The Value of Money!

Do you know the value of money? To some, it could be plenty To some, it could’nt have any! Money…

That Switch

I have something like a toggle switch That gives me quite the itch Sometimes I turn it on Some others,…

The Poet and His Poetry

The movie Saajan starring one of the most graceful actors – Madhuri Dixit had the most amazing and romantic songs.…

Lips of an Angel

This rock number was released in 2005 or 2006 by Hinder. I first heard it in 2009 and became obsessed…

But why, Pinocchio?

Today, let us analyse the cause of a serious pandemic Let’s delve into the psychology of it and get the…

Beautiful

The song ‘Beautiful’ (2002) by Christina Aguilera inspired me to write this poem. Like all my music-inspired poems, I suggest…

The Child Inside

Today we celebrate Children’s Day because it was Jawaharlal Nehru’s {India’s first Prime Minister} birthday. He loved little children. Who…

Rainbow

My poem is inspired by a very encouraging song by Kacey Musgraves. In the song, it appears as if she’s…

Red Red Wine

This song is something I’ve heard all through the early years of my life. It was such a hit song…

The Noose

So I caught up with a few acquaintances and girlfriends And finally, few city girls are willing to make amends…

The Twelve Tribes

Jacob had twelve sons And with them it begun He bestowed a unique blessing upon each one And with them,…

Finally, a big house!

They were a little family Two kids, mummy, daddy Squashed up in a tiny home Joined chairs to create a…

You Drive Me Crazy

So, the Christian population in India is less than 2%. And within that 2%, the subset of Bombay Catholics is…

Phoolon Ka Taaron Ka

Today, we celebrate Raksha Bandhan in India. ‘Raksha’ means protection, while ‘bandhan’ means bond. It is a Hindu festival where…

Can’t Help Falling In Love

This song is the baap of classics! Originally sung and released by Elvis Presley in 1961, there have been so…

To be one man’s priority

Time and attention Without the need to mention. She deserves that much. Not an entire crutch. She’s not expecting fancy…

Breathless

The Irish sure are a gorgeous bunch! The Corrs was my favourite band many years ago and I still cannot…

Planning and Limiting

For years and years people pray. Hoping in faith maybe just some day. That their pleading will melt the heart…

Tomorrow May or May Not Be {Kal Ho Na Ho}

The song I have derived inspiration from features in the movie ‘Kal ho Na Ho’. The plot of this movie…

If I Die Young…

A lot of people I know have been infected with Corona in this second wave. Almost everyone in this part…

Recipe : Cabbage and Beet Sabzi

By now you must know, I love flirting with flavours. I’m all for overlapping of flavours and cuisines. I had…

Recipe : Spicy Soya Bites

I’ve been experimenting with soya off late. And I treat it like meat, well …almost! But, meat is succulent and…

My ‘Love’ Thesis

So this one’s the very first. Without this, your entire relationship will be cursed. There must be some level of…

Davy Jones’s Key

I don’t want to feel. I’m taking time to heal. Please stay away. Beginning to feel like a rainy day.…

Recipe : Mixed Vegetables in Coconut Milk Curry

I’ve been experimenting a lot with vegetarian food off late. Normally, I’d make this dish with prawns(shrimp) or a red…

Recipe : French Beans aur Aloo ki Sabzi

I live in a society that is predominantly strictly vegetarian. In fact many of them consume only ‘satvik’ food, which…

Leaning Towards Someone {Jab Kisi ki Taraf Dil Jhukne Lage}

Yes again, I chose an oldish song. This song is from a movie called ‘Pyaar Toh Hona Hi Tha’, which…

Recipe : Stir Fried Carrots and Bell Peppers

Cooking does not have to be complicated. It doesn’t always have to be a balancing act with a medley of…

Recipe : Moghlai style Chana Masala

If you’ve been following my recipes, by now you must know I cook in accordance with my pantry stock. Nothing…

My Heart Is Just So Mad {Mera Dil Bhi Kitna Paagal Hain}

This is such an old song starring Madhuri Dixit and Sanjay Dutt, released in 1991! It’s got a very classical-ghazal…

Recipe : Dahiwala Murgh Mughlai

If you’ve been following my recipes, you know by now, I cook as per my perishable inventory list because I…

Review : Flower Beauty Light Illusion Perfecting Compact Powder

Key Features of Flower Beauty Light Illusion Perfecting Compact Powder {as claimed by the company} Flower Beauty Light Illusion Powder…

