#flavoursometuesday : the egg tales 

When I’m in a state where I’ll die if I don’t eat right now, I resort to slices of #breadandeggs .

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I was never an #eggperson. Even within #eggs, I have loved the whites more than the #yolk. I used to barter the whites for the yellow at meal times with my brother & my parents who loved their eggs in any form, any time of day.

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When in hostel, my roommate turned out to be the #yellow #yolklover, no part of the eggs were wasted that term. But then one #Friday morning, I went to the mess hall to find they had changed the menu overnight, there were are no more eggs for breakfast! I grew angry, because I had woken up for breakfast only because they served eggs! .

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My folks had a falling off their chairs kind of morning that day when I related I nearly punched the mess manager for a plate of eggs, eggs I never liked while growing up 😂😂😂 #foodgasm #foodmemories #foodnostalgia #breakfast #eggmemories #foodhabits #growingup



Bellybytes & Shilpa are the brains behind #flavoursometuesday, where all of us who love food post pictures and write a little note about a food memory. You are welcome to share yummy updates .. 😋

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In #readingtales : Midnight’s Children #rushdie

This book seems to be one hundred percent #read and #reread .

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It took me a lifetime to get past a certain page in #midnightschildren.  about 12-17 times I came to it, stopped and never went back until one day I did go ahead and was engrossed in it like this was my only world. I’ve re-read the entire book and parts of it many times over, fallen in and out of love, over and over again. I do own more than one copy ..one cleaner and one scribbled all over.

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In #readingtales – the pleasures of opening a carton of books #sundayactivity #bookstagram #bookmemories #ilovereading #booklover

Let’s go with the #icecream 

The pink #guava #icecream  sprinkled with a mixture of #redchilli powder & salt. I’m a big fan, you would be too, if you like the taste of it..

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The last time I was in Cochin, when I asked one of the ice cream guys to sprinkle red chilli powder and salt over my guava scoop, he looked at me as if I was delusional! How I wish I could make him see this picture.. Shock wasn’t exactly my reaction when my darlings came and told me about it, I was more amused. They bought me a scoop, waited for a reaction .. 

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but I wasn’t prepared for the memories of many afternoons spent on a certain guava tree in the yard of my maternal home with my #cousins during school summerhols… It was quite similar to Gusteau’s run back to his childhood with his mother with a bite of Remy’s ratatouille (in the film)

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Food does that too, but not in my wildest dreams did I think that an ice cream combo would bring back memories as far as when I was 5 years old.

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#deliciousdecember 5/12

Lunch today is a quick buy of curd rice and chilli chicken, one of my favourite combinations. It goes into my list of comfy food when #ockhi is blowing winds and rains this side of town, the sun is hidden behind the layers of clouds, and the fan is too lazy to turn for it also feels the chill in the weather

In #tuesdaytattles

#deliciousdecember 4/12

“let me say this: is there anything better than butter? Think it over: every time you taste something that’s delicious beyond imagining and you say, “What is in this?”, the answer is always going to be, Butter. The day there’s a meteorite heading toward the earth and we have thirty days to live, I am going to spend it eating butter. Here’s my final words on the subject, you can never have too much, butter.” (Julie & Julia) 

I’m neither tired of butter nor this explanation from this book. As long as I live, I may repeat 😋😋

One of those nights ..  

One of those nights when I’m feeling quite talkative, you know the words are brimming around my brain, so much so that I can’t control the outflow, and how much ever I try to stop them, they are trying to run over the obstacle and make their way out.. that kind of an evening tonight .. 

Could be the weather, it is cold, I’m huddled in my fav hoodie, listening to my fav songs shutting out all the noise from outside .. 

Could be the beginning of December, I’m always excited about this month as Christmas is around the corner..

Could be that everything is finally falling into place and I’m in an extremely happy state of mind ..

Could be that it is going to be a year for a maiden celebration from last year…

Could be that holiday of the last weekend with friends who are my closest ..

Could be that a friend has found his girl and is entering matrimony ..

Could be newer friends made .. 

Could be the trip planned for tomorrow .. 

Could be the random pictures of the breakfast that came out well this morning .. 

Could be the pile of books sitting on the floor for me to delve into . 

Could be that my friends are safe where ever they are in spite of brewing cyclone in the southern states ..  

Could be any one of those reasons or more .. 

A zing to my step.. a tune on my lips.. 

I’m brimming over with words today, and unable to put them down, or point a finger at what is … 

Be happy for me, as I am always happy for you 

#deliciousdecember – 1/12

Let me begin with breakfast this morning … 

My daily dose of entertainment! 

I’ve begun to refer to her as my daily dose of entertainment, this chirpy househelp who cannot stop talking and being cheerful. I thought I talked the most, but this is serious competition 😂. She sings while she scrubs the floor, and wipes it clean. And in between, she talks to me. 

May update, stay tuned! 

#TumhariSulu |Vidya Balan, Neha Dhupia

Tumhari Sulu is the new late night show on Radio Wow. I don’t remember the crucial twists in the film, so I don’t know what brought about the end! 😏 I felt it was a little too sudden, the transformation .. (spoiler alert, if you thought the film was an original)

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a one time watch since I watched it once 😉, I left the theatre and didn’t carry the film with me type of .. .

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Oh wait. I loved what she did with the matar (peas). Matar aloo ya matar paneer 😂😂. Certain anecdotes are just spot on beautiful, also the stereotyping. 

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The plot of this recent film still sits within patriarchal tones about the usual complications which arises when the homemaker bags a job, she is ‘encouraged’ at first, but is blamed later for all the train wreck that follows within the family.

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Something on the lines of #englishvinglish with #sridevi, #howoldareyou with #manjuwarrier

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My entertainment was the people next to me who had a sarcastic say for everything on screen 😂

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Filed in #filmtales #talkingfilms 

Tumhari Sulu is a 2017 Hindi film with Vidhya Balan in the lead, with Manaav Kaur & Neha Dhupia beautifully supporting her. The Hawa Hawaiii song.. it is there in the background. 

Yana Navotna 

The first memory is of that final at Wimbledon against Steffi Graf in 1993, she had almost won. In my head she was serving for the match in the second set. But in reality, she had lost the first to Graf, won the second, was 4-1 up in the third. I cant recollect which other match I’m confusing this with. I thought it could be that quarterfinal between Venus and Hingis at Wimbledon in 2000. It is not that match either. But Hingis sure did take the second set that time after losing the first to Venus, was it a match point save, I may need to go back and watch the highlights. Could be that as she won it 6-4 after which she went on to lose to Venus in the third .. that year Venus won Wimbledon against Davenport. It was also a special year at Wimbledon, need to go check that too. 

When the news of her death flashed, the first person I pinged were my folks, (my mother is this crazy tennis buff who skips social functions to watch matches.) But the thing with technology these days is, everyone is on the same page. All of us, my mother, my brother and me had the same memory of Yana crying on the shoulders of the Duchess in 1993. I was/am a big time Graf fan, but I don’t recollect now whether I was sad Yana lost that day. 

The second person I pinged was a friend from school as we had discussed this tearing part recently. But since India was unexpectedly bowling well in the final session against Sri Lanka in the first test match at Eden, we drifted quickly to wishing the boys could take 3 more wickets for a win. The lights played spoil sport! But who’d expected India to bowl this well? 

Her match with Graf lingers on. I didn’t know we shared a connection. Strange, but there is a bit of me upset that she is no more today. 

Thank you, Yana for all the excitement and the memories.