Monday, November 30, 2015

Catching up

Okay, I have been very irregular here off late. Have read some interesting books. (Review on them coming soon). I am also working on my food blog. That too have been taking some time to get used to them and it takes some online help to make it more interesting and presentable. For me, being an amateur, I am slowing getting a hang of how to go around with applications to make the place more presentable. Hoping to be able to multi task on both my space soon.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Maggi is back

When i saw this in the shop i was just too happy. Although it’s been only 6 months that it had been out of circulation, but it felt like ages.

Maggi brings back fond memories. It’s been a great part of our childhood. A comfort food that is eaten, any time of the day/night. Plus it’s tastier when eaten at night with friends especially rainy days. When it went off shelves we all had doubts whether we were being cheated since childhood. 

Thank god it’s just back and yes with a bang. None of the other noodles come close to the satisfaction Maggi gives.

Love you Maggi.

Friday, November 20, 2015


Too much information is available online these days. Don’t know whether good or bad. But I really sometimes feel strained when I Google for simple symptoms and it throws some really dangerous results especially for headaches, fever etc. Too much availability of information does more damage than help because people start misusing them.
In old days when we feel unwell either we used to have grandma’s medicines or go to doctor but these things now, are replaced by Google. It has all the information for all the illness/pregnancy all stages months, days etc. I know of people who used to refer every week in times of pregnancy for advices which most of the times are not needed by them. The only thing I would like to suggest is refer to the information as only bases don’t over depend on it as it might not be the same for all.

It’s also helpful when you need to know some information about anything. At least we can know what it is all about.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

My review: Rise of Kali: Duryodhana's Mahabharata by Anand Neelakantan

The Mahabharata endures as the great epic of India. While Jaya is the story Of the Pandavas, told from the perspective of the victors of Kurukshetra, Ajaya is the tale of the Kauravas, who were decimated to the last man. From the pen of the author who gave voice to Ravana in the national bestseller, Asura, comes the riveting narrative which compels us to question The truth behind the Mahabharata. As the Pandavas stake their claim to the Hastinapura throne, the Kaurava Crown Prince, Suyodhana, rises to challenge Krishna. As great minds debate dharma and adharma, power hungry men prepare for an apocalyptic war. The women, highborn and humble, helplessly watch the unfolding disaster with deep foreboding. And greedy merchants and unscrupulous priests lie in wait like vultures. Both sides know that beyond the agony and carnage the winner will take all. But even as gods conspire and men’s destinies unfold, a far greater truth awaits. The dark age of kali is rising and every man and woman must choose between duty And conscience, honour and shame, life and death…

My review:
A wonderful book, nicely written with very well researched facts and a balanced one. It at the end gives a chance to the reader to decide what and whom they feel is right. The author doesn’t take sides. I am fascinated by the way the characters are described. The book speaks volumes about Karnas dedication towards Duryodhana, Bhanumatis love for her husband. The conflicts of interest faced By Bhishma and Dronacharya when they have to side either in the war.
Mainly the book deals with the personality of Duryodhana, the challenges faced by him and how the path of righteous defines each one of them. All are right in their own way. It explains how we all are right sometimes in our own sense and how being right is different for all.
The author deserves a mention for being so balanced. He just narrates the story, which we all know but at the same time he infuses his own thoughts and narrates in a way that we all read it in spite of knowing about it. The book as it progresses becomes emotionally draining and interesting. It creates a sense of emptiness in us as it finishes.
I would recommend this to all who would love to know more about Duryodhana and why he is the person he is, right or wrong. I leave  to your judgement.

About the author:

Anand Neelkantan is the author of the famous Asura the tale of the Vanquished which speaks about Raavan. Also he has written Ajaya the roll of the dice, the prequel to this. 

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Childrens Day

As a child use to always love this day.14th November Chacha Nehru's Birthday, also known as Children's Day, a day when we all realize that in spite of what our age is there's always a child in us. Waiting to be loved, cherished, appreciated.

When we were in school, we used to have holiday on this day and that alone is not the reason i love this day. It is also on this day that we used to be most important person, treated like a queen/king by our parents (other than our birthdays, this used to be one more day when we used to escape beating/shouting from parents.)

I miss celebrating those wonderful days and am planning to celebrate this day with my son and reminisce the old days. I wish you all also a very Happy Children's Day. Hope u all enjoy the day with your child and make it special for them and you.

Never let the child in you grow up and enjoy.

A quickie

Long time I updated the space. In-laws had come and with the festival of lights round the corner, I was just plain busy and enjoying the weather here. Unexpected rains dropped the temperature by a few degrees. Enjoyed spending Diwali with family and had a great time making sweets and savories.

Also read some good books. More on books later. As would write reviews on the books later. How was your Diwali? Did you all enjoy the festival of lights? Do write how you enjoyed.

Sunday, November 01, 2015

Krishnas Konfessions : My Take


How far would you go to get what you want? a) steal b) scam c) seduce. For Kkrishnaa, the 20-something, impulsive, gutsy and unapologetically ambitious scriptwriter of television soap operas, the answer would be d) all of the above. And what she wants most right now is to retain her long-running, hugely successful primetime show Kkangan Souten Ke. Unfortunately for her, she has writer's block and knows it. What is worse, her Creative Director knows it, and is threatening to hand over the pen to Kkrishnaa's erstwhile love and current adversary, Dev Trivedi. Kkrishnaa must find inspiration if she wants to keep the show. So she decides to spy on her neighbours, a decision that unfortunately leads to her witnessing a murder. And thence ensues a rambunctious, rollercoaster ride as Kkrishnaa desperately attempts to keep her job, resist Dev Trivedi's charms - and, oh yes, avoid getting killed....A wickedly funny, rip-roaring read. 

My View:

I found the book as waste of time.Too much filmy and very television serial type . It is a loosely based on serials but of-course fictional. The story speaks about a serial writer ,their struggles and unexpected changes in the stories as per the schedule of the actors available. How they try to gain a uphold in the ratings forms the gist of the story .The attempt of the author to capture the world of serials is commendable but still doesn't meet expectations.