Category Zephyr Times

Coming full circle–my journey of faith

The journey has been long–painful at times, exhilarating at others, but coming full circle has never been so enriching.

What kind of friend are you?

I have often wondered about what makes a friendship either tick or zonk out.

Idli-dosas and Me!

The humble idli has gone places and is even celebrating a World Idli Day! #WorldIdliDay

A rose called Happiness

In the rose patches were tiny tight buds and bits of bright colour trying to burst through the green leaves holding them prisoners.

Do you recall the brands from your childhood? – I

Remember some of the brands of the mid 20th century? Come, walk back in time with me…

It’s fun being a ‘har-topic-wali’ blogger!

Come February, Cybernag would complete nine years, one shy of a decade. And just like that, I began thinking of the beginning…. I had started blogging at a time when blogging was still ‘web logging’ in practice, though the terms ‘blogging’ and ‘blogger’ had already been coined and in use. We bloggers were full of […]

With Rama in my heart….

The exploits of Krishna were no doubt interesting, and he was a hero in my little eyes; but at six, it was Rama who appealed to my emotions when I heard his story as a six-year-old.

Ayyappa, here I come!

S was all excited about visiting ‘Shabarimala.’

To Sir, with Love, 50 years on!

He laid the foundation for my craft and so lives on, in every sentence I write.

Where Are The Fun Games We Played?

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 […]

‘Touching’ across continents

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!

Traditional stoves – sigri, kumutti and more….

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.

What makes for ‘authentic’ food?

Is there anything as the ‘only authentic version of a dish’?