ISKCON, Bengaluru: The Sanctorum Is Worth The Maze

To not plan is the best plan ever I and Nethra had a plan like a week and a half back. Movie at Orion Mall, visit to ISKCON and the best Frankie in Malleshwaram. But the plan was going for a toss outside my window, when I looked at the to-do-list for Wednesday. Forget ISKCON which was…

Jaipur: The Pink Marvel City

Ideally we are here for the Jaipur Literature Festival. But we are allowed to bunk, right? What else do you expect with a wanderlust impacted person (my brother) as a co-traveller 😀 We had driven in from Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh and bunked the opening of the literature festival to explore Amer Fort and Jaigarh Fort, which were around…

Vermicelli Upma: Healthy & Easy

One of my favourite breakfast’s these days and all the days, since I started working out 2 years back . Vermicelli Upma is not something I have a childhood memory of. Mom never made it. The only thing that mom made of vermicelli was what we called Seymia Payasam(Vermicelli Pudding). So I do take the credit of…

Wonder Mix: A Healthier Brunch

Who doesn’t want to look sexy in that one piece. Or panache in that awesome waist coat. But a paunch, however little, will marr the look completely. The age old mantra to stay fit, which even modern nutritionists swear by, is eat small and eat every two hours. The idea is to keep your internal…

Defeating Death For A Day, Just For That One Chat

If you could bring back someone from the other side of the rainbow bridge for just one day, would you do that? I thought long at this question. Would I? I am not an overtly emotional person. The practical tag suits me more than emotional but I guess I would bring someone back from the…

The Internet Can Mess Up Your Travel Plans

It was our first vacation together – RV and mine. That is the husband, by the way. Also, individually as well as as a couple this was to be our first International trip. And the ever helpful Internet nearly wreaked it. That is right…it did! Internet research though largely helpful is a dangerous swamp to wade…

What Will Break If a Widow Eats That Forbidden Food?

Last week we, the mister and the missus, went mart hopping and landed in HyperCity. Being the foodie that he is and lover of exotica, the mister had his eyes of banana flowers. Though he had his doubts about – isn’t it too much work to cut these? I reminded him, we have a house…

Are The Rains As Lovely When You Have A Plastic Sheet For A Roof?

I have always loved monsoons. They even have a name for the likes of me – Pluviophiles. Lovers of Rain. When I got a campus placement and first came to Mumbai and the monsoons started, it was like being in an imaginative world. A watery, windy dream world. I loved walking back home, under my…

What Was He Standing Between?

There is this dream from my college years that still is a mystery to me. I could never bring myself to narrate it here among so many narrations from my life. Never found a reason to and never could unravel what it meant. It always felt like a message from the mystics, just that I…

Bridging The Fault Lines – Teaser

“Feeling nervous, Manu?”, I asked him. I have lost count of how many times he has answered this. “Not at all”, he said, as confident as ever. In all these 5 months, that we have spoken, I have never heard him low on confidence. Though in the initial days I thought he is over confident,…

Do You Believe In Coincidences?

Do you believe in coincidences. I don’t. Definitely didn’t, at least. I don’t know now. Maybe. Maybe not. But then questioning our beliefs all the time is life’s favourite pass time. “I have only two wishes left in life. I want to see my first grandson’s child and first granddaughter’s marriage.” This was my maternal…

Is India’s Fourth Estate Forgetting Its Role?

I had stopped watching news channels quite a while back and I have a fair enough reason, I can claim. The thing is I could not find news on them! And what good is a news channel, if one cannot find real, honest news on it. What I found was opinions. The news channels never…