Eggcelent snack

Stumbled upon this lovely recipe on a Facebook group page. Utterly simple. Crack an egg into a little cup that is oven proof. .don’t let the yolk break. sprinkle a cup of fresh chopped spinach. Add a pinch of salt, dried herbs, pepper powder and drizzle with half a teaspoon of olive oil. Bake in a preheated oven for about ten minutes. Amazingly healthy. . Smell-free and yummy too. Please try! ! Continue reading Eggcelent snack

Nilanjana Roy’s BRILLIANT article

Originally posted on nilanjana s roy:
Surpanakha, cast as the dark-skinned, monstrous outsider.(Image found on http://mythologica.fr/hindou/surpanakha.htm) (Published in the Business Standard, 8th January 2013)  In times of trouble, turning to the great epics is always useful: their ancient bloodstained lines are reminders that we do not have a premium on violence, rape and corpses. Over the centuries, the Ramayana and the Mahabharata have become India’s default epics, eclipsing the Rajatarangini, the Cilapatikkaram and other equally powerful legends in the mainstream imagination. While this is a loss, both epics offer an insight into the way rape works in India. Five stories… Continue reading Nilanjana Roy’s BRILLIANT article

King-size Chess, anyone?

At a time when iPads and Nintendos rule the roost, it can be quite difficult for a parent to get children to sit down and play a ‘real‘ board game. I have always had a soft corner for board games like Othello, Monopoly, Connect 4, etc. because I feel they enrich us. Games like Chess, for example, help us develop not just concentration but also strategic thinking. And what better age to introduce this, than childhood? Believe it or not, I did not have the fortune of learning to play Chess during my childhood. A neighbour once offered to teach … Continue reading King-size Chess, anyone?

Monday’s child in 2012

Well, many of you would have heard of the Monday’s Child poem/rhyme before. For those who haven’t, here it is: Mondays child is fair of face, Tuesdays child is full of grace, Wednesdays child is full of woe, Thursdays child has far to go, Fridays child is loving and giving, Saturdays child works hard for his living, And the child that is born on the Sabbath day Is bonny and blithe, and good and gay. Now I have to admit that my sibling and I actually believed that rhyme to be true, and would often use it to tease each other. … Continue reading Monday’s child in 2012

The good wife

Just came across a very interesting creative writing initiative by Auset. She gives a prompt for each day, and you have 10 minutes to write about it. And write anything 🙂 So, Writing Prompt #1: Opening Line Her mother always said she would make a good wife. My take – as always, a 55-er, as that is the easiest way out 😉 ——— ‘Her mother always said she would make a good wife.She was pretty, docile and had no bad habits. Atleast, no boys!Years passed. Prince Charming hadn’t arrived.Finally. ‘Mum, I’m getting married. I love Sam’’Sam who?’ Mum asked excitedly.‘Samantha’‘What? … Continue reading The good wife

Pull ’em apart!!

And finally!!! After drooling long enough over posts by Mon of ‘Sin-A-Mon’ fame and by lots of other blog buddies (Deeps, Smitha to name a few), I have finally managed to shake the laziness off, and put up these pictures. The famous garlic-pull-apart-buns 🙂 Okay, so I didn’t have coriander, therefore decided to turn them into ‘Sun-dried-tomato and garlic pull-apart buns’. Warning: The pack of sun-dried tomatoes I had were on the salty side 😦 so next time I’ll have to be more cautious! (And this is my Little Prince having fun with the dough)And these are ready to go … Continue reading Pull ’em apart!!