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Food Hugs

18 Feb

There is something marvellously assuring about the everyday dishes we’ve had since our childhood. The simple flavours of hing and jeera in the daal, the ghee melting on the rotis, luchi with shada aloo chocchori, day old theplas dunked in masala chai, aloo posto, daal dhokli… the list goes on!

Today, a foodie in an Indian city has Thai, Italian, Japanese, Lebanese  order-in flyers stuck to the fridge magnet; along with the Chinese and the pizzas of course. We are also opening up to African and French flavours. The choice is as large (perhaps as small) as the world itself!

However, after weeks of trying out this and checking out that, nothing gives me more pleasure than kadhi chawal or bhaate-bhaat. I cook pasta and salads regularly. But parathas made of left-overs with some pickle, the flavours of garlic and ghee in the daal are instant mood lifters!

These dishes also assure me that no matter what, some things in life are constant, like hugs!

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Yesterday

25 Jan

Buzzing tv
Alarm clocks
Yellow dog-ears
Round edged photos
Black Ballerinas
Dusty post-its
Brown paper
Coloured paper
Pencil shavings
Band aid
Rivets and ribbons
Porcelain cracks
Calendar marks
Plastic shuttlecock
Glued doll dresses
Sequins
Paint brushes
Car paint
Rainbow puddles
Steel plates
Warm hearts

Calcutta Winter

16 Dec

Golden sun

Foggy mornings

Lotion splurges

Raspberry lip balm

Cozy woollies

Orange peels

Comforting quilts

Christmas decorations

A little more glitter

Fairy lights

Red pashmina

Black cashmere

Wine

More wine

Plum cakes

And some more wine

A whiff of the Raj

Carol memories

Santa checklist

Christmas miracle

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