The Vicious Cycle

The voices are back The forgotten pain is biting I’ve bags to pack Coz now even the shadows seem inviting I’d thought Fate had hit the sack, That there was no more need to be fighting. But some things are meant to be forever black, With not even the slightest lighting. I’m done trying, I…

Carrot Thoran

I grew up in a household where people cared more about the side-dish (curries) than the main course (rice/roti). If the rice or rotis ran out, it was forgivable. But not making enough accompaniments was an unpardonable offense that could cause walkouts, silent treatment, hunger strikes (provided there was some secret hoard in the bedroom…

Coconut Rice

Coconut Rice tastes good enough as it is, but you can pair this with nearly anything – raitha, pickle, pappadam, sambar, vegetable korma, or any leftover you like.

Saudade

“My mind tricks me with dreams so realistic,

I wake up with a smile,

because for a moment in some parallel world, you were indeed mine?”

Rain love

“Lashing rains n thunderstorms, Breaking all the seasonal norms Nature does her wildest dance The world around goes into a trance. Clapping thunder booming loud Lightening lighting every cloud Buckets of rain come pouring down As i dance n clap like a happy clown.” I typed out these lines just last night when there was…

Wedding dreams

Like every little girl, I too had a dream wedding, which I cherished in my heart for a long time. It started earlier than it probably should have and ended the same way – earlier than in should have. Both, for all the wrong reasons. Right from when I knew and understood what “marriage” meant,…

A Compilation of Movie reviews from my Facebook statuses: Part III

ABCD: American Born Confused Desi You all country people, you’ll all enjoy Dulqar Salman’s ABCD!!😀 NOT because it is a great movie. But because it is fun, drama, comedy, tragedy, sarcasm all mashed with some (unnecessary) seriousness, rolled out into a 3 hour movie.I don’t have to say further to show how perfectly the movie…

A Compilation of movie reviews from my Facebook statuses: Part II

Pullipulikalum Aattinkuttiyum (Written on : 15th August 2013) (Starring: Kunchako Boban, Namitha Pramod, Harisri Ashokan, Suraj Venjarummood, Shammi Thilakan, KPSC Lalitha, etc) A refreshing movie. Great cinematography, good songs and background score, extremely good acting by everyone and a fresh concept. I completely loved Namitha Pramod- the lead heroine. She has a lovely face, lovelier…

A Compilation of movie reviews from my Facebook statuses: Part I

Memories: The Malayalam Movie (Starring: Prithviraj, Vijayaraghavan, Nedumudi Venu, Meghna Raj, etc) Watched Memories. What can I say? Mind blowing. Excellent.  Fantastic. Too good. The movie is all this AND even more, in spite of some unnecessary stuff. Before I go onto the review, I’ll tell you one thing. I haven’t watched Celluloid or Mumbai…

2 States Movie Review

After watching the trailer innumerable times, reading the trolls & the initial reviews online, 2 states was a movie I had been waiting to watch. My sister too, given the times she would remind me to take her for this movie as soon as it released. The reason I was waiting was because I loved…

100 Happy Days: In pursuit of Happiness!

I made a list of New Year Resolutions for 2014. It had something along the lines of the “New Year New Me” cliché. Sounds too cliché, I know. But different from the previous years, I listed things that are practical and doable. Most resolutions fail because of only two main reasons: skill issue & will…

Chole Masala

Chole masala with vegan option & no-onion-no-garlic option Chole Bhatura is one of the most popular North Indian dishes among South Indians. Go to any of those “pure vegetarian” south Indian places – Aryas, Udupi restaurant, Saravana Bhavan, Abhirami – this will be one of the “safe-to-order” dishes. Order paneer or vegetable fried rice or…