The Joy of Food

Whether we live to eat or eat to live, we all need food to survive, isn't it? 🙂 (This blog post is in a lighter-vein. More involved topics Healthy eating, a good diet, and right way of cooking etc. will be covered in the upcoming blog-posts.) One thing is for sure, food brings people together. … Continue reading The Joy of Food

The Hindi Movie ‘Angrezi Medium’, My First Ever First Day, First Show

Irrfan Khan's much awaited movie, 'Angrezi Medium' / 'English Medium' got released on Friday, March 13, 2020. Ever since its trailer was released, I so wanted to watch the movie. Like so many people out there, I admire Irrfan not only as a fine actor, but one of the finest human beings. My kids and … Continue reading The Hindi Movie ‘Angrezi Medium’, My First Ever First Day, First Show

When Your Family has a Celebrity Look-alike!!

Fun Friday, Everybody... Folk wisdom says that each person has or will have his / her look-alikes in this world. It becomes even more intriguing when your look-alike happens to be a celebrity!! ☺️ This happened with us when we attended a family wedding back in August 2019. My family was meeting many of our … Continue reading When Your Family has a Celebrity Look-alike!!

My Experiments with Henna Tattoos

It's mid-week already! Happy Wednesday, everybody... During the weekend, I had some time on my hands as I was feeling a bit under the weather. I thought of giving Henna tattoos a shot to keep myself occupied. Links below provide a little bit of background on Henna and henna tattoos: Origin & History of HennaTypes … Continue reading My Experiments with Henna Tattoos

Mythological Spin on Valentine’s Day

Origin of Valentine's Day as per Hindu Mythology... 😀 The following write-up that was shared in one of my WhatsApp groups left me in splits. So, thought of sharing it here... Enjoy... *************************** When Lord Murugan returned home after the fruit fiasco, Lord Ganesha hosted a big party - a welcome home party for Lord … Continue reading Mythological Spin on Valentine’s Day

Cousins’ Gang

Cousins' Day is still a few months away. But, a photo shared by my Aunt (my Mom's Sister-in-law) took me down the memory lane and all the nice time we cousins had (and still having :-)). This is a pic from her wedding reception (early 1980s). Little girls draped in Sarees!! I was telling my … Continue reading Cousins’ Gang

What is Hurting the Growth of Kannada Language (Author: RamaMurthy)

Preface: Kannada is the official language of the state of Karnataka, India and also one of the classical languages given the rich literary works. Despite that, it is not widely used that too in Karnataka!! We, Kannadigas tend to blame others for not learning it when they come to work or live in Karnataka. But, … Continue reading What is Hurting the Growth of Kannada Language (Author: RamaMurthy)

Kids Have Their Priorities Straight :-)

Yesterday, I was reading Calvin & Hobbes with my kid. One particular cartoon section on Mother's Day gift by Calvin cracked us up. It reminded me of an incident that happened when my kids were still in Pre-K. I used to work in downtown Boston. My husband and I had this arrangement wherein I would … Continue reading Kids Have Their Priorities Straight 🙂

Ant Virus 😊 (Author: RamaMurthy)

ಮನ್ನೇ ದಿನ, function ನಲ್ಲಿ, ಕೆಲವರು ನೀವು ಯಾಕೋ ಬರೆಯೋದು ನಿಲ್ಸಿಬಿಟ್ಟಿದೀರಲ್ಲ ಬರೀತಾ ಇರಿ, ನಮಗೆ ಇಷ್ಟವಾಗುತ್ತೆ ನೀವು ಬರೆಯೋದು ಅಂತ ಕೆಲವರು ಹೇಳಿದ್ರು. ಅಬ್ಬಾ, ನಾನು ಬರೆಯೋದನ್ನ ಓದುವವರೂ ಇದ್ದಾರಲ್ಲ ಅಂತ ಸ್ವಲ್ಪ ಖುಷಿಯಾಯ್ತು. ಏನಾದರೂ ಬರೆಯೋಣ ಅಂತ ಕೂತ್ಕೊಂಡ್ರೆ ಯಾಕೋ ಹಳೆಯ ಒಂದು ಘಟನೆ ನೆನಪಿಗೆ ಬರಕ್ಕೆ ಶುರುವಾಗ್ತಿದೆ. ಅದು ಯಾಕೋ ಬೇರೆ ಏನನ್ನೂ ಬರೆಯಲು ಬಿಡ್ತಿಲ್ಲ. ಅದನ್ನೇ ಮೊದಲು ಹೇಳಿ ಬಿಡ್ತೀನಿ. ನನಗೆ ಮೊದಲಿಂದಲೂ ದಿನ ನಿತ್ಯದ ಸಂಗತಿಗಳಲ್ಲಿ, office meeting ಗಳಲ್ಲಿ … Continue reading Ant Virus 😊 (Author: RamaMurthy)