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Let them eat Cake!

I made cake today using Betty Crocker’s Chocolate Chip Muffin Mix. :) It’s meant for my roommates, but I’m also sharing with with my mom (who is visiting) and her landlady. I modified the recipie by adding some Suisse Mocha drinking powder as well as some Marshmallow drinking powder, minus the marshmallows! Whisked everything up…

We are Indian, and so is our English!

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Only in India will you see ‘only’ as emphasis at the end of a sentence. This is one thing that the rest of the world will never get only. We are a quirky lot that way. Seriously, you will freak out if we told you how much we look forward to freaking…

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Confused College Edition: Date or Not?!

I feel like a fool writing this. There I’ve said it. And guess why? It’s about a boy (oh no, not again!) His name is Zak. He’s a super-senior (fifth year student) at my college, and I don’t really know him very well. I briefly met him through a mutual friend at an open mic…

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Fall Fingerless Gloves

As fall begins its slow transition into winter, I have for the perfect little crochet project – Fingerless gloves! Difficulty Level: Easy Time: Quick I didn’t follow a strict pattern, but here is a description of how I went about mine. Remember, sizes will vary depending on your hand size, so keep trying them on…

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In Transit: A Fly’s Perspective

I’ve always been curious about these big bustling beasts. They always seem in a hurry to be places, never stopping anywhere long enough to feel the pollen and grains under their feet like I can. I look around the vast room I’m in – the perpetually noisy waiting room of Amsterdam’s Schipol airport. I snuck…

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Drifting Kites and Suicide

This eloquent post was written by Bollywood actress Twinkle Khanna, in India’s DNA newspaper. I am shamelessly stealing it and recording it here. Some day I will share this with my own kids. But for now, I am sharing this with my other family – you guys. The article expresses a mother’s thoughts on suicide.…

Short Films

I stumbled across these two short films on Youtube, and wanted to share them with my WordPress community. The first is about Being Alone, and the second is an English subtitled bi-lingual English/Hindi ghost story. Some of the pronunciations get to me (there is a limit to how bad Indian English can get) but the…