay in Gurgaon for three more weeks than planned. In the process of getting Krishnan to be pain free, we have realised a few others things as well. As we have been living in Bangalore, we have left behind just one set of vessels, a few cups, plates, ladles … Read more How much do you really need ?