Category Zephyr Times
If one were to go to any upmarket locality in a metro with its high-rises, one can’t hear the full-throated cries and laughter of children as they played random games. It makes me wonder, what has happened to all the games that children played with gay abandon and loads of fun – as recently as […]
We have come a long way from fiddling helplessly with keyboard as we Skype with our granddaughter. But the excitement and joy are still the same as we ‘enter’ each other’s homes!
The three-stone-wood-stove goes as far back in time as the discovery of fire and astonishingly still being used, much like the other invention – the wheel.
Is there anything as the ‘only authentic version of a dish’?
Sing along or play these hand-picked road trip songs on your next trip! Don’t forget to watch them – each one is unique, accompanied by interesting trivia.
When are you going back to the future in terms of cooking utensils? They are all the rage now.
If Navaratri comes, can sundal be far behind? For it is that naivedyam that is offered to the Devi and then distributed to everyone who visits your home for kolu and/or haldi-kumkum. Children get an extra-large packet 🙂 Though sundal is a naivedyam for Ganesh Chaturthi too, its association with Navaratri is unmistakable for the above reason […]
Back in my childhood, Durga Puja brought with it drumbeats and terror. I don’t know why we were so terrified of the drums, but we used to rush blindly in the opposite direction of the drums when we heard the beats.
It is a pity that many of the games that were played a couple of generations ago have become virtually ‘extinct’ today.
For any relationship to thrive, the most important thing needed is space – not necessarily physical.
An L&M post for Valentine’s Day, especially since neither of us give it even a thought? Gasp! My regular readers are sure to do a double take when they see the title and read the post, for this one is a little ‘hatke’. The man himself was mighty pleased and smiled smugly. After all, he has […]
The Navratri kolu itself is a showcase of the artistic and aesthetic sensibilities of the people and is a combined effort of all the members of the family.celebrated in different ways around the country.
My maids have the biggest complaint against me – I ‘control’ them. Controlling what, you ask? The flow of water, of course! Yes, I am a control freak that way. So much so that I try to be in the kitchen when they wash the vessels. But it is of no use. The tap gushes […]