Food · Happiness · Reflections · Vegetarian Cooking

For the love of cooking

I have been spending a lot of time in the kitchen lately, and I'm loving every minute of it! Perhaps it's because after seven total years together, of which five were spent apart and one of those was while we were married, the love of my life and I finally moved in together in July.… Continue reading For the love of cooking

Finding Fulfillment · Food · Happiness · Vegetarian Cooking

What my slow cooker taught me about time management

My grandfather used to tell me, "Time is a precious thing. Be careful not to waste it, because you can never get it back." As a kid, when your life is full of forced napping, "Are we there yets?" or minutes that feel like hours, time is something we have plenty of, and it seems… Continue reading What my slow cooker taught me about time management

Faith · Finding Fulfillment · Fitness · Friendship · Happiness · Reflections

Why it’s so hard to be the camel in our relationships

In yoga, backbends and chest openers are among the hardest poses. In particular, the camel pose, ustrasana, is considered challenging because it requires you to kneel, bend back and reach your heels with your hands as you press your chest out and hips forward. "We are not used to keeping our chests, in particular our hearts, so open… Continue reading Why it’s so hard to be the camel in our relationships

Finding Fulfillment · Forging your future · Happiness

Too many straws

(Flickr photo by kozumel) My dad wanted me to go to graduate school to make myself more qualified. I, on the other hand, wanted to jump right into the field and get a job. However, newspaper job openings were/are scarce and I had a journalism professor advising me to use this time of my life… Continue reading Too many straws

Finding Fulfillment · Happiness · Travel

Hafa Adai, from where America’s day begins

The verdict is in, and I am guilty. Guilty for not e-mailing people back home. Guilty for not blogging. And guilty for not bringing you along with me to this marvelous speck of an island at the edge of the world. I'm sorry. I've been enjoying myself too much, but now that the excitement of… Continue reading Hafa Adai, from where America’s day begins

Finding Fulfillment · Forging your future · Happiness

Dave Gorman’s Googlewhacking: there’s still hope

I am aware I  haven't been posting lately and I almost felt bad for it, until I realized I have a legitimate excuse: I've been busy with job applications and freelance writing. I think most of my friends and family have reached their limit at hearing my whining at the status of my job applications.… Continue reading Dave Gorman’s Googlewhacking: there’s still hope

Happiness · Reflections

A tribute to the homemakers

Members of the Alladi household met at the Ekamra Nivas dining room late Friday night to resume talks on the next day’s menu. Although there was much debate on whether Cook Lakshmi’s assessment of available vegetable quantities were accurate, Mrs. Lalitha Ramakrishnan, wife of the late Alladi house master Alladi Ramakrishnan, conceded that there was… Continue reading A tribute to the homemakers