These are some of the pieces I worked on as soon as I came back from the land of Buddhism, the blue lotus, Perehara in Kandy, the stupas in Anuradhapura, the Pulanerva tour, the green hills and the clean fishing waters, the Ceylon spurfowl and other free birds and elephants and peaceful people, culminated into … More Draws from the Lanka land
Just when we had finished tasting the various kinds of teas, bitter as they were, my sons’ eyes fell on the gleaming shelf filled with gourmet chocolates manned by a good looking lad behind the desk. Ahoy! The father was convinced by their cute puppy faces and they rushed in to taste the Caramel chocolate … More The chocolate tasting experience
Tea is something that colonisation brought to us. Originally, we all had secret herbal extract recipes that our grandmas passed on to us, which is what we used to have as ‘teas’. However, over the last couple of centuries we have all converted to the light brown sugar filled concoction that makes us happy. It … More Tea Tasting in Lanka
Dear Shri Krishna, Thankyou is a very limited word in the English language for what I feel for all that You have given me. The situation you have put me in to be exploring your divine verses in the Gita, is the only reason why I am here today, saying this to you. Anugraham. You … More Gita, and Krishna
It is that time of the year when virtual and real chat rooms fill with murmurs of the names we all love – Cersei Lannister, Jon Snow, Daenerys Targaryan.. Our hearts implode with excitement and opinions and descriptions fly across like Chinese fireworks. Not even Mahabharata unites people today like GoT does! People usually like … More The GoT mandala series..
Just another day at our house… Sarang: When you look at the Sun directly, your eyes see blue colour. Why is that? Kedar: Duh! Same reason why the sky is blue! Me: No, the sky doesn’t actually have a colour, it is reflection of water. Father and first son scream their guts out, blowing on … More A normal day in the Rajgopaul household…
Holidays means cooking innovations. This is very time consuming and challenging. This morning my adventures in the kitchen lasted a tad longer than usual. I was finishing up my ragi-rotis and prepping for ‘healthy’ samosas to satiate the junk needs for my kids palette and satiate my need to sneak in some veggies alongside. The … More Roach rendezvous!