That familiar aroma

Be it your birthday, a regional festival or an important occasion, or just a craving for something sweet, that familiar aroma will pervade through your house and bring back memories of every other instance that this sweet dish brought joy, happiness and the spirit of sharing. It will remind you about how you fought with your brother for the last spoon of that scrumptious sweet, or how impatiently you waited for your mother to take it off the stove and how you burnt your tongue because you couldn’t wait for it to cool down or the times somebody messed it up so bad that you just died a little after all that waiting or that one wedding where it tasted so good that you wished you could ask for a second helping and wondered if you would look too greedy. Continue reading “That familiar aroma”

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The boat less taken

The backwaters of Kerala attract a ton of travelers from around the globe. The calm waters, the coconut tree lined banks, the ducks enjoying their swim, the lone bird on a log of wood floating on the water, the blue skies and the refreshing breeze from the lake will calm your mind and soothe your senses and if you are a romantic will make you reach out for your partner’s hand. Continue reading “The boat less taken”