This lockdown is making various things of various people...and a chef of me! Of the various things I have tried this lockdown, today was the best...Chole chaval for lunch and chole tikki chat for dinner! Chole chawal - world’s best comfort food for long family lunches on Sunday afternoons! And a small chat-party at home … Continue reading The lockdown chef!
A 5 year-old's day is made when her favorite teacher gives her a handmade card at school! I am sure she will sleep with this card under her pillow for several days to come! 😘😘
This was their inaugural marathon. And it didn’t appear they had hired any external event organizers. Meaning, the police force managed the whole event themselves! Commendable work, considering it was their first event! What with over 15000 runners participating from many countries and 1000’s of their own colleagues from police force from various places in … Continue reading Maharashtra Police International Marathon – 2020. A recap.
We executed this itinerary from Mumbai during the Christmas break of 2019, and had a great time, with young cranky kids, mind you!😁 The itinerary allows enough time at each of these places to appreciate the 'must-visit' ruins, and other significant places of interest, and should suffice for anybody who wants to appreciate the ruins … Continue reading A 4-day itinerary to Hampi, Badami, Aihole and Pattadakal
2 mins till the school bus comes. A dear friend is yearning to play something, anything, in this time. Collecting these fallen, fragrant flowers sounds just about the right thing to do!
When you are in Saurashtra, the cutting chai of Mumbai takes on a different meaning altogether! Ardhi cha, translating to roughly "half a tea", in all parts of Saurashtra would yield you a strong milky tea in a saucer, locally called rakaabi, that you stick to your lower lip and sip from, ideally making a … Continue reading Ek ardhi cha!
The Shiva temple complex at the Pattadakal town houses 9 Shiva temples built by the Chalukya King's in 7th and 8th century. It combines northern Indian (the leftmost and middle temple in the picture above) and Southern Indian style of architecture (the right most temple in the picture). Legend has it that this was the … Continue reading Ancient temples at Pattadakal