My mind snapped from the trance and realized that I have been staring at the bloody typewriter for the past half hour. Life had made a mockery of my existence and now my mind was devoid of thoughts, ideas … feelings. The dull pain throbbed, a sincere companion for past few days. It had […]
She slipped away from my hands and disappeared almost like a dream. At the edge of the cliff, I frantically search for a glimpse but I could see nothing. The wind roared into my ears rattling my soul like a toy. I gave up. I got up and stood at the edge of the cliff. […]
I wish I could go back in time, I wish I could reciprocate my feelings when I had a chance. I wish I could love you the way you loved me, I was a fool; I did not see it would end this way. I asked for another chance at life, Despite for the […]
Coming to my senses, finally things are clear, How could I be so stupid and wished I was a seer, Blinded in my love for you, Thought it was the same for you. How feeble is your love I see, So shallow and fake as thee. A woman in love is what you saw, […]
Let us give us a chance again in Love, Let us give each other a chance in Love somehow. Somewhere down the lane, we thought we held each other’s hand, However, in reality, we walked further away into some devious wonderland. A wonderland of deceit but beautiful creatures, Creatures that shaped to your heart’s […]
If only you could see my love, If only you could ease my pain. If only you could hold my tears, If only you could touch my soul. If only you could see what you do to my heart, If only you could understand what you, do to me. If only you could only […]
I waited patiently hoping that she would open the door and invite me into her house…into her heart. I just could not leave her…
One Two Buckle my shoe Very early in the morning I felt an abrupt movement beside me. Muffled words slowly crept into my sleepy thoughts. It almost sounded like a lullaby. Then I heard Baby G say “Juju” ( aka milk) I pulled myself out of my bed with every last ounce of energy. If I am late, she would […]
I have to admit that my life has become a bit monotonous that things no longer seem to catch my eye. My life revolves around balancing home, baby, husband and other tonnes of miscellaneous stuff. My writing slowed down to a halt. There are times I wish I could just fly somewhere and get inspired. Finding inspiration […]
I was a happy writer until I begun to doubt myself after entering a novel writing competition for amateurs. The prize was consulting with one of the best publishers of UK and chance of getting your novel published! For an aspiring writer, it is a dream come true. It was the first time I tried […]
Another year is coming to an end. This year personally has been a blessing as my daughter turned 1 and feeling content that as parents we are growing. We are striving to do everything in our power to be the best role model and provider for our child. I am sure this is what every couple would […]
War may sometimes be a necessary evil. But no matter how necessary, it is always an evil, never a good. We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each other’s children ~ JIMMY CARTER The brutality and bloodshed, The earth remains the silent witness and has now turned red. People either […]
“We can’t jump off bridges anymore because our iPhones will get ruined. We can’t take skinny dips in the ocean because there’s no service on the beach and adventures aren’t real unless they’re on Instagram. Technology has doomed the spontaneity of adventure and we’re helping destroy it every time we Google, check-in, and hashtag.” ― […]
Little girls are the nicest things that happen to people. They are born with a little bit of angel shine about them, and though it wears thin sometimes there is always enough left to lasso your heart. . . — Alan Beck A year ago, my husband and I got a perfect gift. Our Baby […]
I see a silhouette, the curve of your chubby cheek, Your tiny hands reaching out whimpering in the night – poor child, I hold you closer humming a song and letting you know that its all right. My mind forever plays a thousand questions, Will you still come to me when you are a teen? […]
Just when I thought marriage brings the absolute change in life… A fragile, quivering, puppy-eyed bambina changed my perception … Suddenly everything revolves around this tiny, angelic being. Thoughts all gravitate towards her health, her sleep, her nutrition, her burps, the number of wet diapers in a day….the list goes endless. Waking up in the […]
Finally after 9 months of sharing my body with my child and hours of labor pain, she is finally in our arms !! Now she has turned 1 month and I have to admit it is a roller-coaster ride of late-nighters, dirty diapers and a newfound obsession for her burps after feeding. Thank God my mom […]
I always have been a mastermind for surprises in my family, but never realized that I would ever fall prey for one. Just a few weeks before, we had planned a surprise baby shower for the couple Merin and Sanil and the party was an instant hit. The exciting bit of the baby shower is the […]
