What if? #WowPrompt

“Two new girls are going to join us” announced my colleague even before the interviews for new trainees in his project wrapped up. What if he was wrong, I asked. Turned out much to the chagrin of his teammates, his lecherous boss was infamous for favouring pretty faces over qualifications. True to his reputation, that day …

Tofu and Sweet Potato Snack Recipes

One of the things I love about cooking is the endless possibilities it offers us. Knowing recipes is one thing and creating something extraordinary out of them by introducing our personal tweaks is another. Retaining originality is one thing and mixing it up by infusing new flavours is another. I like to surprise my tongue …

Claiming myself back: I’m not a narcissist, but #MyFriendAlexa

‘Taking yourself out on a date’ is a concept that sounds laughable at the face of it, for some. Why and how does one proceed to achieve it without getting scoffed for it? If you thought that spending time with you isn’t a conscious choice, think hard, may be it is. Treating yourself as an …

Claiming myself back: From greasy indulgence to a lean preference #MyFriendAlexa

It was immensely agonising for me to resignedly sit and stifle my hearty appetite for those few minutes. The wafting delicious aroma was increasingly, painfully punishing. However, I had to put my foot down. How could a Pav Bhaji joint run out of butter and serve me without the garnish of a dollop of my …

Claiming myself back: Swatting away naysayers #MyFriendAlexa

“Ignore the naysayers. They don’t know what they’re talking about when it comes to your life. Only you decide what’s possible.” ~ Maria Lesetz. “What have you done to yourself? This wasn’t needed!” “You look skinny and sick. Have you stopped eating?” “It will all come back once you stop doing this, you know.” If …