Category Zephyr Times
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 […]
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.
S was all excited about visiting ‘Shabarimala.’
He laid the foundation for my craft and so lives on, in every sentence I write.
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.