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I need to order at least a vada when I’m at a south Indian restaurant. It’s become a habit. 

More of the Rainbow Cake πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

#Earthday breakfast this morning πŸ™‚

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The puttu, when coarsely ground rice powder and grated coconut mixed together is layered, steamed in a mould of our choice.

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The long weekend, the holidays, the celebrations, the films of television, the IPL matches… And too many other things running through my head I nearly forgot to look out for a post on M. But the moment MJ began to prep for her garam masala, I did 😁 

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Maundy Thursday or the Thursday before Easter in the holy week. It s one very private celebration of faith, within the family. 

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I found this an adorable picture. Isn’t it not cute? Little Lord Krishna is present in person to show the kani (the first auspicious sight of the day/new year) to Jesus Christ. This year the Hindu festival of Vishu and the commeration of the crucifixion of Christ, Good Friday, fall on the same day, tomorrow, April 14. 

The most important part of Vishu is Kani. Kani is the first thing you see on the day. A visual treat is set up with all the prosperous things, most of the prosperousity is in the colour of gold and yellow. The treat will have yellow vegetables – gourds, melons & fruits, yellow flowers, rice grains, gold coins, ornaments set around Lord Krishna in traditional golden colour vessels. Then mom/dad wakes each one of us, covers our eyes with the palm of their hands and walks us to the room where this kani is set. 

Google images

K for kani. 

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Mornings at home are late, mornings at home also are about solving these word and number puzzles. A ritual since school days that continues whenever I’m home.. Each of us have a niche puzzle, we wake up to solve… 
A jumble to tickle your brain word cells – #atozchallenge’17

As an afterthought, I can re-watch Julie & Julia, the film any number of times. I looked forward to read the book by the same name with great enthusiasm but the film stands as a favourite in comparison with the book. 

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I is always for ice cream … #atozchallenge that’s a Natural Ice cream – Mango. Natural is a very Bombay brand, known for their tender coconut flavour. I also love their jackfruit flavour. But these days I am all for mango ice cream, whatever the brand.

When I was younger and even now, people who know we say I’m all ice cream because I heart ice creams. 

Go ahead, have a scoop of ice cream & chill your souls 

Another H to end the day

B: A-Z Challenge

My little cousins used to take my hand and begin to count the number of bangles I wore whenever there was a party. That was the little game they played behind my back on every occasion when the rest of us were busy catching up with each other. I used to wear at least two dozen bangles on each arm, matching the colour of my dress for the day. They used to love the sounds the bangles made when they hit against each other, I used to love collecting and buying them, for the exact same reason, and also that i loved wearing bangles.

I always loved wearing bangles. I used to wear my plastic ones to my class in kindergarten until that day when my class teacher scolded me for playing with them in class. I don’t remember wearing any more bangles to school after. Then, during that college trip to Hyderabad my love for bangles was rekindled as I entered the famous Choodi (bangle) Bazaar (market) at Charminar. I returned with scores of bangles, a box to store them, and a stand to display. that was the second birth of my love for bangles.

B for Bangle Crazy