Tasty Garlic bread I made with make-do ingredients @ home

I had made Thai curry for lunch last weekend to go with flavoured rice made using mint and cloves. When your dishes are that fancy, you begin to aspire to add just one sophisticated ingredient. Looking at the fresh loaf of grain bread, I decided to go for it.  But I have never thought making…

Home cooking: Indianised Pumpkin Thai Curry

I was on a cooking spree this weekend and I was feeling pretty adventurous. So I thought why not try Thai curry at home. When I opened the fridge I saw pumpkin and capsicum stacked and decided to go with Pumpkin Thai curry as I thought it was convenient. But man was the process long…

Why I cannot stop reading Chick Literature

I will probably never stop reading Chick literature, which is my guilty pleasure. I love to fantasise about living in that ideal world and just be lost in there couple of hours.  For people who don’t know what a Chick Lit is, it is the kind of book guys avoid and the ones that make…

Random musings on a rainy day

This is something I wrote randomly on a rainy Sunday evening sitting by the window holding a cup of freshly brewed coffee. I was looking at the tree and drops of rain on its leaves. Suddenly I was transported to a whole new world and this is what I saw. It was just half past…

Dheeran Adigaram Onru: I would love to see more of this kind

The feeling of having watched a good movie lingers long after it was over. It makes you think, it makes you feel. The sad thing is that those movies are so very rare. That is probably why when you get to see a movie worth-watching a sense of satisfaction fills you over.   For me…

What it means to travel solo for an Indian woman

Travelling Solo. Travelling alone in a big bad yet beautiful world, alone. All those wonderful people you are going to meet, who will give you fond memories. Not to mention ‘What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas’ kind of experiences. Ah that sounds so exotic, is it not? It is more so if you are…

High time actor Vijay gives audience a movie we deserve

Mersal, the much hyped Diwali release and the only big budget movie of this year was a kind of movie ruined by bad screenplay and choice of hero. Seriously, what was I expecting? A movie with an actual plot is too much to ask it seems. The movie was meant to celebrate actor Vijay’s 25…

Some aloo chaat and dokla on a rainy day

It is so easy to give into a whole lot of temptations on a rainy day. I’m going to talk only about food cravings here. (Just saying.)    It could be the incessant ‘thup thup’ sound that brings you peace of mind; it could be those cloudy skies and deserted road that gives you the…

It is finally the time to try Korean cuisine in Chennai

I have tried few of the Asian cuisine like Japanese, Chinese (I tried them in Hong Kong), Thai, and Vietnamese. Though all of them have rice and noodles varieties in their cuisine and have only few vegetarian dishes, they are unique in their own way. I love the Japanese subtle flavours and Thai’s coconut based…

Pineapple pasta, Yay!

It is not always an experiment goes right. Let me rephrase. An experiment rarely goes right at the first try, especially when it comes to cooking. But the pineapple pasta in tomato I tried yesterday night, was anything but a failure. The sweetness of the pineapple perfectly matched the acidity of tomato sauce, giving a…

Walking down the memory lane in Nagercoil, a small town I grew up in

I remember evenings the most as I was growing up in a small town in the Southern tip of India, Kanyakumari. Memories of receding sunlight that breaks through the branches of a neem tree; birds returning to their nests after the day’s hunt; a group of five or six children including me playing hide and…