• Musings
  • What’s apping???


    Have we completely lost it? Have we become brain dead? Or demented? Or morons? How can we read, share, forward, copy, paste, read, send, forward…….the same jokes, stories, anecdotes over and over and over, again and again and again? I am into a lot of WhatsApp groups and I am sure everybody else is, too. […]

  • Life
  • A Spiritual interlude


      I had never imagined that I would ever attend a “Kumbh Mela” in my life. It is not because I am not a spiritual person, but because I generally dislike crowds and crowded places. For the uninitiated, the Kumbh mela is held at four places in India, namely, Haridwar, Allahabad, Nashik and Ujjain. According […]

  • Health
  • What’s in my handbag?


    A friend of mine had been complaining of pain in her shoulder very often. As she was post-menopausal, she thought this had something to do with osteoporosis and so started taking calcium supplements. When this did not help she decided to go to the doctor and have the problem investigated. After a series of tests, […]

  • Food
  • A Fruity Tip


    Strawberries Did you know that the red, juicy, conical fruit is a member of the rose family and the only fruit which has seeds on the outside? A rich source of vitamin C and Manganese, the strawberries can be eaten raw as well as added to a number of desserts. But the strawberry is a […]

  • Health
  • Food for Thought


    I have fond memories of my childhood. I had a loving grandma who doted on me. Her affection revolved around feeding me lots of good, tasty, wholesome food. Come to think of it her only interest in life was to cook loads of food and feed everybody around her. Her kitchen was open 24/7. Cooking was […]

  • Life
  • Crush After Use


    If you have ever had tea or coffee while traveling on a train, you must have noticed that the disposable glasses made especially for the railways have ” crush after use” written on them. This is done to avoid re-usage of the used glasses so that hygiene is maintained and infections don’t spread. But seldom […]