If life were a Bollywood movie…

Indians will know what I am talking about right away, but as for others, I am talking about the Indian film industry which churns out  a large number of movies every year. While the content and presentation of movies in Bollywood has changed in keeping with the changing times, some stereotypes are so quintessentially BollywoodianContinue reading “If life were a Bollywood movie…”

Always an Indian at heart- Phir bhi dil hai Hindustani

Above: Holiday lights showcasing the Taj Mahal in Philadelphia This may sound strange and duplicitous for someone who left her country to pursue greener pastures to say, but I’m going to talk about it anyway…I still consider myself deeply patriotic. Having aspired to travel the world as an ambassador from India (by joining the Indian foreignContinue reading “Always an Indian at heart- Phir bhi dil hai Hindustani”

Confident in ignorance

“To succeed in life you need two things: ignorance and confidence.”– Mark Twain Replica of the famous statue of David by Michaelangelo in Florence, Italy (the original is at Accademia in Florence)- to me, this statue depicts a supremely confident man I never realized until fairly recently how astutely Mr. Twain had nailed the secretContinue reading “Confident in ignorance”

Setting fire to water

I am literally talking about setting fire to water…not figuratively… http://www.knikaquatics.com/Home.jsp?team=akka I just remembered reading a book on the periodic table (table of all elements arranged according to atomic numbers and masses) as a child. While reading about sodium, I was fascinated by the fact that a lump of sodium would burn when placed in waterContinue reading “Setting fire to water”

Why I love facebook

FB gets plenty of bad press…how people are living in the virtual world, how FB encourages unfair competition, how people are more concerned with their appearances on FB, how they waste their time etc…. I love facebook. I think it is the best thing since sliced bread (forgive the cliched expression).. I post pictures onContinue reading “Why I love facebook”

“Holy” or “sweet”?

I was eating pasta with basil pesto sauce the other day, and was reminded of the holy basil… Now everyone is familiar with sweet basil, the one that is used in Italian cuisine. Personally, I love the flavor imparted by sweet basil, and have used it in Indian cooking too. However, in India, there is noContinue reading ““Holy” or “sweet”?”

The Rainbow Color

White, the symbol of purity, serenity, peace…here is a compilation of images showing white in all its splendor. Enjoy!Of course, it’s winter, so I start with a snowy landscape in Maine..This unusual sculpture in white at the Museum of Art and Design, New York City..Bridal white gown made of glass at the Corning Museum ofContinue reading “The Rainbow Color”