Sunday, May 15, 2011

Page 4!

Page 3 is typically the page that features A-list celebrities and high society movers and shakers. The women in my life did not quite make it to page 3 but nevertheless achieved celebrity status last week when they made it to page 4 of the Times of India weekend supplement.

Ayaana was performing again in the annual musical performance of the William Joseph Music Academy. This year, media was present and a Times of India photographer took a picture of Mona and Ayaana. None of us expected it to make it to the paper and did not even bother to check it next day. But soon friends who saw the picture in the paper started calling in.

I had an additional copy delivered to the office, flipped through it and there they were!

Friday, May 06, 2011

The king is back!

No, Elvis was not spotted in Bangalore. I am talking about the return of the mango season in India. Mango is commonly referred to as the king of fruits in India. It is a seasonal fruit and makes it appearance in early May. The season will probably last for about 3 months. We had the first mangoes of the season this week and .. yes, it is confirmed. The mango is undoubtedly the king of fruits!

We generally consume our mango in two different ways - you eat it and you can make a thick juice (ras) out it. To eat it, you slice it into pieces around the hard core. Then you suck the soft pulp directly off the skin. Die hard enthusiasts will even suck the pulp of the hard core. If you are having it in the liquid form, it is best had with hot, fried pooris or special thin rotis.

It is a not-to-be-missed experience!