Strike : Against whom?

The notice of strike came on September 19th from my son’s school, stating that the school will be closed on 20 September due to  ‘All India Strike”. That was no good reason for a “day off”, as it sounded to me. What was this strike all about? I had no clue! On following the TV channels, I […]

‘Ethekya Appam’ (Banana Fritters)

A popular evening snack from our own Kerala Kitchen. Have tasted its best version at Indian Coffee House. It is widely known as Pazham Pori or Ethekya Appam. Its numerous variety available is proof of its everlasting popularity. Here’s my customized version of  Ethekya Appam.. Ripe Kerala bananas.  Bananas split into half – lengthwise.  Wheat dough batter with salt […]

“Madakku Appam” (Kerala Pancake!)

Madakku Appam Recipe, rare, really, Mom’s kitchen reverie, Relishing childhood memory My son’s appetite alimony A cup of dough Wheat, Small Bananas four split, One small cup grated Coconut, Sugar and salt added to taste, Soaked almonds three, peel and chop, And Ghee, For tawa fry. Dough mixed with salt and water, Blended enough making […]

Bullying in Schools

That’s how I decided to write about bullying: Though there has always been a desire to contribute my bit, words were never kind to me, as it used to get stuck in a finger- key board synapse. With the new found freedom of a sabbatical, I was on a topic-hunt to pen my first ever […]