Sunday Stealing-- My favourite author, family recipe and more!


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It's time for a Sunday Stealing again!
This is the last Sunday stealing of this blog marathon.

Here goes.

1.Would you rather ride a bike, ride a horse, or drive a car?

I have done two of the above. I’d love to bond with a horse, learn to ride it.


2. Who is your favorite author?

Too many to name. Michael Morpurgo, Audrey Niffeneger, Roald Dahl and  Elif Shafak immediately come to mind.


3. Would you rather vacation in Hawaii or Alaska, and why?

Alaska. I’ve been to many beach destinations and I’ve been to Maldives which tops the list of Beach destinations.  So cold white Alaska it is.


4. If you could go back in time, what year would you travel to?

I’d travel to the time when my father was alive so I could meet him once more.


5.  What's your favorite zoo animal?

I detest zoos. I think it is a horribly cruel concept. Animals belong in the wild.


6.  What's the tallest building you've been to the top of?

A building in Abu Dhabi. I forget the name—but I was given the pent house right on top. It was fascinating and wonderful to live there. I was invited as a guest of honour representing India at the Abu Dhabi International Literature festival. It was truly memorable.


7. How often do you buy clothes?

Whenever I feel the need. I’m trying to be a minimalist now, so I give away a lot of stuff.


8. What was the last thing you recorded on TV?

I don’t remember! This must have been back in the say when we had to record TV shows if we missed it. But now it’s always available and we can binge watch.


9.  What was the last book you read?

I’m currently reading The temporary roomie by Sarah Adams. The last one I read was ‘You made a fool of death with your beauty’ by Akwaeki Emezi


10. What's your favorite type of foreign food?

It’s hard to name one type. I like different things from different cuisines. I love Vietnamese, Arabic and Spanish cuisine.


11. What kitchen appliance do you use every day?


That would be the gas stove and knife, apart from the hot water kettle.

12. How old were you when you learned Santa wasn't real? How did you find out?

Being raised in a Hindu household, I believed in Krishna, Rama and all the Indian mythological stories. For me, Santa Claus was always a fairy tale, and so I didn’t think much about Santa being real. On the other hand, I’d visited Dwaraka as a child, seen the birth place of Krishna, been in Badrinath etc. Santa Claus was just in the books I read.


13.  What was your favorite subject in school?

English! I always topped the class in English through all my years of schooling.


14. What's the most unusual thing you've ever eaten?
I don’t eat meat. I imagine that must be ‘unusual’ and I would never know as I don’t intend to eat or try meat or sea food. (I can’t even stand the thought of it)


15. What's your favorite family recipe?

Pathrodo—the most essential in Gowd Saraswath Brahmin households!



  1. I'd never heard of Pathrodo...or, in reading the recipe, any of its ingredients!

    1. Its an exotic recipe even in India! Most people haven't heard of it! Only the konkani folks make it and it is a minority language.
      I visited your blog and read the answers--but I am unable to leave a comment even though I am signed in.
      I just finished the first season of Outlanders--and it's so gripping!

  2. I get your aversion about zoos. That said, they were WAY better than when I was growing up and the lions, et al were in concrete cages. And unfortunately, they may be the only way some species even survive.

    1. Don't know--i feel its cruel to capture animals for the sole purpose of humans entertainment. We could have protected sanctuaries to help animals survive.

  3. I loved learning a little about your culture! Loved your answers! Have a nice day! ♥

  4. Loved your answers! The books you just read and currently reading sound very intriguing. And I've never heard of Pathrodo; will check the recipe. :)

    1. Oh its exotic and very hard to make.

  5. Namaskaram Preetiji,

    Really WOW! What a fun filled post with nuggets of wisdom intrinsically woven in the answers.

    I got to learn about a new dish,a few new authors (new for me coz I was unaware) and some more of your admirable traits.

    This blog was a revelation in terms of its content.

    Waiting for your 3 manuscripts being transformed into beautiful bestsellers.

    With lots of Love,heartfelt Respect and total Devotion.💛👍🙏

  6. Ma'am, I was not knowing you do not eat fish and meat. It's very good ! I am also trying hard to do away with them, although in a Bengali household it is very difficult.

  7. Wow! It is so fun reading your answers mam. Eagerly waiting for 'When love came calling part -2'.


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