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Of Kitchens........and Kitchens--4!!
Saturday, January 19, 2013      4 comments

I began my serious stint with cooking after my marriage.Here I must mention that if I'm a good Cook today the credit for this rests solely with Suhas--Sudhir's older sister.I married into traditionally typical Marathi family---they relished a fe... Read more
Pictures of Old Kitchen Implements
Friday, January 18, 2013      7 comments

Brass Kitchen Utensils Paataa-Varvantaa or Sil Battaa used to grind our Curry pastes,Chutneys and Masa... Read more
Of Kitchens........and Kitchens--3!!
Friday, January 18, 2013      3 comments

While Aaji's Kitchen was very clean it was always full of clutter and people---making it appear smaller than actual size,the Kitchen at Kolhapur where my paternal Grandma Akka ruled the roost was huge,meticulously clean and spotless!!This Kitche... Read more
Of Kitchens........and Kitchens--2!!
Thursday, January 17, 2013      5 comments

As I began growing up--specially with Sohan Singh's exit from our Kitchen Mummy began reigning supreme in the Kitchen.A new phase in our childhood began--I began to get interested in cooking--and my imagination would run wild--My experiments wer... Read more
Of Kitchens........and Kitchens--1!!
Wednesday, January 16, 2013      6 comments

I knew only how to cook basic Food--like the traditional Marathi Dal and Rice combination called "Varan-Bhaath",3-4 types of Vegetable added Potato Curries when Sudhir and I got married.Since I grew up in the erstwhile Indian Punjab, my style of... Read more
The Last Month
Wednesday, January 16, 2013      6 comments

The entire last month has been trying--some self created, some external--but terribly tiring all the same!!When I came home in July with Lotta and Meha I realised that one that the wall behind one of the sections under the Kitchen counter was so... Read more
Friday, January 11, 2013      13 comments

The fact that Sudhir is no longer with me is a Fact---one I'd reverse in the blink of an Eye if I could but it is times when some random incident takes place that brings one back to square one--that's when I question the Maxim "Time is the best ... Read more
Watching The Dawn Break!!
Tuesday, January 08, 2013      14 comments

As a child I was a late riser---specially during the Vacations!!However since nights were often spent reading Library Books in Torchlight--I'd watch the Dawn break on the Horizon often before I slept!!Books were--and still are a Passion--and my ... Read more
A Sense of Deja Vu!!!
Tuesday, January 01, 2013      14 comments

Someone dying is pretty sad---but someone one was aquainted with dying suddenly is a jolt-----specially when it has shades from your own Tragedy a year earlier!!This New Year for me is overshadowed by a deep feeling of Sorrow--the Past is back i... Read more
Steel Drums in New York
Saturday, December 22, 2012      9 comments

I first came across live Steel Drum Music in New York.My father was a fan of Calypso Music of West Indies and he spoke often about the beautiful and catchy Beats it had.For m... Read more
Music and Life Today
Wednesday, December 19, 2012      7 comments

I have always been a Radio Fan more than a T.V. one----maybe because of the Era I grew up in.For me Nostalgia means Memories of listening to the Music while falling asleep----in my childhood it was the Radio that played softly in the background ... Read more
Christmas through the Years
Sunday, December 16, 2012      8 comments

Oberoi Clarkes at Shimla The Mall in the Snow ... Read more
Wednesday, December 12, 2012      10 comments

Hotel Shrikhand,Sarahan Daybreak on Shrikhand Peak ... Read more
Tuesday, December 11, 2012      8 comments

Golconda Fort Purani Haveli Cha... Read more
Monday, December 10, 2012      6 comments

Shammi Kapoor Shashi Kapoor Kashmir has always been a favourite location for Filmmakers of Bollywood... Read more

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