Both sides of my family had come from Ireland in the 19th century for the same reason: there was nothing to eat over there. Since then, I’ve tried to make up for the potato famine by making the potato the only vegetable that passes these lips. – Art Donovan. If you’re like this American footballer, you’ll always find interesting ways… Read more →
When one is writing a novel in the first person, one must be that person. – Daphne du Maurier Daphne du Maurier is known for her effortless ease of narrating the most complex of plots in such a convincing first person voice that it seems to transcend the barriers of reality and virtuality. Her fictions seem to be the real… Read more →
As a child just learning to read, “The Enormous Turnip” was one of my most favorite bedtime stories. How people of various age groups with the help of some members from the animal world as well pulled out an enormous turnip from the garden and sat down to a savory meal together was a fun read. I guess my love… Read more →
You don’t take a photograph, you make it. – Ansel Adams And as you make a photograph, you make memories: memories to be preserved with care in that cozy corner of your sweet home, memories that’ll keep reminding you of those glorious sun shines of your life as you lay awake on the dark stormy nights, memories that make you… Read more →
The Indian Chinese, or even more specifically, the Bengali Chinese style cuisine has been a gift from the Kolkata China Town to the rest of the world, all Thanks to the early Chinese settlers of Kolkata and the innovative minds of Bengali chefs and gourmets. Indian Chinese style cooking has evolved over the years and holds a universal appeal for every… Read more →
Bongs (slang for Bengali) can’t think of (read don’t appreciate) any chicken recipe that doesn’t include onions and ginger. The Bengali tongues have developed a sort of a muscle memory that makes us believe a good chicken dish can only be cooked with onions and we’re no exceptions. Yet, on a weeknight when we realized our this week’s grocery shopping… Read more →
Enzo, my two-and-a-half year old GSD, is otherwise a very strong and confident soul. Born out of parents with stellar Schutzhund and IPO records, Enzo himself is a star performer when it comes to obedience and protection training. Gearing up fast for his BH trials coming up this May, Enzo is very protective of his home too and is a… Read more →
Hill Station or Beach Resort: that age old debate is posing a mind boggling challenge to us as we plan for our upcoming trip to India.
Springtime is the land awakening. The March winds are the morning yawn. – Quoted by Lewis Grizzard in Kathy Sue Loudermilk, I Love You. Spring’s here and it’s time to take a look at this month’s new book releases!
So, you’re all set for your organization’s upcoming big annual event: all invites have been sent out, tickets have been sold out, sponsors have booked their spots, the venue is being preened up fast for the big day, but as you go over your to do list you find one of the biggest items still remaining to be checked off… Read more →