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I’ve been making breads

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I’ve been making breads

And I say breads and not bread, because I am yet to make anything that looks like the normal sliced bread.

The first time I ever used yeast, I was upset for some reason and hadn’t gone to bed even at 2 a.m. And when I’m sad I usually throw stuff out. As I was purging, I came across a tiny bottle of dry active yeast my aunt had given me to make appams with. Some googling later, I was sitting on the couch and watching bread rise. We had steamed buns for breakfast and indigestion for lunch.

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Jaipur, and other things that irritate

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I took a day trip to Jaipur last month. I had been there earlier once with the husband and my parents. That time all I did was sit in the car and complain about the heat. This time I was chaperoning my husband’s parents and brother. Less complaining, more smiling and translating.

We took the Shatabdi from Gurgaon to Jaipur. The trains are convenient and surprisingly on time.

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Back!

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We had an extended weekend with Monday off. Celebrated Pooja, which in Kerala takes the form of Ayudha Pooja – A worship of the weapons / implements you use to earn your livelihood.

On Saturday evening we kept books, laptops, my sewing machine and knitting for pooja. These were taken ‘off pooja’ on Monday morning. In between, we spent over 36 hours not reading anything, writing anything or using any of the skills ‘kept for pooja’.

It was weird not being able to read, accidentally reading things and then being gently reminded by the other person 🙂 We also spent a lot of time with each other and that was fun. Did a lot of cooking and tidying together, discussed plots for murder mysteries and generally had a ball. I must say, I’ve never talked so much in one day.

Here are some pictures from last year’s pooja, as celebrated at my in-laws’ home.

Felt like a tourist. In retrospect, I shouldn't have been taking videos.

Sandalwood paste an flowers on lamp

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