Rambles, Rhymes and Tales

how perfect are some things

i was looking at this shot above when i suddenly thought of perfection. it's a simple iphone shot, a top ...
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matters_heart

Matters of the heart

Call me old fashioned, but I have always liked love stories to have a tantalizingly slow build up. From irrational ...
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Try and try – A pondering poem

An age old saying Memory would often feed Try and try And you will succeed I've often wondered Whether it's ...
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“as wrinkled as my face…” a recipe for tomato mahasha

there are several tomato mahasha recipes on the net. they all sound pretty good. one of them particularly, since you ...
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turmeric can make you ramble

that there could be a word for holud or haldi in english had never occurred to me. i was fourteen, ...
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The melodious sound of the anklets

I never tire from hearing The melodious sound of the anklets Years since I've been wearing Beautiful pieces resting on ...
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scrolling down twitter one morning

twitter is a funny place i see girls dying over tv drama lovers, sighing about their favourite heroes i see ...
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writersbrew poetry

Misery

Tired and worn Tattered and torn Swept along hapless with the winds Left alone, faded and forlorn. Wailing and weeping Sobbing ...
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avakaya mango pickle recipe

Making of the Avakaya – The Mango Pickle

Whenever summer arrives, my mother starts worrying about getting things ready for the daunting task of making the mango pickle ...
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dal baati recipe

Have you ever had dal baati?

Blame it on Sooraj Barjatya. Those loud hyper happy families with beautiful decked grand halls, curving stairways, women with stone jewellery, ...
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have you ever had kheer komla?

if you're not bengali, you haven't probably heard of kheer komla. in english, i guess that would be condensed sweetened ...
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yearning

The Yearning …

Ab ke baras bhej bhaiyya ko, babul Savan mein leejo bulaaye re ... This soulful rendering by Asha Bhonsle, from ...
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hate love filled poem

I hate you – A love filled poem

In a world full of dishonesty and deceit With animosity and abhorrence all over replete You entered my life proving ...
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on seeing facebook and remembering my grandmother

there was no facebook in my grandmother's time. when she made batches of a hundred pantuas, no one quickly went ...
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shoe story

it was a difficult moment, really. i'd gone shopping with my friend, actually she was shopping and i was the ...
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barsaat ki yaad hindi poem

Barsaat ki yaad – Hindi poem

गीली मिट्टी की सोंधी खुशबू से एक याद चली आती है  भीगती थी जब पानी में  वो बरसात याद आती ...
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dreams disasters

Of Dreams and Disasters

"Elves," concluded Lazywiz. A man and a woman were crossing the street. They were both dressed in black overcoats, a ...
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Daughter Divine…

Here we are, you and I, the road ahead long and winding, My sun was up, hours ago, yours – ...
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switzerland? you must be dancing.

get your chiffon saree, said my friend durga whom you may know if you're a regular at writersbrew, and jhumkas ...
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Dads hardest people buy gifts

Dads are the hardest people to buy gifts for

I had heard these words as the title of a song on a radio channel, on Father's day, 2 years ...
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badal hindi poem

Badal (Clouds) – A Hindi poem

यूँ चलते चलते जब नज़र ऊपर उठी एक अलग ही दुनिया मुझको दिखी विपरीत और विभिन्न, स्वच्छ और निर्मल नीला ...
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freshly baked cakes

i am not so ready to let you go to heaven today stay a while won't you even if we ...
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to buy some nagra: a rhyme about the taj

dilli to agra to buy some nagra mini kitsch taj, it's my raj marble so white, gems in flight you ...
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have you seen the koh-i-noor?

again a clamour for its return starts. and now i am older, even if not wiser, and i must see ...
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