All that is gold does not glitter!!

All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost; The old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost. From the ashes a fire shall be woken, A light from the shadows shall spring; Renewed shall be the blade that was broken, The crownlessContinue reading “All that is gold does not glitter!!”

The Immortals!!

The Solitary Reaper  Behold her, single in the field, Yon solitary Highland Lass! Reaping and singing by herself; Stop here, or gently pass! Alone she cuts and binds the grain, And sings a melancholy strain; O listen! for the Vale profound Is overflowing with the sound.   No Nightingale did ever chaunt More welcome notesContinue reading “The Immortals!!”

Smoky, charred, crisp and juicy!

What can you add to chicken, mutton, prawns, potatoes, paneer, roti and naan to make them taste charred and heavenly? TANDOOR!!!!! Long before we had ovens, otgs and microwave ovens we had tandoors. Cooking breads in tandoor was a social event. Every settlement or village had a common tandoor for use. The women would kneadContinue reading “Smoky, charred, crisp and juicy!”

Fragrance, flavor, soul food!

India is known for its diverse culture, which is best depicted in the food. One such dish is Biryani. Biryani- a word that awakens the senses and soul. Mutton, chicken, beef, fish, prawns, vegetable and many more… are the variations that one can have. Some say that the modern Biryani was created in the MughalContinue reading “Fragrance, flavor, soul food!”

Daughters-in-Law as Family Members

“Treat Daughters-in-Law as Family Members, Not Maids”, Says Supreme Court. This news article is very amusing. I mean we live in a country where the court, the law has to tell people to treat a “family member” in a civilized manner. Really, have we really come to this? Has the inhuman ways of our societyContinue reading “Daughters-in-Law as Family Members”