~ I am now reading Sharon Owens’ The Tea Shop On Mulberry Street. It is a light read, chick-lit, but a warm one. I have been enjoying it so far.
~ I learnt how to make aracha kalakki from my MIL last week, and it turned out wonderful! The OH loved it, and slurped it all up. 🙂
~ We spent the weekend exploring some of the landmarks of Bangalore, aka Cubbon Park, Blossoms Book House and some old, British-era buildings in the city. It was followed by glasses of cool lemonade at India Coffee House. Fun it was!
~ I picked up Farahad Zama’s The Many Conditions Of Love at Blossoms. It is the sequel to The Marriage Bureau For Rich People, a book that I enjoyed a lot a couple of years back. Can’t wait to read it!
~ We tried out the relatively new eatery, Matsya, on Church Street over the weekend too. I wonder why the restaurant is called ‘Matsya’ when it serves only pure vegetarian food! The husband had the Madras Thali while I had a masala dosa and a Kara Puli dosa (or something like that!) I thought the thali was OK, but the OH liked it. The masala dosa was lovely, but the Kara Puli dosa was not great. The buffet looked nice, though. Maybe next time… Have any of you eaten at Matsya?
~ Read about this incident in Chennai yesterday, and it was so very heartwarming. It is good to see that the lives of common people are valued too!
~ We took a short cut to enter Cubbon Park over the weekend, instead of entering through the main gate – we stepped over a high ledge and jumped down into the garden – and saw a couple of men staring at us. We later came to know that there was a creepy-crawly visitor on the grass just below us, heading right our way. Take a look at him (?)
Luckily, we did not have an encounter with him! The men didn’t want to scare us off, apparently. People told us he was non-poisonous, but I still shudder to think of what might have happened!
Main gates are there for a purpose, it seems. Gah!
~ Just when I was getting really, really happy with the big, fat, pink, luscious litchis that are available in Bangalore these days, I came across this in the newspaper. So disheartening! 😦
~ Whatsapp has been down on my phone since a week or so. My phone doesn’t support it, apparently. Gah! I do miss it at times, but it is good to know that I am not completely addicted to it. 🙂
So, what’s up in your life these days?