Bengal Diaries: Touchdown Calcutta

Teensy weensy houses below me. They look so much like a makeup palette that it cracks me up. Leaving my dear ole Bangalore behind, I’ve climbed aboard my airplane and I can see the endless ocean through the window after taking off. Skimming the edge of the East Indian border, I can see the water sprakling enticingly, calling me to it….

Homemade Protein Balls

When it comes to the variety of protein bars and balls, the sky is the limit. With over a 100 different variations and combinations of ingredients, they’re easily the most versatile energy provider. Today’s energy balls are a simple combination of cashews, dates and cinnamon. The cashews are rich in taste and cover up the overly sweet…

Homemade Dog Treats

The amount of treats we get for Richie is unreal. If only I’d realised earlier how easy it is to make treats yourself, I’d make them myself all the time. All you need is 4 ingredients, a cute cookie cutter and you’re set. Warning: Be prepared for a lot of rolling and cutting shapes. DIY Dog…

Close to Your Roots

Modern India has turned all our traditional guises into fashion statements. While saris and lehengas were something worn by every woman once, they have now become intricately adorned artwork we showcase on ourselves. Ethnic days and festivals have become the only occasions to wear our regional clothing. India has a vast range of cultures and due to this, an assortment…

Ganesh Chaturti

Ganesh Chaturti is the Indian festival devoted to Lord Ganesha, the elephant-headed God. Hinduism is ingrained with several festivals and occasion to give offerings to Gods. This particular celebration is to ensure that all new beginnings start with no obstacles. Traditionally celebrated for 10 days, the festivities are filled with extreme pomp and show. Huge clay idols of Ganesha are fixed for public…

T-Shirt Refashion: Bow Sleeve Tee

The ideal craft for me is one that takes less than 10 minutes. Just a snip here, a stitch there and it should be ready. When I came across this tutorial, I was thrilled! It’s so effortlessly cute and it doesn’t even take needle and thread. A strong glue like E6000 or the Indian FeviKwik is…

The Presidency Tribe

Listen up Bangaloreans, it’s finally fest season! You know what that means right? Tons of colleges, dozens of platforms and a plethora of talent are going to be witnessed around Bangalore for the next month or so. To kick start the college hop, Carmel PU College, Basaveshwarnagar conducted its fest Rendezvous yesterday. With nearly 40 colleges participating,…

Brown Sugar + Coconut Scrub

Exfoliation is key to healthy skin. It removes dead cells and lets the new skin cells shine out. It’s also essential to exfoliate before shaving or waxing since it prevents ingrown hair and bumps. Coconut oil moisturizes and brown sugar scrubs well. Two simple ingredients from the kitchen are all it takes to make an easy…

Hazelnut Cookies (Brutti ma Buoni)

Today I’m introducing you lovely readers to an old friend, Kevin. This crazy weirdo was my classmate in my previous school and still continues to be an annoying little thing in college. Two years ago, I’d made these very same hazelnut cookies. After taking it to school, it was in everyone’s tummy within seconds. Kevin…

Prejudice Doesn’t Exist

Public transport is both the boon and the bane of our existence. While some people survive purely on its availability, others like me can only push back our tears, pull our socks up and hustle through the sweaty, grinding mess and pray it gets over soon. Evidently, this is a vent post. Yesterday, my scooty’s…

Mysore Rasam

The last 4 days, I’ve been sick and so I opted to stay behind instead of going for the trip. While the entire family and co. were in Mangalore, I was at home with grandma until dad booked a flight and got home yesterday morning because he was sick too. My aunt would come home with breakfast,…

Red Velvet Cake

So this happened. Today is my lil brother Vitthal’s birthday. Guessed what that demands for? A cake of course!! My previous post on Flour Buttercream was created for this very reason. Remembering that it stays good for 2-3 days, I knew I had to get it all together as early as possible since I’m all tied…