Recipe : Bitter Gourd

Take 2 bitter gourds. Slit halfway lengthwise. Deseed. Boil salted water. Once it begins to boil, add the halved gourds.…

The Cookie Monster

Somebody help me. Please set me free. I’m addicted to… cookies, that’s true. I have too many favourites. And can…

Recipe : Ruelha’s Special Beetroot Fried Rice

Well, I’m unique 😉 so I tend to do things differently too. I follow a different method to make fried…

Recipe: Rajma Masala

Ingredients: 150 gms Kashmiri rajma 2 green cardamoms 1/2 mace 4 cloves 2.5-3″ cinnamon or cassia bark 2-3 tbsp ghee…

Vegan Recipe : Simple Homestyle Karela Sabzi

Ingredients: 2 tbsp cooking oil 1 large onion, finely chopped 9-12 cloves of garlic, pounded/smashed 1 green chili, chopped 1…

The book that came to me #7

So anyway, back to Kareena, that grey-eyed lady. If you haven’t been following, or your memory is hazy. Read the…

Recipe : Tongue Roast

Ingredients: 1 tsp peppercorns 2 cardamoms 3″ cinnamon stick 1/4 tsp cumin 10 cloves Grind the above ingredients to a…

Recipe : Potato Chops

Ingredients: makes 15-16chops Filling: Cook this in pressure cooker for 5minutes. Then dry it in cooker itself till the mince…

Jeene Ke Ishaare ;

This poem is inspired by the Bollywood song ‘Jeene Ke Ishaare’ starring Salman Khan and Shilpa Shetty in the movie…

Decoding Time

There are so many times I’ve said I’m too busy. But let’s dilute that statement from the fizzy. The fact…

March, coming up!

It’s been a year. And it’s finally so near. Since the 6th of March. Almost, a year has passed. March…

Yesterday’s Haircut

So yesterday I cut my hair. And I feel a sense of despair. I always get emotional when this happens.…

That human scent

I thought it was only me. But it’s a real concept, you see. I can almost recognize. People without my…

The book that came to me #5

So there were many retreats happening simultaneously. If you don’t follow, it’s a series about how this book came unto…

The frayed ends of sanity

The frayed ends of sanity. Concealed by my vanity. Thankfully, you don’t see. These demons following me. The past, engulfs.…

The Wriggley Snakes

Wriggley snakes. All over the place. Makes me want to hide my face. Friends or foes? Just who knows! Snakes…

Sorry G

God I’m so sorry I threw you away. You were the only one who really did stay. God I’m so…

The passive smoker

Those of you who don’t know. I’ve never been a smoker and I’m a Virgo. I know those two details…

Candy, the honey bee

Candy, the honey bee went out to see. Everyday sat on flowers and gathered honey. Yellow and black, this uniform…

Tenses

The past, didn’t last. The present, seems dependent. The future, could be wiser. If you look behind. You may remain…

Cave

Oh, to live in a cave. the whole being craves. Space of it’s own. Constantly in a zone. Just the…

Cosmic Shores

The corners of the universe, appear dim and without purpose. The flags of peace, holding on, not at ease. The…

Toxic Sugar

This poem is purely literary. Please read it with an open mind and out of respect for the written word.…

Hide

Oh God, please hide me. Somewhere, anywhere. Let me rest and be. In your bosom and care. The world seems…

To each his own

To each, his own. At the end of the day, you’re alone. If mercy is shown. Accept it as a…

Unworthy to Write

I will no longer be posting, Religious issues and somethings. Nothing like that henceforth. Unless you hold a knife to…

Waiting for March

Soon at last, it will be March. Time to bid goodbye, to the past. March brings, birds that sing. Bright…

Things you cannot force

Can’t force people to consent. Not just sex, but for so many things, it just depends. If you need permission…

Modern Families

Some families scream; some families shout. Makes you wonder without an iota of doubt. Some of them argue, yell and…

The Midas Touch

I don’t believe in destiny. All of life can change aplenty. There’s always an alternate future. You’re not a pre-programmed…

Restless Heart {Kitni Bechain Hoke}

This poem is purely literary. Please read it with an open mind and out of respect for the written word.…

Paalak Paneer Recipe (Cottage Cheese in Spinach Gravy)

There was a time, I didn’t overthink about words too much. I love wearing a variety of colours. Yes, all…

Recipe for Sheera/Rava Kesari/Suji ka Halwa

This dish is a breakfast item. It is a dessert, a snack and everything in between. In Maharashtra, it’s known…