I had a nickname until I was 5, when mom n dad suddenly decided to change our names. I transformed to Tania and my brother suggested his name “Dennis” from the popular Dennis the Menace comics. I do not remember the details of my early childhood and whether the name brought any impact or luck […]
I have heard that pregnant women crave for really weird things at odd hours and enjoy weird combinations which may sound even taboo to the others! Ask a husband who went through the “preggy” phase of life and you will be astonished as to what he experienced and his various marathon adventures. All I crave […]
As a daughter, my Father is my first HERO. My Father is my silent hero; you must be wondering why I referred dad as a “Silent Hero”. Happy to explain 🙂 He never gave bold boisterous speeches on winning but he guided us to understand the importance of participation, consistency and especially the importance of […]
Weekly Writing Challenge: Threes I came across this blog on weekly writing challenges by TheDailyPost which I have found to be quite intriguing. MY TAKE ON THE PICTURE My eyes surf the ceiling while I anxiously wait for the doctor as she examines me. “The cervix has dilated but it’s not time”, the doctor tells […]
I thank God for constantly changing my life and making it worth living every second. As we step into adulthood, we tend to appreciate life and see things in a very different perspective. I guess that is what we call growing up or growing old. What changed my life currently? The Thadathil family had a […]
“Lets play”, Sandra runs towards the playground. As she looks behind, the boy she likes just froze in his place and looks at the sky above him. Before she could call out to him, he vaporizes in thin air leaving behind a trail of dust. The frightened Sandra runs home screaming all the way and […]
Being the youngest of the family had its perks and fun. My parents were the nurturing ones literally. Even when I was 28, my dad used to iron my clothes for the next day and my mom prepared and packed my lunch as I rushed to work. My mom was my stylist who would shrug […]
A prayer I say – a word or two, Let these lips speak to please you. I may close my eyes and shed a tear, Lift me up and undo my fear. Your eyes so just and filled with love, You have love for me but how ?? You hold me up and raise my […]
I close my eyes to soak in the serenity around me. I hear the gushing waves of the ocean and feel the gentle breeze on my face. Soaking my feet in the therapeutic waters, I release my thoughts out to Mother Nature. As I open my eyes and gaze lazily across the shore, I see […]
Age to women is like kryptonite to Superman ~ Kathy Lette I will be turning 30 soon. I have read people make long lists on what they will do before they turn 30. I wish I could share the same enthusiasm but turning 30 is like swallowing a huge vitamin pill. Past few months, I could scarcely […]
My dearest friend, You will be embarking into a place where everything will be new and different. As you step into this world, there will be places which your feet can get wet, this is the time when your better half will carry you in his arms and take you across. Now you will have […]
She was just months when I held her in my arms for the first time. How time flies and now she is 1. Here is my letter to you Joann, once you begin to read and understand I know you would find this letter rather amusing. Dear Jo, I fell in love with you the […]
I had the habit of maintaining a journal from the time I could remember. It transcended from some occasional scribbles to grumblings to sweet-nothing stories to poems to day to day events to best and funny moments in my life and then to finally nothing…. I can now barely recognize my journal as it lies in […]
I was just glancing through the paper and I see this – It is so sad.. these children are our future and it is almost heartbreaking to see how ruthlessly they were killed in a chemical warfare. This unsettling fear of insecurity feels my mind and I know we are no longer safe in this […]
Your brother is always the first male friend you will have in your life. Nobody will ever be able to understand your craziness like your brother and although you don’t see each other as much as you’d like, he will always remain your friend and be there for you when you need him the most. While […]
I read this article about people applying to travel to Mars… and stay there for good !! It sounds like some Sci-Fi movie minus the aliens of course! The whole project is called Mars One. Their aim is to establish human settlement in Mars by 2023. There were around 100,000 applications for the one-way trip […]
My first mermaid sighting was Ariel, the little Mermaid on Television 😀 As a child, such creatures were a huge fascination especially when they look so much like us. I got interested in a claim that Mermaids can actually be real and many were spotted at different countries. The descriptions of the sighting were eerily […]
DISCLAIMER : The following videos are highly graphical and I suggest that the weak stomach and pregnant women (who have puking tendencies) to not watch these videos. Ok guys, we have all heard and read about the various “fast” food sold during the Beijing Olympics. For those who aren’t aware of it , check out […]
