40 years ago, London was just a name in fairy tales and nursery rhymes. 30 years ago, the same London turned into a fantasy place, where I would often escape into, mingling with statuesque regalia. 20 years ago, London was real, in all its glory, flesh and sweat as I toured around for the first time, super excited, wide eyed, taking in all the monuments … Continue reading London Marathon 2017: A dream we dared to dream
Some recipes are forever! This particular one was my mum in law’s speciality. Aai used to make this with utmost pride and love, never rushing through it. Being raised in a purely non vegetarian household, I never understood her fascination for vegetables and to top it all, this was as bland and harmless as it could be!!! But once i tasted it, I was addicted. … Continue reading Stuffed Tinda / Indian Squash ( bharle dhemse)
Some sample pictures of the deer workshop we attended, one summer morning, at Bradgate Park, Leicestershire. Great experience and that too right at our doorstep. It was the rutting season and our tutor Danny Green educated us about the behaviour patterns of these beautiful animals. Continue reading Deer Workshop
Every Indian state and family has their own secret recipes which they swear by….. It is known by many names ie vaangi bhajee, vayudennengya masala, kathrikai curry, badanaekai, etc etc. These are all perfect and we have all been witness too many duels between varying factions of the fairer sex as to which recipe is the best. I don’t claim any of those lofty … Continue reading Aubergine Sabji
This is one of the best mango dishes ever. We tasted it for the first time at Sharmila’s place and I was hooked!!! It is an Udipi recipe and goes by the name of Menaskai Mango Gojju. Easy to make and can be stored in the fridge for a few days. This can be made with raw as well as ripe mangoes. Ingredients and Method 1tsp … Continue reading Sharmi’s Mango Curry (Menaskai Mango Gojju)
You can never have enough of Venice, I realised after my fourth trip to this jewel of an island. This time, I didn’t want to return and rightly so….. People ask me about itineraries in Venice, places to see, places to stay, places to eat and all I can say is that the best itinerary in Venice is not to have one at all! It … Continue reading Venice
Paris Marathon 2016 “Noooo……” That was the sound to which i jumped out of bed. The alarm had gone off at 4am, i had dutifully shut it and went back to the victory march near the arc du triumphe. And then it was 5am. We scooted to the airport and barely managed to catch the flight, huffing and puffing, heaving and sighing, ecstatic to have … Continue reading I am a Marathoner – Paris Marathon 2016
1st January 2016 ‘Every great dream begins with a dreamer’ The beauty of our dreams is that there is no limit to it. But sometimes, we do like to test the limits of our dreams, to take on our dreams. This was the maniacal thought that made us ( subhash, Kalpa, Viji and me) take up the challenge few months ago. Training however stalled due … Continue reading Paris Marathon 2016 – the plunge!