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जब बालों ने इतिहास बदल दिया

posted on Trivia – The Spice of Life on 07/05/2023 चित्र स्रोत एवं जब मैं छोटी थी तब दूरदर्शन पर बड़े चाव से महाभारत और चाणक्य जैसे धारावाहिक देखा करती थी। उम्र कोई दस-ग्यारह साल की रही होगी। संवादों की गहराई तब पल्ले नहीं पड़ी। पर हमारा इतिहास इतना रोचक है कि ऐसेContinue reading “जब बालों ने इतिहास बदल दिया”

The Fat is in the Fire

Posted on Trivia – the Spice of Life on 09/04/2023 Palm Oil and Cold pressed oils Image Courtesy : & While we all enjoy eating out, how often do we bother to think about the cooking oil used by the restaurant where we enjoy our favourite dish? Eating out as well as orderingContinue reading “The Fat is in the Fire”

र and ल in Hindi Film Music

Posted on 22/03/2023 on Trivia – The Spice of Life This is not a post on Hindi phonetics. But it would be interesting to understand the semi-vowels of Hindi alphabet to appreciate how they have been used in film songs. The semi vowels of the Hindi varnamala (वर्णमाला i.e. alphabet) are called antastha (or अन्तःस्थContinue reading “र and ल in Hindi Film Music”

All about going up and down

Posted on Trivia- The Spice of Life on 29/01/2023 With increasing concretization of our urban agglomerates, the only scope for expansion is vertical, as there is little scope left for horizontal expansion. The logical fallout of that is sky scrapers with elevators to negotiate the ever increasing number of storeys. Elevators, thus, are now aContinue reading “All about going up and down”

The Tyagaraja Aaradhana – A Unique Musical Tribute

Posted on Trivia – The Spice of Life on 15/01/2023 [ Here’s wishing all the readers a very Happy Sankranti!] Tyagaraja Image courtesy : Those who are familiar with Carnatic music are sure to know about the Tyagaraja Aaradhana – an annual commemoration of the poet saint Tyagaraja – which is usually held inContinue reading “The Tyagaraja Aaradhana – A Unique Musical Tribute”

To Mollycoddle or To Let Go

Posted on Trivia – The Spice of Life on 26/11/2022 Image courtesy : & I am sure all parents would have been told that life will be less stressful, once the children grow up and become more independent. The truth is that there are challenges at each stage of parenting. It is justContinue reading “To Mollycoddle or To Let Go”

The Psychology of Numbers

Posted on Trivia- the Spice of Life on 29/10/2022 Psychology of numbers Image Courtesy: What’s in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet; These are immortal lines of Shakespeare from his play Romeo and Juliet. Can we say the same about numbers? Well, I believeContinue reading “The Psychology of Numbers”

Konaseema Tourism – Waves, Weaves and Much More

Posted on Trivia- The Spice of Life on 25/06/2022 As children start growing up, a family vacation is rather challenging to plan and execute. However, determined to steal some quality time and explore an area which is akin to a hidden treasure trove, we set off to Konaseema (coastal Andhra Pradesh) during the Ganeshotsav breakContinue reading Konaseema Tourism – Waves, Weaves and Much More”

The World Behind the Mask (मास्क के पीछे की दुनिया का वर्णन)

(Posted on 29/08/2022 on Trivia- The Spice of Life) [Many a slice of life post that I write, especially in Hindi, can be attributed to a school assignment of my daughters. This piece was written on the fly for an elocution that my daughter wanted to participate in. Since I had taken the effort toContinue reading “The World Behind the Mask (मास्क के पीछे की दुनिया का वर्णन)”

The Tote Bag Story

Posted on Trivia – the Spice of Life on 09/08/2022 Recently, a branded tote bag was in the news. I have no interest whatsoever in the political wrangles surrounding the tote bag. My love is for the tote bag per se. While the motto of life should be simple living and high thinking, when itContinue reading “The Tote Bag Story”