Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Eat your plate!

What excessive googling skills, and a passion for food can land you into - http://www.bakeys.com/EdibleCutlery.html

Amazed at their efforts to use jowar, shorgum for making edible cutlery, and the colours from vegetables. Not had a chance to personally use them, but a definite move in social entrepreneurship.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Kitchen Dates - Theraphy

Have you ever gone on a date?

To do some work?

And to learn new recipes?

If no, then you are missing kitchen dates!

I have been on atleast 8 -10 kitchen dates with Chitra Ma, over the last 10 months. And I must say, my personal self has improved drastically. The following are some changes I observe:

A sense of always 'having something to do' - I have a dozen recipes on my "To try" list, at any given point of time.
Better googling skills. Ask me where dill leaves are there in chennai, or where ricotta is available.
More knowledge - Ask me how to use a thermometer in cooking or on how Ferrero Rochers are made. I will tellyou.
More Responsibility - Suprisingly, I have started talking to much older people ( 60+) on recipes, cooking, and traditions. I somehow feel a lot responsible when I talk to older people on things they know best.
More than all this, it is the creative juices flowing. After a tiring week, the best way to unwind is to bake something. This diwali, I made quite some mithai, and felt over the top for most of it. It is so important to have a hobby, and to indulge in it regularly.At least to keep me going! My Kitchen - My Theraphy

Sunday, November 8, 2009


Jam Rolls!
Mango Kesari!
Vanilla Buns
Khara Buns
Cinnamon Rolls!

Stuff that has been filling my weekends! Dedicated to Chitra Ma !

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


has always intrigued me.

Why is it bad, or rather not good and why do the elite clinch their noses when one says about BPO?

Why do I, even as I write this blog just cannot take up the offer from a top notch international BPO?.

There are many tall talkers, debators on this, but I am just trying to think from a very normal person's perspective - one who has a decent graduation, a good linkedin profile and of course a job in hand now.

A line has been drawn - the first step being the core organisations that have a project base in india, the third being BPO's and call centers and the second being all that is left over. My previous company was having one leg in the first step and one in the second. As much as I loved my stint there, I know that the third step is not so much of a steep one.

Whats wrong with me, or rather with people like me, probably you too?

I know this blog post has only questions. But when you are reasoning, answers cannot be blogged! Do share on the answers!