Happy World Book Day!!

It seems today is World Book Day. My association with books started very early in my life, with children’s magazines like Tinkle and Champak, Enid Blyton’s ‘Famous Five’ and ‘Secret Seven’ to the books by various authors and the different types and genres that I am reading today, it continues. Books are my constant friends…

Hyderabad Food Diaries

It has been over a month now that I moved to Hyderabad. I had visited Hyderabad a few years back and I spent a weekend here predominantly to cover all the tourist attractions. Like any tourist would do , I looked around for good Hyderabadi biriyani. A local taxi guy suggested CafĂ© bahaar. The biriyani…

Welcome 2021!!

My new year eves have mostly been low key. I either spend them at home, waiting for the clock to strike midnight, wish my family and send messages to friends and relatives, or they are spent working in the office. This time was different, and was a great one too. My husband and I had…

The Namesake – thought provoking.

I recently finished reading Jhumpa Lahiri’s book – The Namesake. The story revolves around the lives of Indian immigrants in the United States. The story has many threads and sub-plots in it. I am not writing a book review but what stuck me the most is how she writes about the loneliness these immigrants experience,…

Happy 381

I have written and talked a lot about this beautiful city I am living in but it never seems to be enough.Like many of you who are living here , Chennai (then Madras) is not just any place for me, it is an emotion.It is true with anybody who lives in any place around the…

Simpler times.

It was the mid 1990’s.I don’t remember the exact year or how old I was , must be ten years old or younger, old enough to still remember this.I had just finished having my dinner sitting on the rugged floor of the long kitchen in our maternal home in Kerala – Kanji(Rice porridge) with chutney,…

What friendships do to us.

I got a call from an old friend a couple of days back, after nearly five years.It is always nice to get unexpected calls like these, makes your day sometimes.The conversation revolved around the usual stuff, each other’s lives, jobs, the pandemic, weather etc.After a while the person said, “It’s nice to talk to you…

Our Roots.

Older times and the bygone ages have always fascinated me.When elderly people in the family talk about their younger days, their experiences and way of life, of times when I was not even born I am all ears.It excites me so much.Why, when a group friends gather together after so many years and talk about…

Little Things..

Funny thing about the dates isn’t it? They don’t fail to come every year to remind you of the best and worst memories in life, no matter how way back in the past things might have happened.The last few months were very odd and it was a very unexpected experience but so far, it has…

What the wild moors taught me.

Travel never stops to excite me and whenever I do it alone it has always been very thrilling.Something or the other turns up to make it all the more interesting.My childhood dream of going to UK surprisingly became a reality a couple of years back.I have been reading so much about all the wonderful places…