Showing posts from December, 2013

Musing: The Year in Review Part II

This post has been long overdue...those who have read the first half of my year in review, wondered what had happened in the following six months of 2013... here's the story now...

The month of July began and I decided that I had just about enough of holidays. I wanted to start working, interning or doing anything...that would stop me from turning into a lazy lump of corruption. From friends I learned that Hope Foundation was taking in volunteers and interns. I became a volunteer to a Hope Coaching Center and you can read about my experiences there here and here.

This was also the month when I attended a wine trail...which was a blogger's event. I met a lot of bloggers and I must say that was a pleasant experience. Both the wine tasting and the fact that the people whose blogs you've been reading, suddenly come alive in front of you. Swarnali, was the one you introduced me to this event.

This was also the month that our MPhil list came out and to my surprise and delight, …

Musing: The Year in Review (Part I)

Warning: This blog post might come across as a "little personal." If you have anything against blogs containing personal writings, please feel free to ignore this post. Those of you who do not have a problem with letting someone write their hearts' out, do go on... 

"Anything is possible, when you believe it."
- Anonymous 

On 1st January 2013, if someone had told me that I would be living through probably one of the best years of my life, I would have laughed at them. 2012 had ended on a very bitter note for life had collapsed, most of my relationships were in turmoil and something in me had simply died. It was an effort to even drag myself out of bed and go through the day. At twenty three, I felt like a hundred year old...with hardly any desire to live. 
January was one of the bitterest months that I've ever lived through. Without the presence of my friends and a very darling like, Pippo, I don't believe I could have even managed to get out of be…

My Liebster Award

Thank you so much, Bharati Singha of Interesting Things: Interesting things on Earth, for nominating me for the Liebster Award. I am pleasantly surprised that you found my blog interesting enough to be nominated for this award... ^_^ Thank you, thank you, thank you...

The rules of Liebster award:
1) Each nominee must thank and link back the person who nominated them.

2) Answer the 10 questions given to you by the nominator.

3) Nominate 10 other bloggers for this award who have less than 200 followers.

4) Create 10 questions for your nominees to answer.

5) Let the nominees know that they have been nominated by notifying them.

The questions from Bharati.... (which I've answered, which are hopefully interesting answers... :P )
1. Why did you start your blog?

I started a blog way back in 2008...but back then, I used to mostly document my poetry in...and till 2011, I kept using my blog as a place to write poem rants. From 2012, it all changed.... I discovered the perks of blogging than…

Recipe: Simple Way Pizza

A conversation with a friend from the University, made me search high and low for a possible way to make/bake a pizza without the help of an oven. Then I found the best method ever: The Stove Top Pizza.
It really easy a very easy recipe and the pizza turns out well, (no matter how much you expect it to become a roti it defies you: you are going to end with a good looking Pizza!!!)

Ingredients  2 cups of flour (maida)  2 cups of wheat flour  Salt  2 tablespoon baking soda  1 tablespoon sugar  4 tablespoon of olive oil 1 and 1/4th cup mix of water and milk (lukewarm) Cooking oil 
Method:  Add the two flours and salt together, and mix this together. Next, add the baking soda and the sugar. Now, add all these dry ingredients together.  Add the olive oil, and then the lukewarm mixture of water and milk. Mix all this together till you get the dough. If needed you can add more lukewarm water. You can knead the dough, sprinkling it with flour, to make it very smooth. It should not stick to y…