Swami Vivekananda’s quotes

Today is Swami Vivekananda's birthday and is celebrated as National Youth Day in India. His philosophy and the ideals for which he lived and worked are a great source of inspiration for today's Youth. One can see that his thoughts and teachings are timeless ; not confined to a particular era. Here are some of… Continue reading Swami Vivekananda’s quotes

art · diy · Drawing · General · home decor


  Painting ( more of sketching/drawing I guess ) is not a serious hobby of mine, but I dabble in it at times. I and the Mr. had to live 2200 miles apart for almost a year due to work. And, we would wait 5 long days to meet each other over the weekends. I'm… Continue reading Ganesha

Gardening · General · Veggies

How to grow Bottle gourd ( Lauki ,Sorakkai, Opo Squash )

My plant setup for interested folks : Two pots - one plant each; I have used 2.5G buckets. Organic soil mixed with compost, fish fertilizer, soil from older pot which had beans (read 'Nitrogen') Choose an appropriate variety. I chose the smaller one as I'm using smaller pots ( "Dhol" variety ) and don't have… Continue reading How to grow Bottle gourd ( Lauki ,Sorakkai, Opo Squash )


Earth Day 2018

Another year, another day.. Sigh! When will we realize that every day needs to be our Earth's day. I say this and yet I write about it only on this day ( hypocrite 😛 ). But I am mindful of what I do , for the most part🙄 There's a lot of interest in people… Continue reading Earth Day 2018

Gardening · Herbs

Pirandai – My gift to myself this birthday :)

One can find it growing in the backyards of many Tamil households. Growing up, we didn't have one in our backyard but thousands of them sprawling on the hills nearby. Our school was in a small valley surrounded by these hills and Amma was the one to notice them.Thus entered tasty Pirandai chutneys into our… Continue reading Pirandai – My gift to myself this birthday 🙂