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Fried Yam Cubes – A Taste Of Freedom


As we go through the fluid motions of life – conforming to norms, rules and regulations, and expectations – we must remember to take pleasure in the little things that make life enjoyable. When my sister and I were young, my parents gave us cycles of our own; we were encouraged to ride them (within … Continue reading

Nenthra Pazhapulissery – Water Lilies and Sweet Melodies


“A thing of beauty is a joy forever.” – John Keats While in Kerala recently, I saw this beautiful Aambal flower in the languidpond. It struck a chord  in  my heart . This wonderful  flower  has been a source of inspiration for many a Malayali  poet. Innumerable immortal melodies like “Alliyaambal kadavillinnarakkyu vellam annu nammal … Continue reading

Custard Pudding with Ginger Biscuits – Planets and Stars and The Milky Way


I remember the time when my sister and I took  our children to  the Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium. The sight of the stars and the planets mesmerised them. The realism had a sort of 3D effect on them – a space traveller goes through the rounds.  After the first visit they were hooked;  and it was … Continue reading