Kai and I

  Ever seen a crow couple?That's Kai and his sweetheart. Kai and I are friends for a year now. Every morning he drops by for snacks. It gladdens me that he's no more afraid of this human, for now he pecks from my hand right till the last bit. What I've come to understand about... Continue Reading →

Chapter 2

I got married at 24. Career would be a priority for the next 4 years was agreed upon by the both of us. I have a thing of pulling numbers out of a hat. For instance, during a job interview, I'd asked for a CTC of 4.8; not 4.5 or 5, but 4.8. My alarms... Continue Reading →

Global WarNing

A shade of Mama Nature or her expression of fury?! In her tongue she warns... "Stop messing with me." Fireworks and roaring thunder, winds and whipping rain; two weeks into October, the season of harvest. Mutiny and mayhem of life, property and food. But monsoon isn't ready to take its leave just yet. Mumbai hasn't... Continue Reading →

An Ode To Autumn

There's a kind of mystery to autumn, What with her divaesque ways, Carpet of shriveled leaves under her feet, And a crown of sunlit days. Dew drops settle over the swaying meadows, Tickling the grazing ewes, Even the weeping willows smile, As the wind ruffles their golden leaves. Come, build your nest, O' hummingbird, Take... Continue Reading →

She…

She fears not the darkest night. For she's befriended the stars; and moonlight. -Natasha Gracious

Eid Milad-un-Nabi Mubarak

Eid Mubarak to all our dear Muslim friends... Yesterday was Eid Milad-un-Nabi, also the night of Sharad Poornima. What a beautiful coincidence! To be honest, I had never heard of this Eid until yesterday. Until I witnessed this... hundreds and hundreds of people on trucks, in beautifully decorated autos, on bikes, pedestrians waving the Islamic... Continue Reading →

Baked Feta Cheese Pasta

Bubbling block of cheese, bursting cherry tomatoes, aromatic garlic… this one pan wonder is as delightful to make as it is to eat. No muss no fuss; add everything to the casserole or a baking dish along with a sprinkle of salt and pepper, chilli flakes and a drizzle of olive oil. Let it sizzle... Continue Reading →

Surmai Fry

Marinade: Marinate the slices in 2 tbsps Red chilli powder, 1 tsp garam masala powder, 1/2 Tsp turmeric powder, 1 tsp coriander powder, 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste, a small bunch of chopped fresh coriander leaves, few chopped curry leaves, 2 tbsp vegetable oil, juice of half a lemon and salt as per taste. Leave the... Continue Reading →

Wanderlust

Powder dusted skies stretch till infinity, ginormous tufts settle on the wings of winds. Where they're headed, they know not. Mindless wanderers...

Chapter 1 Trip To Gangtok

Snow fascinates me. Growing up I'd devoured countless books on hopeful fairytales and whimsical castles and dreamy snow. They made the growing up easy and gave wings to the dreams of adulthood. I particularly remember flipping through their pages before buying; to ensure the photographs were there. That was the beginning of my relationship with whitewashed... Continue Reading →

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