Category: Random

Baked Mango Cheesecake

A neglected block of cream cheese was lying in the corner of my refrigerator for some days. I planned to use it to make a dessert but did not bring myself to do so purely out of laziness. But what got me going was the pile of ripening mangoes in my fruit basket that begged…


Roars of Ranthambore

As with most of my travelogues, this one also comes out little later than I hoped. Last month I visited Ranthambore with my family. My son is home from university for his summer holidays. My parents wanted to spend some quality time with both of us. However, the sweltering heat did not seem too encouraging…


How To Deal With Silent Abuse In A Relationship

Silent abuse is painful and frustrating. Whether someone uses silence to hurt you or teach you a lesson, it is important to understand that no one deserves to be treated this way, no matter the situation. Communication is the lifeblood of relationships, and the withholding of it can give way to manipulation and emotional abuse….


Ms Muffet – The Weekend Cafe at Baroda

It’s a lazy weekend. You’ve lounged around the entire day. You plan to get out of the house to get some fresh air and do something interesting in the evening with your friends/family. Like most weekends you end up at yet another swanky restaurant hoping to indulge your tastebuds with something interesting. After careful screening…


When Does a Diet Regimen Turn into an Eating Disorder?

Dieting can be very helpful, whether you need to lose weight or you just want to make healthier eating choices. A strict short-term diet regimen can get you started on the path to better eating habits. However, healthy weight loss programs are much different from eating disorders. Dieting can be a positive step in the…


How I lost 5 Kilos of Weight in 8 Days

It’s been a couple of months since I have been living an unhealthy lifestyle. Zero exercise coupled with binging on lots of comfort food has played havoc with my weight. Along with it came lethargy and a certain low that I cannot really describe in words. It didn’t feel right. I had to do something…


To-Dos Before I Go

What would you do if you suddenly discovered that today was the last day of your life? Say you get to know miraculously as soon as you wake up in the morning that tonight as the clock strikes twelve you would be breathing your last. You’d say why would that happen to me? Well, I’m…


Musings from Munnar

A holiday in Kerala at this time of the year is undoubtedly a visual treat. The rains washing down the expanse of foliage to the brightest of greens soothes the senses beyond imagination. The first time I had visited Kerala was when I attended a yoga retreat near Trivandrum. You can read about it here….


TRUST VS REALITY

She realized that she’d been staring at the string of words for a long time without actually registering what they meant. Her glazed eyes blurred the contents of the book into oblivion. Only one word stared back at her from the haze. TRUST. What was it about Trust that had defied her intelligence of so…


Improving Body Image with Writing

Writing is One of the Secrets of Improving Body Image Writing is creative and fulfilling, and it’s also a great way to boost body image, according to a recent article from the Times of India. If you don’t love the look of your body, you’re not alone. According to the Scroll, one-quarter of teen girls…