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After The Rains Resort
Happiness, Hippie Tales, My Heart Rambles

After The Rains Resort; Of Peaceful Evenings, Lush Green Valleys & Spectacular Views

What do you think of when you think of peace? A cold breeze, an old little book to read or a place with eternal dense green trees marking the horizon? Peace, as the dictionary proclaims, is a feeling of freedom, of tranquility, unmatched calmness and quietude. It is the feeling where the war in your head dies with a gentle wisp of air and rests in the beauty of nature. Such was the feeling when I stood atop the balcony of my cottage facing theĀ western ghat mountain ranges of the Nilgiri. It was a quaint little cottage, but the views …

#cheryljoy
Happiness, My Heart Rambles

Our Story- The Beginning Of A Lifetime! #cheryljoy

“My darling, you will never be unloved by me. You are too well tangled in my soul.” Love, Oh! How I love the feeling of it and more than that how I love being in love with someone, I can easily picture a lifetime with (yes, a happy home and two little kids). Haha… šŸ˜€ Being from opposite sides of the country, I had no idea at all that I would ever meet someone who shares so much. Including the same look in the eyes and throbbing heartbeats when the eyes meet. Joy has given me a million excited butterflies, …

onion vetta kuzhambu
Curries & Stories

Onion Vetta Kuzhambu (Onion Garlic Kuzhambu)

This quickest to make; an alternative to the traditional main South Indian dish sambar is a delight to the tummy. Starting to get acquainted with the fact that I am going to be entering a South Indian Family soon, I have this urge to learn all things Tamilian (especially food) so that I can keep Mister happy and gushing with appreciation all the time. As selfish as my needs might sound right now, this dish will completely turn you into a super selfish foodie when it’s done. With hints of tamarind and oodles of sambar masala along with ghee and …

Dips & Sauces, Happiness, Quick Bits

Easy Berry Jam Recipe At Home In 5 Minutes (No Additional Pectin!)

Holla, all berry lovers! Here’s a yummy, fruity hello to all of you. This quick and easy berry jam recipe is the best for days when you don’t wish to spend hours cooking! I was super hungry today in the evening and I thought of making something quick and easy. After tossing vegetables and thinking which fruit to gorge on, I saw my bottles full of dried and frozen berries. As soon as I came across the bottles, I thought of flipping the berries into a saucepan with some sugar and lemon and have my tea gorging on a berry-richĀ jam …

Fudgiest Chocolate Brownies In Minutes
Bake With Me, Happiness

Hereā€™s How To Make The Fudgiest Chocolate Brownies In Minutes

Whosoever said, ā€œSo long as you have food in your mouth, you have solved all problems for the time beingā€ was definitely talking about chocolate brownies. Certainly, a tasty, moist chocolate rich batch of fudgy chocolate brownies goes a long way and this recipe here is my tried and tested way to make the fudgiest brownies ever; with the crackled top, of course. Brownies have always been my favourite when to comes to baking. And of course, eating too. Nothing beats a grumpy mood better than a quick dive into gooey goodness. I am a person who loves my brownie …

Chili Lime Frozen Mango Slushie
Drinks, Quick Bits

Chilli Lime Frozen Mango Slushie (Frozen Mango Mocktail)

Mangoes!! A staple in every household in the summers, Mango is without a doubt everyone’s favorite. Whether you dig your hands into a bucket full of mangoes or even just carefully peel it and eat it; Mangoes areĀ love. They are one hell of a favorite fruit and if you talk about a frozen mango drink; well, there isn’t anyone who’d say a no to that? I am a sucker for mangoes, I am a sucker for sorbets and more than that I love frozen mangoes. It brings us all the good old childhood memories, doesn’t it? And with summer around, …

Curries & Stories, Happiness

Try This Crazy Quick ‘Asian Garlic Noodles’ Recipe!

  10 minutes and done! Yes! This recipe goes to the lazy Friday nights that are spent binge-watching Netflix along with a pint full of barley water or that damnĀ coke. While you might casually go to the kitchen, grab a packet of Maggi noodles or even Yippee if you are a fan of it, know that there are other really quick and easy ways available to upgrade your Netflix munchies. So, why not get rid of the same old Maggi noodles and try this ten mins crazy quick Asian Garlic noodles recipe to turn your Fridays around? Trust me; you …

chocolate cake recipe
Curries & Stories, Happiness

Mommy’s Good Old Chocolate Cake Recipe With An Easy Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

  Umm.. chocolate cake! The one that tingles the mind and gushes all the happy hormones out of the body. Eeep… I know how much all of us; count in kids, parents, elders, everyone love chocolate cake the most. While there are a number of recipes available online for making the fluffiest chocolate cake ever, I swear by this one. The best chocolate cake recipe ever? How can I say that? This recipe is right out of my mother’s little diary (the diary that she kept hidden all this while and I got to know about it while I was …

Bhopalā€™s Madhya Pradesh Tribal Museum
Happiness, Hippie Tales

A Tour Into The Bhopal’s Tribal Museum: Why Did I Never Visit This Perfect Land?

  What do you generally expect when you go to a museum? A lot of history, old stashes of books, aesthetics in the corners and other same old stuff. Right? Well, I know this, and this is exactly what we may find once we walk into a museum. ButĀ Bhopalā€™s Madhya Pradesh Tribal Museum was a breeze of crisp air. The aesthetics unfurl a rich tapestry of stories along with the depiction of all the tribes from Madhya Pradesh. They are canvased and crafted perfectly into an artsy rich environment, an environment that made me fall in love with history. I …

banana leaf meal
Happiness, On My Plate

On My Plate: The Classic South Indian Meal @ Madurai Kumar Mess, Chennai

  Chennai; the city I can gladly call home, was not just a delight to my soul but also my tummy. Yes, if you are in Chennai and if you love food (of course, you love food) you have to try everything that the cultural hub of Tamil Nadu has to offer. No visit to Chennai is complete without rolling your sleeves up and going the whole hog (seriously, completely) on food larger than life. I am not kidding, the food served in the banana leaf was larger than life. While most of you might think that the city has …

Holipura Village Chambal
Happiness, Hippie Tales

Through My Soulful Lens: Holipura Village Visit Around Chambal

  What comes to your mind, when you first think of Chambal? Do you think about Phoolan Devi or Paan Singh Tomar? I know even the name ‘Chambal’ creates a fear in our mind but the time has changed. The ravines of the Chambal village no longer house the famous dacoits. The ravines of Chambal (Madhya Pradesh’s Morena and Uttar Pradesh’s Bundalkhand) might definitely be a house to a thousand folklores once upon a time, the ones that are mostly narrated by our grannies in an attempt to threaten us but the village holds much more than what we’ve always …

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