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Cool Mango Drink – One Fine Summer Evening


It was summer in Bangalore – the holiday season –  the season of mangoes. As the day melted into the evening, the children set off on their cycles to the Association library. Within an hour, they were back home, talking nineteen to the dozen. And with good reason; as they were invited to take part in … Continue reading

Uzhunnu Vada /Urud Dal Vada – Golden Moments


One of the most defining moments of a mother is when her baby begins to utter her first few words and so it was with me. One among them was ‘ Belle’, to my thrilled sister. Since Belle translates to ‘beautiful woman’ in French, she wouldn’t have any other. As children, we have shared a … Continue reading

Besan Laddoos – Life – The Supreme Gift


If you can dream – and not make dreams your master; If you can think – and not make thoughts your aim; If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster And treat those two impostors just the same; If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken Twisted by knaves to make a trap … Continue reading

Dosa, Chutney and Filter Coffee-The South Indian Life Line


Today the main artery of Bangalore. M.G.Road is  teeming with vehicles and pedestrians. We seldom go there now, since there are  malls and shops dotting each locality. In the eighties, M.G.Road was where we used to go for eating out or shopping or just chilling out with friends  in the evenings. I am nostalgic about … Continue reading

Vegetable Cutlets – Carrot and Beetroot Cutlets – Awaiting a New Dawn


A few years ago,I used to drop my grandson at school. Everyday, as he and the other children walked  to the classroom with their huge schoolbags swinging from side to side, I used to feel a twinge of pain. Such heavy burden for such small kids! Every child has a right to be a child, … Continue reading

Grilled Cheese Sandwich – Pudina Chutney – An Evening In The Seventies


Before TV took centre-stage in our lives, our weekend evenings were spent at Plaza, Rex, Lido…  especially Plaza with its fascinating wooden dance floor,  the defunct bar in the corner and  black and white photographs of Elizabeth Taylor, Gregory Peck and Richard Burton on the walls which took us to another era. I remember  an … Continue reading

RAVA UPMA – The Simple Rava Upma/Uppumavu shows the way


As you go through life in its wonderful journey of ups and downs, every experience contributes to the learning curve of this fascinating landscape. My first experience of real cooking was when we had guests come over at our new home. I went through the recipe books my mother had given me and decided that the … Continue reading