It is a crazy twisted world out there and we humans are slowing turning into animals preying not only on women but children too !!! Now the method men have adopted to avenge women is throwing acid to their faces. If a girl rejects or does not reciprocate any liking then this is the permanent […]
Dear Readers, Want to do the right thing at the right time when it comes to relationships? Lets see an example on the perspectives of a Husband and Wife Dear Husband, I know work is important and you justify your long hours to providing the best for the people you love. But don’t let work […]
I am sure at least 60% of people have lost their phones at some point of their life. I lost my phone at the airport years ago. I spent over an hour informing the concerned officials to check the plane and went to the lost and found to report the lost phone but I never […]
I am a proud owner of a Kindle. As a fervent reader, it is the best technology that could happen to book worms like me. Its like having a library in your fingertips. No worries of losing any books, no lending books anymore ( esp b’cos you don’t get them back). Your own personal collection […]
Have you felt anytime that the people around you seem to do better? A friend who recently went to Mauritius for a second honeymoon,an ex-colleague who landed up getting a better job – three times your salary, bunch of old girlfriends ‘catch-up’ for dinner. Someone attending a concert, someone having those bollywood based weddings…. etc […]
An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity. ~Martin Luther King, Jr. The year 2012 has been a year of painful disasters, deaths and immense trauma. Yet we “move on” because these disasters, death, trauma happened elsewhere and […]
Dear Sister, We cannot change what happened to you and we hold our head in shame the day your heart stopped beating. But when your heart stopped, it triggered many hearts in rhythm to fight for justice. We will never let your death be in vain ! It started as a regular day but filled […]
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” When all the world dissolves, and every creature shall be purified All places shall be hell that are not heaven. ” ~ CHRISTOPHER MARLOWE My heart is beating fast, I can hear them beating next to my ears. My skin is crawling as the blood boils. I scream and shout as I can feel […]
As I walk through the mystical woods of forbidden things, I came across a beautiful basket beside a huge tree. The basket was made of straw. It was partially covered, satin fabric flowing out as something moved inside of it. The basket has a big bow at the handle. I thought to myself it would probably […]
Reporter: ” Mr.Lungs I was looking for a story and thought I would write something about you. Would you help me with this ? “ Lungs: ” Sure, I think it is very important for youngsters to know about their body before “… *mumbling* Reporter: ” Mr.Lungs, I dont understand what you are saying ” […]
Mother Nature’s basic trait is Balance and displays it remarkably. It is the result of this balance, we live our life the way we are and some people also would support that the cosmic energies modulate the way we think and act. Why i talk about nature is to point out how just and right […]
“You don’t have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces – just good food from fresh ingredients.” – Julia Child
I never knew that I would end up writing a MORAL STORY FOR EVERY CULINARY ADVENTURE. My last week was quite eventful since I had a lot to learn. I tried to reinvent and refurbished some common simple recipes into culinary “so-called-masterpieces” ( LOL ).
I tried out Brussels sprouts for the first time. As soon as I dropped the sprouts in hot olive oil, the house smelt like heaven. The fragrance was too indulgent and mouthwatering.
MORAL : Do not overcook the Brussels sprouts – it becomes taste-less. It must be crunchy !!
Brussels sprouts accompanied with hearty boiled eggs and bread
Sometimes I think the only thing that prevents me from being a perfect dieter will be Noodles. To top off the indulgent “maggi” – pair it with eggs. To pardon myself for my indulgent damnation – I threw in some sauteed zucchini for the extra crunch factor.
MORAL : Always cook the eggs at the end. You dont want your eggs to be cold and soggy.
Maggi Noodles and Egg with Zucchini
Now I was addicted to Brussels sprouts and I would put it in almost everything. Today I had made pasta with cherry tomatoes, Brussels sprouts and reinvented the garlic bread with Arabic bread. A pseudo-Italian way of having pasta .
MORAL : Always use fresh garlic and not powered garlic. You end up with “garlic” fingers for the whole week.
Farfalle pasta with cherry tomatoes, brussels sprouts and garlic bread
I have a confession and I know you would have figured it out….. I love pasta and if I have to eat it everyday of my life I would gladly do so. Today I made pasta with turkey sausage, cherry tomatoes, capsicum and tomato sauce. It was a beautiful spread of sauce on that white pasta. I would have preferred wheat.
MORAL : It is better to mix the pasta and sauce before serving else if you are a messy eater you will end up cleaning your living room couch and yourself.
