Movies at Home

If you were born in the early eighties, you would understand the excitement. Movies at home meant cozy nights spent around the idiot box, dinner and chores completed earlier than usual and in full cooperation, past curfew time in pyjamas and blankets, with only TV rays illuminating the room, to watch a Hollywood or Bollywood…

Ramprasad ki Tehrvi

How does YOUR family look like? While some of us may allege picture perfect responses to the above question, we all undeniably suffer from mild to severe cases of dysfunctionality in family relationships – complicating, straining and even estranging each other for self sanity or self centredness, whichever necessary. The movie set in UP, begins…

The Cook of Castamar

My husband never proposed. Not even during the five months preceding the wedding, after six years of dating. I never had the fortune (or misfortune) to hear the three magic words, or experience the grand gestures traditionally associated with a wedding proposal. He simply asked me once what the Church would require for a mixed…

Currant Buns

Makes : 10 buns Preparation time: 30 minutes + proving Baking time : 10 – 12 minutes 450 g strong white bread flour 25 g butter 25 g caster sugar 1 tsp salt 1 tsp fast action dried yeast 300 ml warm, semi skimmed milk 125 g currants For the glaze: 1 tablespoon granulated sugar…

It Begins with Us…

“I dedicate the success of this day to my darling husband, without whose support, none of what you may have witnessed today would have possible!” The speaker was an old school friend of mine, a new mother who was celebrating the Indian Christening ceremony or Hindu Naming over a Zoom video among other friends, colleagues…

Judging the Types

A chance encounter with the infamous or famous (whichever you are inclined to resonate) Myers Briggs Personality Test, some years ago turned me into woman beset upon knowing each one’s type. I was known for jumping to conclusions immediately after a casual conversation, and if you were an unfortunate close acquaintance, you would be fiendishly…

Day Overrated

Happy Valentine’s Day … Call me overbearingly pessimistic but I have never quite understood the hype that surrounds one of the biggest days of the year which happens to be just another day of the working week , just a bit more red and all sorts of fuzzy. Maybe it’s the singleness of my age…

The run through Zurich

Does Wisdom come with age? Have you ever had such a scenario to think about it? Do the elders always get it right? Google seemed confused as well. My ultimate help to most 3 am questions had ample pages of both sides of the debate. Many explained wisdom came with age because with age comes…

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