Posted in Pensive Pondering, Uncategorized

The hit formula: the wild and the sassy

Over the weekend I watched ‘Bareilly ki Barfi’: a delightful Bollywood movie based in a small and upcoming town in India. The central premise of the movie is that the female lead ‘Bitti’ is arguably the unconventional girl, the one who rebels and tries to breakaway from the so-called societal norms. She drinks, she shares a smoke with her father; and even curses. Far from the small town upbringing of ‘regular girls’, she is infuriated when a potential match asks her if she is a virgin. And these very traits in Bitti draw a handsome young man towards her – and her towards him as his ‘he is broadminded’ .

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Posted in Being Mommy

I am a Google mom!

I have always felt that kids are really smart – and today’s generation probably smarter. Smart kids ask questions. And lots of them! My five year old – ‘A’ is also a curious chatterbox with incessant questions. The questions can be on topics that are straightforward, silly, obvious; or they can be tough, or with answers I once knew but forgot, or about something I don’t know at all! Like the other day when this conversation transpired: Continue reading “I am a Google mom!”

Posted in Pensive Pondering, Uncategorized

Letter to the Husband

Dear Husband,

I choose not to speak but to write this as I know my words may unsettle you. However please remember my love for you remains forever true.

I left my home and opted to stay with you not because my family didn’t want me anymore; but because I chose to make a family with you and your people

I relinquished my identity and adopted your name not because I didn’t like mine; but because I chose to be yours completely. Continue reading “Letter to the Husband”

Posted in Colours of India, Travelogue

Mumbai – Another year, a different view (Part 1)

Mumbai – the city of dreams, the city that never sleeps, the city with the most awesome spirit and always open arms!  My tryst with Mumbai began ten years ago, and the city is my home today. This month as I celebrate another birthday and another year of mine in Mumbai, I was actually reminiscing the days I have spent here….And I realised, there are so many things I have not done here yet, so many places I haven’t visited yet…So this year, apart from all the gifts I received, I decided to gift myself the opportunity to look at the city with a new lens. Continue reading “Mumbai – Another year, a different view (Part 1)”

Posted in Pensive Pondering, Uncategorized

Time for the NEW

Beautiful Spring!

The old ones leave and depart, making way for the new…pretty tender leaves springing from the grand old tree outside my window 🙂
Such is life too. The old makes way for new. All you need is to continue the nourishment deep inside.
#spring #colors #springtime #nature #naturephotography #positivity #lifeisbeautiful#lifelessons #newbeginnings #newlife #natureisbeautiful #natureteaches#lifegoeson

Posted in Palate Penchant

Peshawari @ ITC Grand Maratha: Timeless classic

I visited Peshawari at ITC Grand Maratha for the first time around 10 years ago…and fell in love with the food there! The love still remains – for the same, luscious fare: the Dal Bukhara, the Paneer Khurchan, Vegetarian platter and the naans/kulchas.

Amongst all the eateries across that I have been to; and even the ones within ITC, Peshawari is probably a league apart. The simple, concise menu of the choicest North-Western Frontier food consisting of kebabs, tandoori delicacies and the bukhara recipes with rich gravies and mild spices, leave you gastronomically satiated; but asking for more. Being a vegetarian, I of course do not have the privy to comment on the non-veg platters, kebabs and curries; but whenever I have had friends and colleagues join for a meal, have only heard how they have gotten bowled over (and mocked at what I am missing!). Continue reading “Peshawari @ ITC Grand Maratha: Timeless classic”