Now the U.S. is a culinary jungle all by itself and living here for more than a decade has greatly influenced my cooking. As a young bride I focused on making everyday Indian food which was easy, given that I used to help my mom a lot in the kitchen and knew most of the basic … Continue reading My Gastronomic Adventure – Part 2
It is with utmost joy that I write (and now type) this post. A long awaited dream of mine has come true. Roll back to the second post I wrote (The Work Saga -http://www.punctuatelife.com/2012/02/13/the-work-saga/) and you'll know what I'm talking about. I got a job! A real job! One that pays! It's been less than a … Continue reading A Heart Full of Gratitude
If you’re anything like me, reading this title would make you wonder if I was a little high or losing my mind. I promise I’m neither – this is the plain, honest truth as I’ve experienced it. If the title piqued your curiosity, then good. This is not really a how-to article…but it is a true-to-life experience … Continue reading Guest Blog : How to Meet, Date and Marry your Soulmate in One Year! (by Shomita Sarah)
I wrote a post last year about signs that have appeared in my life. Signs that thunderously declare the presence of a God, Universe, Consciousness or whatever you like to call it. But the signs this time were not speaking to me. Not pointing me in any specific direction and no earth-shaking discoveries or breakthroughs … Continue reading Signs Galore
The world has become unbearable to me. The more I try to center myself and tap into inner peace, the more junk it throws at me. I love the trash-to-treasure idea but what do you do with random acts of violence with absolutely no motive or reasoning. It's hard to erase those images from … Continue reading You are Not Alone
My cousin G's wedding was one of the reasons I really wanted to be in Chennai for the winter holidays. She called me sometime in August when she was fixing the date and the venue and confirmed that the kids and P were off for Christmas/New Year. I assured her that we would make it … Continue reading The Chennai Chronicles – Part 3 (The Wedding)
It's December and the New Age is upon us. I'm so excited to share this poem with you. I haven't written verse in over a decade...so this is some breakthrough for me! This whole year has been filled with blessings and of course all of you readers. I am so thankful for every one of you and … Continue reading The New Age
The World cries War! War! War! and my tiny heart weeps and cries for Peace. Peace and brotherhood beyond the confines of nations, religions and race. Isn't it high time? Do we want the 21st century to be named the Darkest Ages Ever? Seriously! Have we progressed? Look back at history and you see the … Continue reading Peace Anyone?
Sandy hit last week and took many people with it. The pictures of the damage were heart wrenching. One cold December not too long ago we woke up freezing. A freak ice storm had left our town without power. We had to live in a friend's place and then a hotel for five days until … Continue reading Love Never Dies…
I turned vegetarian when I was 16. I saw a goat being slaughtered on television. I saw chickens with their feet tied to the handlebars of bicycles, their beaks grazing the wheels. My taste buds kinda died that day. I lost my taste for mutton and chicken and even seafood. I went a bit extreme … Continue reading Vegan or Vegetarian?