To all my Readers, PRs, Blogger friends & Editors… What I really want to do is tell you how I feel about you after 4 years of blogging!
Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing. ∼ Benjamin Franklin Before you even close this window thinking that this a blogpost in the manner of an Oscar speech, please, please stop. I am writing my 200th+ post and my blog turned 4 just day before yesterday. And like an awestruck mum I kept staring at my baby thinking ‘where did all the time fly and did I do it all right?’ I must have done something right indeed, for in these 4 years I have had an incredible journey which started off with my first post. An excerpt here. More than a decade back we – my…
Blog Turns 2 Years | A Very Special Giveaway!
Yes, my blog turned 2! I have just completed 2 years of my blogging journey. We celebrated at home with the Z-Sisters, who went a bit overboard with their excitement. Big Z made an ice cream cake by mashing and crumbling two flavours of ice creams. She then made a huge mountain of ice cream, sprinkled Choco chips all over it and served mini scoops of ice creams in tiny shot glasses (below) – apparently the entire family, excepting Li’l Z, is trying to lose weight! Then for the photo-shoot, they planned the ‘look’ of the shot and used my bedside table to get the perfect night lighting. I showed…
International Women’s Day | May The Woman Be Celebrated Every Day, Everywhere!
“Women’s Day (WD), originally called International Working Women’s Day, is marked on March 8 every year. In different regions the focus of the celebrations ranges from general celebration of respect, appreciation and love towards women to a celebration for women’s economic, political and social achievements. More…” Close to home and my heart, 8th of March is very special. Li’l Z is turning 4 today – the fairy above who’s always trying to soar high! Time does fly very fast. Each day I realise that in no time the Z-Sisters would turn into young ladies. I am constantly worrying about the world they are growing up in. I want them to…
RIP Yash Chopra | Romancing In Dreams & In The Alps
RIP Yash Chopra… the legendary Bollywood film director/producer who taught us to romance in our dreams and roll in the Swiss Pastures as if we were all born in the mountainous lap of the Alps. I have grown up believing in romance. Believing that all romances culminated themselves on snow-clad Swiss Alps or running down the hill slope in a tiny Swiss Village. Courtesy, Bollywood films. I am an absolute Bollywood freak. Tragedy breaks my heart and Romance mends it. Real money takes you to Switzerland in reality. And an empty wallet takes you to Switzerland as well, but in your dreams. Either which way, you are bound to head…
Mutton Kassa With Red Wine And Red Grapes
Wine has been flowing freely in our household lately. Not from any bonus or a big chunky project coming my way, but by the way of participating in a Global Wine Adventure organised by Jacob’s Creek under the name of the The Label Project. You can read all about this adventure in my previous article. A few of us had been receiving ‘label-less’ bottles of wine, the grape variety and the region it originates had to be identified on the basis of clues that were given and the decision of our taste-buds. Quite naturally, a lot of wine flowed into our tummies, conversations and into our cooking. Specially into the…
The Label Project – Wines Tasted Blindly!
The last 2 weeks I had been part of an unique project – a global wine adventure, called The Label Project (all about it here). Over 140 bloggers from 12 different countries had been invited to partake in a 2-week journey where each one of us had received three ‘label-less’ wines over the period. What had been our job? Well, blind-tasting these wines to correctly identify the grape varieties as well as the regions the wines originate. Our answers had to be based on a sensory clue (smell, taste and sight) and a regional clue. Tough? Well, I suppose so. But who has ever got any free meal in today’s…
Back To Dubai, Back to Costa
Finally, the summer holidays are over. And we are back to Dubai. Though I’m missing everyone in Kolkata and with every picture downloading into my Mac and memories are screaming out from each pore of mine – yet, I’m glad to be back. Glad to be snuggling into my own bed and into my own pillow. The last two months have been emotionally surcharged – parents and relatives, old friends and a whole lot of food and catching up. I am re-orienting myself to Dubai once again, the city I call home. And longing to get back to the blogosphere – my virtual home away from my real home. Another…
BBC GoodFood Middle East | Meet the Blogger
I am honoured to be featured in BBC GoodFood Middle East's August 2012 issue under 'Meet the Blogger'... a big high indeed!