I write this post because am feeling disgusted with us as “HUMANS” – we fight wars , we commit acts of terrors , we act selfish – misusing the  earth and its resources. Yet , we have the audacity to say that street animals are a menace.

We encroach on forests , we lead to deforestation , we ensure demise of entire species – yet if any poor lost wild being , looking for food enters our cities or villages – we ask them to be hunted down.

Am tired of reading about #cecilthelion or #indiantigers or #streetdogs or #dugong – can we as humans start acting humane ? Do you think its possible or do you think we will be the next #dinosaurs


Time to start a NEW HABIT is NOW

Piloting My Life

In our bid to find the best time to start something new , to start it perfectly we end up never starting on things we wish to do. For me that this has been beginning an exercise program. My excuses – early office timings , long work hours , tired , gyms are too far away from home , no motivation to work out at home , its boring , medical reasons etc etc .

And then i spoke to friend and colleague who has similar life style , location and other constraints but who works out on alternate days and finds time for her hobbies too. Something inside me clicked, and i decided to start working out with a personal trainer in my society gym .

So what was it  that was holding me back till now  –  I realised I have been a yo-yo dieter since ages, but beginning…

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Photo – Tropical Fruit Salad with Walnuts, Dark Chocolate & Vanilla Soy Ice Cream

Sounds yummy…

Don't Switch Off The Light

It is hot here. We have a heat wave at the moment and with temperatures soaring over
the thermometer scale it was time for a fruit salad with treats… dark chocolate
and vanilla soy ice cream. Vegan all the way too !!!
Fruit I used were orange, mango, watermelon, rock melon, pineapple… delicious
Fruit Salad Soy Ice Cream

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Microwave Vegan Cooking for One : Basic Rice

Basic Rice

  • ½ Cup Rice
  • 1 Cup Water
  • ½ tsp. Vegetable Oil
  • 1/4 tsp. Salt or to taste


Wash the rice under running water and soak it in water for 30 minutes before cooking.

Drain the rice & place all ingredients in a large glass or any other microwave safe bowl. Note: the rice expands during cooking, so be sure to choose a container that is large enough.

Microwave on high, uncovered, for 6 minutes. Microwave on medium, uncovered, for 3 minutes. 

Check the rice by crushing it with a fork, if the grain is still slightly hard. Cook for another 2 minutes.

Let the cooked rice rest in microwave for 3 minutes.

Once the rice is cooked, drain excess water if any.