An ode to the moong bean…

In my last post, I suddenly realised that the moong bean cannot have a passing reference, like say toor dal. This was the inspiration behind today’s post, and I grew to appreciate the versatility of the humble moong (much like the humbler potato), after eating it in all forms, textures, dishes (this is the first […]

Dal-icious!

Perhaps no vegetarian meal is complete with the protein powerhouse that dal is. However, just like there are many ways to skin a cat, there are far far too many ways to make your dal. First, to broadly categorise it – there are three primary dals- ¬†moong, toor and masoor. Of course there are the¬†urad […]

Remembering Appa…

Social media can make you nostalgic. It can land you on pages of people who used to be a regular feature in your life, but now have disappeared just because you have geographically moved away from them. They are people who are not great friends or relatives, but merely acquaintances with whom you were associated […]

I shall not run…

There is a signal I must cross each day before reaching my Institute gates. It goes green for exactly 32 seconds, where pedestrians and cyclists can cross in any manner they want to, as the vehicular traffic comes to a standstill (think of a rectangle, and all possible routes along the sides and diagonals). Now […]

Revisiting taboos..

Perhaps I should begin with a disclaimer: This is a far departure from my usual posts about food, travel and adventures. So feel free to skip, if this subject grosses you out. But fellow sisters might want to go on and read it before making up their minds. That said, today’s post is about menstruation. […]