HEALTH SCARE

Some time back, I had a horrible health scare. The first few days, I ignored it… successfully. Then, I couldn’t. What if I really was very, very sick? Worry for my child, my husband and my parents clouded everything else out. Once I had calmed down a little, the cynical part of my brain asked,…

The Blue Umbrella by Ruskin Bond

There are some books and some authors which are guaranteed to make you feel better whatever your mood. One such author for me is Ruskin Bond. Reading a Ruskin Bond book is like sitting peacefully by a river while a cool breeze teases your hair and bird’s music fills your heart. Soothing and calming. Almost…

Quest for a House

I have an uncle who has lived in a rented house since the time he got married. He started out on rent because his father’s house was too small to hold one more person, even a petite woman like my aunt. ‘Just a year on rent and then we will buy our own house, however…

When wishes shouldn’t come true..

Have you ever wished anybody the worst? We all do that at times, right? An impossible boss, an infuriating relative or just someone who always hurts your feelings… Somebody should hurt them or that they should have a fall or an accident even! We can’t help having such thoughts and at times even desperately hoping…

The Good, The Bad and The Smug by Tom Holt

You know how I discovered Tom Holt…? By reading the Mapp & Lucia books written by him. I had finished all written by E.F.Benson, found two more written by somebody called Tom Holt and gobbled them like the rest. I couldn’t believe somebody could have so seamlessly taken over E.F.Benson’s books. Had I not already…

Chicken Shami Kebab

Try this dish when your body is craving proteins and yumminess both at the same time. Traditionally made with red meat in patties form, this is a variation which uses tender chunks of chicken while retaining all the flavours of the original mutton shami kebab. I have always had a love-hate relationship with red meat….

Creamy Veggies Pasta (sans flour)

Ingredients: 250 gms boiled pasta of your choice 1 large onion, chopped 1 carrot, grated 1 capsicum, cut into long, thin slices ½ cup boiled corn 2 tablespoon black olives 1 green chilli or 1 teaspoon black pepper powder 5-6 pods of chopped garlic or 2 teaspoon garlic powder 1 tablespoon tomato puree 2 tablespoon…