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The Sweet Indulgence

A corrigendum: After pointing it out by my North Indian blogger friends about the sweet being called Imarti. I researched and found that one made with refined flour batter is jalebi and and that with urad dal and rice flour batter is called Imarti. I am enclosing anothet featured photo of jalebi, (today ordered byContinue reading “The Sweet Indulgence”

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The gift of love.

Friends, I greet you all with the above spring blooms. I wish these happy flowers be the harbinger of hope, joy and good health for all of us in the coming days. All the fears, apprehensions and doubts from our minds must be replaced by cheerful, positive and sanguine thoughts. Most of our souls haveContinue reading “The gift of love.”

Celebrating Saint Valentine.

Things are beautiful if you love them. – Jean Anouilh. Hello friends, Happy Valentine’s Day to you all in advance. Wish you a great time with your loved ones, commemorating, Saint Valentine, the apostle of love. In this feel-good atmosphere, we must all strive to make our near and dear ones happy. If we canContinue reading “Celebrating Saint Valentine.”

All about a salad!!

Hello friends, hope you all are well and hearty. Yesterday, at dinner, I prepared a colourful salad inspired by the salsa recipe. It turned out so good that I immediately decided to share it with you. So photos are duly captured before my family could start gorging on them. Believe me, the veritable feast ofContinue reading “All about a salad!!”

Trials and Triumphs of a Novice Bride

Hello friends, I’ve planned to tell you a funny but cute story of how, a merely twenty years old, novice bride, finds her footing as the mistress of the house and employ a maid servant! The bride in question found herself married before she had time to ponder on the responsibilities it entailed. The brideContinue reading “Trials and Triumphs of a Novice Bride”

The Harbinger of Spring

Cover Art: of Goddess Saraswati by Riya Mukherjee Asato ma sadgamaya, tamaso ma jyotirgamaya, mrityorma amritam gamaya. Om shanti. – A prayer to Goddess Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge and music. It means O mother, lead us from lies towads truth, from darkness towards light, from death towards eternity. Hello friends I greet you allContinue reading “The Harbinger of Spring”

Makar Sankranti

Friends, 14th January is a very special day for Indians. While whole of India celebrate it as ‘makar sankranti, the harvest festival celebrated under many names across India.Punjabis celebrate it as Lohri, in the night of 13th January. They light bonfire and dance ‘gidda’ and ‘bhangra’ around it and savour sweets like rewari, laddus andContinue reading “Makar Sankranti”

For the Happier Ambience

“If dark and ominous thoughts start residing in your psyche, then you are consciously polluting your own heart and mind ” – My mother in law. Hello friends, for a full two years very few people can boast that they are not adversely affected by the unfortunate and unprecedented developments, which has almost swamped theContinue reading “For the Happier Ambience”

Ushering in a New Year

The future starts today, not tomorrow – Pope John Paul Il Hello friends, I greet you all in the very first post of the very fresh new year. Hope you all have celebrated the holidays with your loved ones. We all are again staring at the onset of the third wave in India, but asContinue reading “Ushering in a New Year”

Amending the faults

It’s of no use to discover our own faults and infirmities unless the discovery prompts us to amendment. – John Quincy Adams. The unexamined life is not worth living – Socrates. Hello friends, I greet you all with the above quotes. It’s the day of a year end and another about to begin in fewContinue reading “Amending the faults”