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
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
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 ? 🙂
I love the rains.. it was stormy and raining when I was born, so my mother doesn’t like the rains much for she went through a near death experience while giving birth to me but for me its the sound associated with my birth and hence soothing. Over the last few weeks it has been … Read more Rain-Serviced Earth
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 first thing that one notices in Vizag is how clean the place is ! Its apparently ranked 5th in the Swachh Sarvekshan and I think soon it will be the most clean city in India. Yesterday we drove down memory lane to the airport and to the NAD quarters where my parents lived in … Read more Postcards from Vizag
We first met Thomas when we did the local sightseeing tour in Munnar, Kerala. Manoj, our navigator, took us to the Green Hotel in Chinnakanal owned and run by Thomas, at a distance of about two kms from Club Mahindra where we stayed. We wanted to eat our favorite Kerala food items such as Puttu, … Read more Thomas….you made it..
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
Today is new year for several Indians…. I have a new Puneri sari :). So I am celebrating Gudi Padva in this beautiful mango yellow and sunshine orange cotton sari. I bought it just a week back at my favourite Poona Sari store at Wonderland mall, on M.G.Road, Pune. I had no plans to buy … Read more Gudi Padva Sari
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 ?