Tomato Soup – delicious and light

Like with most popular dishes there is no dearth of recipes available for making a Tomato Soup. The one is share is my absolute favourite. The original recipe is from Yotam Ottolenghi. I have adapted it the ingredients readily available in my city. This is the ultimate favourite with my kids. Absolutely simple to make…

Coming Home

Good thing about coming home is that it feels like you never left. Feels as if the last 3 years were just a dream. A very happy dream I must add. We had been in Sinagpore for 3 years from my Husband’s work assignment.  I’m welcomed with rain as the plane touched down on the…

Another rainy morning another walk

A rainy morning, another walk down the river bank. A cautious slow walk. As I carefully treaded the pathway fearing a slip. My ankle had twisted some months back, the memory of the pain still fresh in mind. I at times had trouble walking on uneven or slippery surfaces. I was scared.   The slow…

Time please stop

Another morning another walk. As I come to the end of my Singapore journey I desperately want to visit the places that were on my to go list but somehow despite the 3 years I had here; time was just not enough to do all that I wanted to do. I wonder where all the…

Walk down the river bank

Early morning, walking down the river bank, continuously looking up at the tall building standing like giants guarding a city of secrets and a city of wonders.  I had looked out of my room window and debated whether I would go down for a walk on the very inviting river bank. The sky was over…

Time to close this book

Finally it was time to leave the house. As I walked through each room I paused to glance one last time out of the window to catch one last glimpse of the beautiful scenery, too emotionally drained to take any pictures of what I saw. I had spent many happy hours especially on a rainy…

Sleep – sometimes all you need is a good nap

I remember a Friend in the university telling me that if things get too much to handle sleep. Everything seems much better after a good nap.  With his words ringing in my ears, I kept thinking to myself but how do I sleep when there is nothing left in house to sleep on. One of…

My Singapore Chapter

The empty house, the voice that echoes of the walls, the noisy fan (a whirling sound which I hadn’t noticed in the last 3 years), the white expanse floor, spotless tiles and the white walls. The smell of bareness (didn’t know that bareness had a smell but now I do; bare houses have a distinct…

Time for the next adventure 

As I walked in the lobby of the hotel, I couldn’t help but notice that it smelled the same. I am flooded with memories. We started our Singapore adventure 3 years back from this very hotel. Tired and exhausted after long emotional flights as we left home, loved ones and walked in to a land…

Decorating cake

​​ Sharing pictures of the cake I made today.  I thought it was time to polish my cake decorating skills…. a cake that tastes great is not as good as the one that looks pretty splendid.  The instructor, the lovely Amy, was most patient and generously kind to help me achieve this. Thank you Amy. …

What is ideal education? 

I have spent some time pondering over what an ideal world would be like? Is there anything in history that can be compared to an ideal world. Human beings are immensely diverse in their skills, abilities and interests. This course has made me rethink what the purpose of education is, and what it means to…

Can Schools make a difference? 

“It takes a village to raise a child” an African proverb with very deep meaning. It is with this thought that I approached the writing assignment for this week titled “Can schools make a difference?” Jane Perryman in her lecture says that most schools teach students to pass tests and hence there has been a…