Fusilli with sausage + Red sauce
I found this new “breed” of pasta. This multi-vegetable ( multi-color) pasta is definitely a must-try-it-out-yourself fad. A succulent bologonese sauce with shredded aubergine . Splendid !!!
MORAL : Adding more veggies will only heighten the taste of pasta. Nothing can replace that !
Potato Stuffing – Long task but was worth it. Stuffed potato with sour cream and chives. Yes, that is mozzarelllllla (ooh la la) cheese.
MORAL : Make sure the potatoes are cooled before you scoop out the potato if you don’t have time – always keep a batch of ice to cool off your blistered fingers.
Bruschetta with garlic sauce, feta stuffed chilies and mozzarella cheese with hummus dipping
MORAL : You wont require any dipping once you see these hot babes popping out from the oven…. Nice and crispy
Bruschetta – Snack Away
So what have I earned after all these lessons ??? A big dipper badge slapped right across my arm !
A Big Dipper Badge ! 😉
I had always considered myself as a loner, a person who would not stick to one kind of friend nor in one particular group.. you can say I am free-spirited when I make friends. The good part of it all is that you are surrounded by people who like you and enjoy your company.
The downside of it .. well since you are not in any group or have a particular set of friends….the tendency to be forgotten is easy. Its like the room is filled with people but you are just standing there by yourself at the corner. Trust me it is not a good place to be at !
I have to say there are some people who are always in the background.. you may have ignored them or “moved on ”. These people slowly seeps into your life for short span of time and vanish completely like the morning dew. This post is dedicated for those peeps who has always been that way but never let me feel alone.
My old friends are back and it does make a difference in my life.. I have to say I have changed.. I am no longer a LONER.
Go ahead, follow me till the end
South Indian Cuisine – Idli and Sambar
North Indian Cuisine – Rajma ( Red Kidney Beans ) and Rice
Dal ( Lentil Soup ) and Paneer (Indian Cheese ) – Capsicum Mix
A Closeup of Paneer and Capsicum Sabzi
Thadathil Cuisine – Beetroot in Youghurt
So, how to make food look good even if it may not taste that spectacular ?
Presentation and close-up shots 😉
Anyone hungry ?? 😀
I used to spend copious amount of time just looking out of my window. Making stories of how I would meet the right one.
I come back to senses when I find my mom patting my shoulder asking me if I have listened to anything she said.
My mother tried to break my shell of seclusion and was worried about me.
She even questioned me if I had a best friend and I wondered what the hell that meant. Life was so less complicated before that.
This question lingered so much in my mind that I blurted it to my friend over the phone. She replied to it saying “It’s not something you should ask …”
I again found myself in a confusion asking myself now what the hell was that ?
Going from school to college, I learnt and went ahead with whole new hope and aspirations. Made friends with a whole new bunch of people but being a common friend between two enemies ( bad idea )
I found myself in different situations leading me to ask myself what shit am I in?
Surviving the emotional turmoil of adulthood, I go for my masters in Germany. I am in this foreign land with foreign people speaking a foreign language. I stand at the bus-stop in the middle of nowhere thinking where the hell I am??
A boy steals me of my thoughts, my brain refuses to work and I refuse to hear to my heart and ask myself over and over again,
Why the hell am I feeling this way?
In my life, I have had my share of confusions leading to reality-checks,
but it made me what I am today.
Life holds a lot of lessons – sometimes we get the privilege to learn from another person’s experience or we earn it the hard way
We take oaths during our wedding that we will stand by each other through sickness and in health and we enter into the life of matrimony.
This weekend, was a test of how far I could endure the part of “stand by each other through sickness “.
This can sound silly, but Men become high maintenance when they fall ill. It’s like they have all this demands, weird gruffs, puppy-like looks and endless requests.
Yes, my husband was not well – a tooth extraction plus a root canal. It may sound small or insignificant, trust me I did too but I was wrong.
Initially I didn’t really understand the true need of “being there for him”. I was just upset and angry with all his demands and it drove me crazzzeeee !!!!
There was a part where he called me just to re-fix the pillows under his head ( Can you beat that ! )
It took me a while to “suck it up, do what I am suppose to”.
I may not be a perfect wife who is dotting over the husband when he is ill but I have learnt my first lesson to bring out the best in me so that I can support him when he needs me.
This is what marriage is all about I realized and it took me almost a year to understand the true meaning of selfless commitment –