Showing posts from November, 2013

IndiVine Post: Dove's Guessing Game with my Friend!

"Best friends are the sisters God forgot to give us!"  ~ Anonymous 
My best friend and I have not been best friends forever. Even though we met when we were 5-6 years old, we did not hit it off at all. It wasn't till 2004, when we were both in 9th standard, that Soumma and I started becoming really good friends. Friendships are not born in one day...and I can bet anything we're the proof of that. 
But we're also proof of being crazy, weird, funny and having a world of our own - which makes us both get so wrapped up with each other, that sometimes our other buddies prefer not to meet the two of us together. Despite knowing Soumma for the last nine odd years, it's funny that we never went out shopping together. Nor have we ever discussed jewelry. That has been a more recent development. For some reason (don't ask me what), we discussed the clothes and jewelry part of our lives with other friends. 
And yet, it would be wrong to say we've never dressed up …

Book Review: The Homing Pigeons

Details of the Book  Publisher: Srishti PublisherCover: PaperbackNo. Of Pages: 328Date of Publication: 2013Language: EnglishISBN 13: 9789380349916ISBN 10: 9380349912Year Of Publication: 2013Author: 

About the Book: In the middle of the catastrophic 2008 recession, Aditya, a jobless, penniless man meets an attractive stranger in a bar. Little does he know that his life will change forever.

When Radhika, a young, rich widow, marries off her stepdaughter, little does she know that the freedom she has yearned for is not exactly how she had envisioned it.

They say homing pigeons always come back to their mate, no matter where you leave them on the face of this earth. The Homing Pigeons is the story of love between these two unsuspecting characters as it is of lust, greed, separations, prejudices and crumbling spines.
About the Author: A hotelier by education, an ex-banker and a senior executive in the outsourcing industry, Sid gave up a plush career in the outsourcing industry to fo…

Recipe: The Heart Shaped Brownie

It's just the 15th of November 2013, and yet my goal for 2014 is still being realized. So this evening, was another one of my cooking experiments. This time I decided to modify a recipe I'd come across online called, "Brownie in a Mug", to make my very own "The Heart Shaped Brownie".

Ingredients  100 g of flour  100 g of sugar  3 tablespoon of cocoa powder  A pinch of salt  4 tablespoon of olive oil  6 tablespoon of water  3 tablespoon of milk 
Method  In a mixing bowl, add the flour, the sugar, the cocoa powder, the pinch of salt, the olive oil, and mix this all up, add the milk in order to make your ingredients become a plain batter. Be sure not to let any lumps form. 

Now pour this batter into your mould (or any microwavable bowl). Make sure it settles down well, and remember to grease your mould beforehand. You really don't want to scrape your brownie out!!! 
Microwave it...for around 5 minutes. I suggest microwaving it 1 minute at a t…

Recipe: The Cake in a Cup (with a twist)

A few days ago, I made a to-do list for 2014. One of the things on that list is, to learn how to cook. I have been making Pancakes since the time I was 14, but I really want to branch out and learn how to cook other things. And not just cheese omlettes and such cliched food. I had been struggling to make a proper cake for a long time, so imagine my surprise when I learned there is such a thing as a "Cake in a Cup" which takes approximately 2 to 5 minutes to bake. 

The Cake in a Cup (with a twist)  Ingredients:  1 Coffee Mug/Any Microwaveable Mug  4 tablespoon of flour  2 tablespoon of cocoa  1 egg  3 tablespoon of milk  1 tablespoon of butter  1/4 tablespoon of sugar  Vanilla essence 
Method:  In a bowl, mix the milk and the egg well. Then add the butter, and keep on stirring. Then add the sugar, mixing it all very well.
Add the vanilla essence. 
After mixing it, add the flour and mix again. 

Now you can put a part of this mixture into your mug and microwave for around a mi…

IndiVine Post: The Platinum Day of Love

Describe your Platinum Day of Love, the one that you have experienced or the one you dream of. Tell us why platinum is best suited to celebrate the day you find everlasting love. The most heartfelt stories will win precious platinum jewelry! 
Sam: Why do I and everyone I love choose people who treat us like we're nothing?  Charlie: We accept the love we think we deserve.  - The Perks of being a Wallflower 

My Platinum Day of Love is yet to arrive! But that doesn't mean that I never think about that day. More likely, I keep dreaming about that day... 
I don't know why but I've always found stories which involve people who've known each other since childhood, suddenly falling in love to be absolutely adorable. 
Knowing someone for so many years and loving them, already gives you a solid ground. Falling in love with them...that's right next to magical. 
"Love doesn't hurt", and it's so true. It's mostly the people we choose to fall in love with.…