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20 random questions--just for fun.

It's been ages and ages since I did a 'just for fun' meme post. So I decided to do one today. Something that did not need heavy thought, something that was fun and something that I would enjoy doing. So here are Random Twenty Questions from Sunday Stealing. You are most welcome to do them too and leave your links in the Sunday Stealing post. 1. Last time you had butterflies in your stomach? I guess it was a long long time ago. Now I only have stress. No butterflies. Butterflies think the garden is a better place, compared to my tummy and have long deserted me. 2. What was your last alcoholic beverage? Whiskey. 3. Who can you trust? Undoubtedly this man: 4. Where was your first kiss with your current significant other? Mumbai Airport :) 5. Favorite Band? U2, Pink Floyd and some of GNR, some of Metallica,some of REM, Mumford and sons, Steve Hacket. 6. What is something you've learned about yourself recently? That even when I think I cannot go o

What mothers really want.

My mother and me--clicked in Singapore, in the orchid garden that my mom loved. The first message I got today was from my mom. 'happy mother's day' she had texted. I called her up and wished her the same. Much is made of Mother's day. Spas declare a 'bring-your-mom-at-a-fifty-precent-discount' offer. Opticians offer incentives for your mother's spectacles. Hospitals offer a free check-up. Card shops scream about gifts for your mother apart from the cloyingly sentimental cards cleverly written to tug at your heart-strings and make you go awww. But has anyone bothered to ask their mothers what it is that they would like from their children? Here are three letters written from the point of view of  mothers of children in three age groups: 0--12 years : Apple-of-my-eye 13--21 years: My young star 21 and above :  The adult child. Dearest Apple of my eye, Thank you so much for the lovely card you sat up making for me. It is beautiful. Than

A few blessings.

Most of last few weeks, Indian summer has been at it's full scorch.  But these days, Bangalore feels like heaven.It's cloudy,cool winds blow and the skies paint themselves into landscapes worthy of a Monet's painting. This was my view. And as I watched the sun set,  it changed to this: Truly felt like paradise. It was breathtakingly stunning. Then the kids were hungry. They wanted a snack. Junk food is something I dislike. I am all for lip-smacking, nutritious, healthy home cooked stuff, which can be made in a jiffy. Here is what I made: In case you wish to make it, the recipe is here.  This evening, I made another equally tasty (and healthy)  snack. Here is what I made:  I spread butter on one side. Then I topped  the other with grated Cheddar cheese,  granulated garlic  and chilly flakes. (you could just use freshly crushed Garlic too). Grilled it in the oven at 150 degree centigrade for about 7-10 minutes or till the cheese melts. The