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Childhood 3

Friday, September 17, 2010      4 comments

My father for all his Intelligence,Sophistication and Stature was just an overgrown baby at heart----the escapades he led us into had poor Mummy in a bind!!!It was as if she had to scold 4 children instead of just us 3 girls!!During Summers Dadd... Read more

Childhood 2

Thursday, September 16, 2010      6 comments

I was a dreamy child---living with my head among the Clouds---reared on a steady diet of Enid Blyton----whom I still read by the way---the concept of Fairies,Brownies,Goblins,Elves
,Pixies and Imps fascinated me.In mid 1960 we shifted to Sect... Read more

Childhood 1

Tuesday, September 14, 2010      3 comments

My childhood is a time I love to remember---being a precocious child I was a real pain in the neck of my poor Parents!!!Specially my poor Mother---I must have driven her up the Wall with my pranks!!!We had a small menagerie in the house thanks t... Read more

Family Bonds

Monday, September 13, 2010      6 comments

I come from a large Family on both sides---and have been very close to most of my first Cousins---but perhaps my inter action was the most with Meera and Vaija---Daddy's younger sister Kusum Atya's daughters.Sharad Kaka their father moved to New... Read more

Goat Meat Biryani

Sunday, September 12, 2010      7 comments

CALORIE COUNT PER SERVING Total Calories=643/Serving Total Fat=33.1 g, Saturated Fat=14.4g, Polyunsaturated Fat=4.4 g., Monounsaturated Fat=11.4 g., Cholestrol=147 mg., Sodium=245 mg. ,Carbs.=45 g., Protein =43 g.Potassium=1151 mg.,Dietary F... Read more

The Second Shoe!!!

Friday, September 10, 2010      6 comments

Once a young Salesman lived in an Apartment right over that of an Old Couple.The Old Couple were light sleepers and and went to bed early.The young man would come home late at night and being tired out would remove his shoes and drop them on th... Read more

Recipe For "Khattey(Tangy) Aaloo"

Thursday, September 09, 2010      3 comments

INGREDIENTS 500gms. New Potatoes(Boiled,Peeled & Cubed) 20 sprigs of Fresh Mint finely chopped 20 Sprigs of Fresh Coriander(Cilantro)Leaves finely chopped 5-10 hot Green Chillies finely chopped 1.5 tbsps.Coriander Cumin Powder 0.5 tb... Read more

Ganapati then---Ganapati now!!!

Wednesday, September 08, 2010      5 comments

We traditionally host Ganpati for 10 days---it was brought into our home around 60 years ago on the insistence of Sudhir and his siblings.Since then He has been coming each year---welcomed with lots of Love and Reverence.Since there was no ritu... Read more

Festivities Galore!!!

Wednesday, September 08, 2010      2 comments

I love being an Indian in India during the Festival period-----the very Air around one tingles with loads of Piety,Happiness and an indefinable something which is essentially Indian---an ambience which is replete with Vibrant Enthusiasm, Fragr... Read more

My Fruit Chaat Recipe

Tuesday, September 07, 2010      4 comments

12 Servings---93 Calories/Serving INGREDIENTS 200 gms.Potatoes(Boiled,Peeled & Cubed) 200 gms.Pomegranate Seeds 200 gms.Fresh Pineapples(Cubed) 200 gms.Apples(Peeled & Cubed) 200 gms.Pears(Peeled & Cubed) 200 gms.Bananas (Peeled an... Read more

Turning the Clock Back!!!

Tuesday, September 07, 2010      6 comments

This morning it was raining heavily----and the Air was cold---I snuggled down under my coverlet after the Milkman delivered the Milk at 6.15 a.m.---and just luxuriated in enjoying being warm and cosy in my bed!!!The view outside the Window was w... Read more

My Appliances and Me

Friday, September 03, 2010      8 comments

I firmly believe that all my appliances are people---they too have the capacity to act according to their whims and fancies!!I'm scared of all Mechanical Gadgets---and because of this I'm wary of becoming over familiar with them----I like keep ... Read more

Raucous Revelry!!!

Thursday, September 02, 2010      9 comments

In India we celebrate all our Festivals with great gusto and revelry----we are a very loud and noisy people!!!Take today's example----the noisy "Govinda" Pathaks(Groups) are passing through our Street in high spirits----lots of loud Drumbeats ... Read more

Busy Day Tomorrow!!!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010      5 comments

I love this time of the year---and this year after a long gap, the Monsoon is back---and the way it used to be---in the old days!!!Tomorrow is "Janmaashtami" in Maharashtra---the birthday of Lord Krishna,the most Beloved Incarnation of Lord Vish... Read more

My "Rip Van Winkle" Stint!!!

Monday, August 30, 2010      10 comments

The Gifts I have recieved from The Almighty point to His Hand on my head----He has blessed me with a positive Attitude,love for Food,an ability to accept,deal with and face certain situations with Fortitude as well as to let go of Tensions. I ha... Read more


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