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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
“You don’t have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces – just good food from fresh ingredients.” – Julia Child Dear Diary, 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 […]
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 […]
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First of all, this post is all about the little stuff happening in my life. I want to acknowledge it right now because I believe that small things really matter at the end …..
One of my childhoods sweetest memories are of my mom’s freshly baked cakes ….. the endless waiting to get a chance to lick off the leftover batter and cling onto it until I nearly clean the vessel sparkling neat .
I am sure we all have had our share of such exuberance.
My mom and dad would run around the house to get these ingredients together, alternate to whip up the cake and call out for the ingredients one by one like a doctor asking for the instruments during surgery. I would just look up into the oven and witness the creation of a perfect circle of love called CAKE!!!!
( I just realized I never took a picture of mama’s cake…… DANG!!!!! )
I always truly-madly-deeply wanted to follow the tradition of cake baking but I never seem to find time like my mom. I know I cannot compare myself to her – she is a supermom who would work on shifts as a Nurse and yet made surplus-scrumptious-succulent cakes.
In a shameless tribute to this baking tradition – I thought a good help will not be a sin this Easter. So I chose the Betty Crocker Chocolate Fudge Brownie Mix. As promised it didn’t take more than 15 minutes to whip up!!
While I was waiting for my husband from work, all I did was add a little extra bit of my touch in this brownie ( does aesthetic beautification count ? ) and I knew I could make a perfect Easter for me and my sweet-toothed better-half 😉
The rest of the evening ended with a pleasant chat with my folks, a wonderful time out with my husband and ended perfectly with a healthier choice of food –
I know no matter how much or how little I did this Easter – memories are always in the making…
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 […]
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 […]