Whoever said baking is therapeutic was spot on in his/her assessment. There is nothing quite like the beautiful fragrance of a hot oven containing a cake … Continue reading Baking Cherry Tomato Topped Focaccia
Painting a house is always a huge undertaking in India. First, there is the budget, then choosing the colors and then, the most important, the search for a team of painters who come recommended by at least three different people … Continue reading DIY Project – Painting a wall
These are ‘desi’ Capsicum. ‘Desi’ in reference to vegetables implies that they are non-hybrid and just as god intended them to be. Each of these little darlings measures about 1.5- 2 inches in height compared to the capsicum that we … Continue reading The ‘Desi’ Veggie Delight
The Bangalore Lit Fest is really shining this year with a panel of guest speakers on topics ranging from horror to politics to Bollywood to music. It is definitely a more eclectic viewing this year than the one before. The … Continue reading Bangalore Literature Festival 2014
Palampur had a welcome surprise for me this time around. It welcomed with its very own official and freshly minted book club! The book club meets every third Saturday of the month at the local Coffee Day at 11:00 am. The ladies choose a book each month and their greatest triumph has been the ability to source the books they require from Flipkart, which otherwise does not deliver to our little hill town. The group is an eclectic mix of women from different professions and backgrounds. There are those who are extremely eloquent and sorted in their views and in … Continue reading Palampur Book Club – Month of Poetry
After ages of waiting for a book on Himachali food, I finally found one. I would have almost missed it if my uncle, who loves to cook, hadn’t saved an article from the Tribune about this new find. The book … Continue reading Flavours from the Kangra Valley – A Himachali Cookbook
People have been asking me what I have been doing for the past 20-odd days having been pretty much off-radar. Well, here it is. The sum total of my travels, put up for the perusal of one and all. Mother Google believes that this path can only be traversed by car or by foot. 56 hours by car. Doesn’t seem too long, does it? A pilgrimage indeed! Varanasi was a city vibrating with the echoes of centuries of accumulated tradition and culture, where life still seems to revolve around the meandering course of the Ganga. Delhi seemed … Continue reading Time to travel!
Banaras gets in your veins…….. Continue reading On a day like today….
The Autumn Fairy. She needed a lot of detailing. She seems to have the same lip surgeon as Anoushka Sharma, but I think she is alright. Again, inspired by the book by Linda Ravenscroft. Continue reading the Autumn Fairy – Watercolor