Roadtrip to the Music City: Nashville

Road trip to Nashville, TN Hoover, AL; 06/21/2021; 8:45 am After a quick stop at the pet boarding to drop off Cutey for pet boarding, we took a pit stop at Oil Express to change oil and check tires of our Nissan Rogue to ensure a smooth drive on our holiday. Once the mechanic at…… Continue reading Roadtrip to the Music City: Nashville

Coffee table

A coffee table is the centerpiece of the living room, of every social conversation conducted in the home. It is what gives the home a finished look. I have always had a coffee table, no matter where I live – be it India, Sweden, Japan. In fact, it has always been one of the first…… Continue reading Coffee table

Black Gold

Gardening can be as easy as breathing, and as cheap as air, if you just know how! Read the story to know how I fell in love with this art, and also get some tips and tricks from Vijaya, my Green Goddess, who coax even a rock to bloom into a tree.

The aam Aam Panna

A few days ago, I was at the Indian store to refill my stock of masalas (spices) and chai (tea), when my gaze landed on a basket of mangoes sitting innocently on one of the counters. I froze. Literally. Froze. And then it hit me hard. The calendar is on May. MAY!! For most desis…… Continue reading The aam Aam Panna

The Inky Path

We all know that Pen is mightier than the sword. However, did you know that, not all pens are equal! The ink pen, a.k.a fountain pen, is undoubtedly, the mightiest! Social media has a funny way of taking you down the memory lane. Just yesterday, in one of the groups I follow, someone posted an image…… Continue reading The Inky Path

Marketing (grocery/vegetable shopping)

“Please give me your kaapdi pishvi (cloth bag) and some sutte paise (loose change).” These are usually the first words out of my mouth on the first morning every time I land in India. Without fail. Every single time. After the first few times, like my many other ‘stunts’, my mother got over the initial shock,…… Continue reading Marketing (grocery/vegetable shopping)

Blue Thumbs Go Farm to Table!

With 2020 packing most of us in the safety of our homes, I had to do something to keep my spirits up, to stay positive. A quick look in the kitchen revealed a bottle of fenugreek methi seeds. The discovery reminded me of an experiment I’d done as a child. Soak the seeds overnight, when you…… Continue reading Blue Thumbs Go Farm to Table!