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 vacation, a tiny bat flew … Read more A bat and a Peacock !
We were losing a few days on our Club Mahindra membership points so we decided to take a holiday in the hills during May. As luck would have it, the general elections were on May 12th and we couldn’t miss doing our democratic duty. So I rescheduled our holiday to June and only managed to … Read more A Split Ahuja No. 1 and a mini-Gurgaon in Solan !!
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
While Krishnan and I returned on the 20th from our vacation, I feel we are truly back only today. Here’s why – I stood in my nighty in the middle of the street and had a screaming row with a neighbour ! I had to sleep to cool off that’s how intense it got. This … Read more Truly back home – A screaming row !
The painting of our house is done !!! I had posted earlier about how I have dreaded getting the house painted just because of the dust that will be generated as the walls are sanded. The bedrooms and the kitchen got done without too much hassle as they are separate units with a door that … Read more From Saffron to Maroon !
We are getting our house painted after 15 years … I have a huge problem with painting because it meant scraping off the existing paint from the walls and neither the scraping sound works for me nor does the dust. So we kept putting it off but our house started looking dated. With seepage, hanging … Read more Changing colours :):)
I have been asked several times by many readers of my blog and friends about washing saris at home. While for some years in between I have been dry cleaning my saris, especially the silk ones, I realised that dry cleaning damages the environment and the sari. Two of my wedding saris have been spoilt … Read more Washing saris at home
I got this as a forward on WhatsApp and I am reproducing parts of it – I find the concept fascinating and would love for the readers of my blog to contribute their thoughts as well. *The Abilene Paradox* What is the Abilene Paradox ? Prof. Jerry Harvey calls it *“The Inability to Manage Agreement”.* … Read more The Abilene Paradox
A couple of days back my friend posted this on her website dedicated to dogs, especially strays and abandoned dogs. It’s a brilliant thing that Finland has done and heart warming. There are no strays and every dog has a home. Now just imagine if any country could say this for orphans ?…. Imagine the … Read more Why not adopt ?