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One-two sentences recipes Palak Paneer

One-two sentences recipes Palak Paneer

I often find that cooking is made to seem unnecessarily complicated. The recipes sometimes seem more complicated than the cooking itself. I am trying to write a one-line or max two-lines recipes. These are tested by me. Quantity of ingredients unless...

Posted on 01-Aug-2019

Three changes we need to protect people's choice

Three changes we need to protect people's choice

Three changes we need to protect people's choice

Political defections are not new. They have been there for decades. At one time, I remember a whole cabinet changed their colours overnight. The anti-defection law came in pretty late in our democracy...

Posted on 31-Jul-2019

Sometimes they are just equals, one is not better than the other.

Sometimes they are just equals, one is not better than the other.


Perhaps in no other field is competitive spirit as clear as it is in sports. The whole existence of sports is to encourage competition. The Olympic motto, Higher, Faster, Stronger says it all. We definitely like to know who is better as an...

Posted on 30-Jul-2019

Pay the price if you break these rules of everyday living

Pay the price if you break these rules of everyday living

1. Bend towards the washbasin while brushing your teeth especially when you are bushing with eyes closed. The toothpaste foam has an affinity for your clothes.
2. Don’t trust your navigation skills across a dark room. Always switch on the lights...

Posted on 05-Jul-2019

Are households different where men run the kitchen?

Are households different where men run the kitchen?

This has nothing to do with gender stereotypes. But it is more common in our country that the woman is in charge of running the kitchen. In most households, as soon as they get up, women enter the kitchen to prepare the breakfast, lunch, lunch-box...

Posted on 01-Jul-2019

The thrill of a discovery of a discovery

The thrill of discovering a discovery


You know many people do it, but you don't know how to do that. For some odd reason, you don't know whom to ask and what exactly to ask. Then by chance, you make the discovery and the thrill knows no bounds.
I have cooked noodles many times and had...

Posted on 29-Jun-2019

Our battle with time - cartoon

Our battle with TIME

Do we have less of it or more of it? It is one resource that befuddles us endlessly. At times it feels, we have so much to do and so little time. At other times it exactly feels the opposite: so much time and so little to do.
I would prefer to think...

Posted on 28-Jun-2019

Do you eat from a plate or a bowl?

Do you eat from a plate or a bowl?

I grew up eating from a plate where only the ‘proper’ things could be mixed. You did not mix up everything. You ate each thing separately with its accompaniments. Later as I grew up, I realized that in contrast to the eating-from-the-plate variety,...

Posted on 14-May-2019