Saturday, February 22, 2014


I have been obsessively listening to this group the last two days. Shared a few of their songs with some friends via email and fb. But this one I thought deserved to be appreciated more and by a wider range of audiences. Although my blog is no high traffic zone, I figured it would still enable access to the song to a wider, international audience.

Believe in the universal language of music and enjoy this fantastic adaptation of an old malayalam folk song by Peethambara Menon and his son Govind Menon (a superbly talented musician and creator of the music group- Thaikkudam Bridge).

Monday, February 17, 2014

A Rainy Weekend Morning

It's a four day weekend and since its been raining cats and dogs, it does not leave you with many options to overcome boredom. I can only imagine how it is to be snowed in and stuck indoors, with sometimes no power!!!! Yikes! I would become a raving lunatic under such circumstances unless of course I have awesome company, enough food and drinks, a few good books and board games to keep me occupied.

Anyways, since none of the above conditions apply to me, I made a rather elaborate breakfast today (for a change). Tried to make French crepes (Giada inspired) and it turned out to be perfect and  was declared decadent and delicious by all who ate. Now two more days to go and the rain's showing no signs of stopping! hmm..

Friday, February 14, 2014

Lazy Day

Spent a lazy day out. I was planning on catching a movie and then decided against it. Instead spent a few hours out window shopping and making a mental list of "must buy" and "would like to buy" items.
And it never surprises me how tiring window shopping can get! So, tried out a small, local pizza joint and finished off a slice of "Provençal pizza" (yes I know...very gourmet and fancy!!) and headed back home.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

A Picture and A Few Words

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Well, how about a picture is worth a few words and a heart full of emotions?

Magical "fairy lights" for sparkling up a small, dull corner.

Pretty ring sealing a sweet promise

Magnificent machine for all that wild adventures

Thursday, February 06, 2014

String of Fate

It continues to rain and the weather is all cool and cozy. Although there is work to be done and I am getting quite a bit done, I am not completely ignoring the rains.
So today, while it rained outdoors, after finishing off some writing work, I stayed indoors, made myself some hot coffee and watched a lovely, sweet love story.

The movie is set in Naples, is fairly slow paced, oozes charm and has almost a poetic feel to it. Although I enjoyed watching it, the highlight for me was hearing about the Red String of Fate, something I never knew of before and the kind of things I love hearing about.

The movie is called While We Were Here and here is the official trailer

The East Asian version of soulmates: "The two people connected by the red thread are destined lovers, regardless of time, place or circumstances. This magical cord may stretch or tangle, but never break. This myth is similar to the Western concept of soulmates or a destined flame". Nice huh?

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Rainy Days and Mondays

 Stealing a line from "The Carpenters" as it is what best describes today. I love a rainy day more than any other kind of day but today and of late, I've been feeling- a bit nostalgic, a bit forlorn , a bit hopeful and a bit restless. Quite a jumbled up state of mind. It has been five months since my last trip and I think its time for me to pack and wander again for a bit. The fact that I am overdosed on Antony Bourdain- Parts Unknown is definitely not helping matters!

Monday, February 03, 2014

Political Dialogues

He: New word in dictionary
RahulGandhi (verb): to talk nonsense, irrelevant to questions asked and make a complete fool of oneself.

Usage: "How was your engineering viva? I RahulGandied it".

Me: Was this put by people who got Modi-fied? ;)

He: Did yoou watch his  interview with Arnab? You will realize how idiotic Rahul baba is.

Me: I did. I could only watch for a few minutes though. He would make a terrible PM candidate or for any leadership position for that matter. This is something that has been asserted by liberal intellectuals whose words I trust, long before this Arnab I am really not surprised.

He: Well then maybe you should campaign for the BJP in the US

Me: I will campaign for BJP the day I get RahulGandhied ;). It is a democracy and people will vote (obviously I don't know whom to vote for because the choices at present are pretty pathetic). But there is the remaining 1 less than the 1.2 billion that makes our country who may vote and decide and lets hope whoever that person is does a good job of being a leader.

(PS: Yep! pretty elementary my political dialogues (between a cousin and me)