Monday, March 29, 2010


In the place i live we have a wonderful railway system due to which there are lots and lots of people commuting by train for work . For students its the best mode of transport .

The road which takes you to the main entrance of the railway station is called the "station road" and this road is a hub of all the shopping activities, its lined on both sides with shops .

You will find all types of shops on this station road and normally people going home from work do their day to day shopping and then board their train.

I have my fixed shops for the things that i require for my day to day cooking on this station road.Its not that i do not get them near my house but i am so used to traveling 4kms and across the rail tracks to go to those shops that i have to go there once in 15 days . In Mumbai where i stay a 4 kms  distance during evenings takes you so much time that you can travel a 20 km distance in that time.

Now to the main point when i had gone shopping to one such shop which sells poha, jaggery,semolina etc i found this packet of sweets which were lying on the counter , I have seen them before eaten them in my childhood but never glanced at them ever since but that day i picked up this packet immediately for the sheer beauty of its colours and this i have learnt  because of the various blogs that i read and see how bloggers appreciate colour and colourful things.So I have a lot to thank all of you wonderful bloggers....For changing my perspective toward small things in life.

so here is the packet of sweets that i purchased for your perusal and also for the memories it brings back of my uncomplicated childhood when there were no branded sweets or chocolates but such simple sweets which gave us a lot of pleasure.

We used to eat a lot of the orange coloured sweets that you see in the pictures above...

I used to love cadbury milk chocolate too and used to get a bar for my best performance in my school exams, one for each subject.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


This is the book which I am reading right now, I do not know why but I love to pick up a biography or an autobiography if I am given to choose from a pile of books my first preference is always that. I like to read the personal details more i.e. more about their day to day life and the way they lived with other people around them, I tend to loose interest when it concerns their profession off course if they are from a profession which I like to read about then it’s a different story.
Many times we read a biography to know how that person was in his or her personal life.
As we tend to know a lots of their professional life because of the media coverage but the minor details of their existence and what made them what they are is never known.

This book is a royal memoir, a memoir of MAHARANI GAYATRI DEVI OF JAIPUR...
It gives a detailed picture of the life of a Maharani i.e. a queen of Jaipur. It depicts the pre and post independence life of royals

By reading this we commoners get an insight into the royal lifestyles which we can only dream about
I especially love the black and white pictures in the book which show the royalties in all their pomp and fineries  

Sunday, March 14, 2010


As I always say blogs are a real inspiration for me, I never ever made an organizer or a kitchen journal for my day to day kitchen planning but after reading blogs and some organizing sites I felt that I too should make a kitchen journal and give it a try as to how things change and how beneficial it would be to my schedule.
So I have been sitting at the computer going through the various options that it has to offer and making my own…

I always had a small diary in which I would record the things to be cooked for the next day and the things to do... 
But there are various things around the kitchen as well as around the house that are to be looked after and so were born my kitchen journal.


I am still in the various initial stages of getting to know what I do the whole week, what I want to do and when I should do it…


I will be making a list of food to be prepared for the week which is of prime importance as most of my time is spent in the kitchen.


So this page of my organizer takes care of the most important things in a day... 

I  have put the following headings...




    So these are the things that need to be organized...

Tuesday, March 2, 2010




This is the brass lamp that i use for my daily puja


Last month i had been  to an exhibition which was organized for ladies who made things at home and who needed a platform for these things to be sold...
It was a nice exhibition and i found this lovely wooden hand painted tray  . It is very pretty and can hold 3-4 glasses at one time..
Right now its just standing on my side table in the living room and being displayed like a picture frame.

I think that usually such a tray gives a very traditional feel , and thats what i like more than the modern stuff.