"I am 10 years old" says My Blog

I marked 10 years of writing on this blog today! On this very day, I had gathered up enough courage to publish my first post! It did require courage because I was uncertain about how long I would continue to write! And absolutely certain that I shall run out of ideas to begin writing blog posts! It turns out, these apprehensions were in my head and without even knowing it, I proved them wrong! Ten years went by in a jiffy with me penning down posts after posts that gave me immense delight!

An experiment to explore writing as a form of expressions, has been more fulfilling than I had expected. I used to write very randomly before this blog was created. The notebooks in which I wrote were my only source of confidence to create this blog - a place where anyone from anywhere in the world can read. I have had readers who never knew me sending me mails and commenting on blog posts! This has been nothing less than overwhelming for me! It is an emotional attachment which is more than time te…

Final Destination

You are the only final destination That sets each one free, Free from sorrow and sin   Conclusion of peril and pain!
For you are the only certain thing in the end.
You give meaning to our existance Teach us to fully live our lives Give us next chances when we fail Reveal life when someone meets death.
For you are the only certain thing in the end.
People fear you, I know not why Some want to escape you
Because they don't want to die.
But fearing and running away is all in vain.

For you are the only certain thing in the end.

I know the truth that my loved ones
Will walk away with you one day!
I won't hate you for that and
Hope you will take them to a better place!

For you are the only certain thing in the end.

I want to discover how to love you!
As it isn't when we meet that matters,
What matters is how I reach you!
And when we do, I shall welcome you like an old friend

For you are the only certain thing in the end.

Chocolate Chips Muffins (Whole wheat based)

Chocolate indulgence is one of the best stress busters for many. Those of you who live off chocolates really don't need any further explanation. This one is specifically dedicated to the chocolate addicts.

This recipe is borrowed from this site but modified by me for matching my family's dietary restrictions and taste buds.

Makes - 6 nos.

All you need -

1 egg60 ml buttermilk60 ml vegetable oil30 ml room temperature coco (made from 30 ml water and 1/2 tea spoon of coco powder)1/2 tea spoon vanilla extract113 gms wheat flour12.5 gms unsweetened coco powder102.5 gms light brown sugar1/4 tea spoon baking powder1/2 tea spoon baking sodapinch of salt100 gms chocolate chips How to make - Pre-heat oven to 190 degrees C (or 375 degrees F). Place the oven rack in the center of the oven. Line 6 muffin cups with paper liners. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, buttermilk, oil, room temperature coco and vanilla extract.In another large bowl whisk together the flour, coco powder, brow…

Lost and found

It is difficult to see yourself in the mirror when you are trying an outfit with a size "X". It is next to impossible to step on the weighing scale when it is placed below the printout displaying ideal height-weight chart. Even though it lasts for a second, the pain goes to your heart when the lab assistant pricks you to get that blood sample for checking your "levels" asked by your doctor. And I can't even quantify the frustrations one goes through when every other person is up for an advice like a doctor while you are on some treatments to fix things in your body.

I know this is real because I have gone through this transition myself! It took me too long to get over the size on the label and rejecting an outfit to looking in the mirror and selecting something that flatters my body! I have spent many years keeping the weighing scale in my bathroom and check my weight daily to shifting it to the luggage cabinet only to check the weight of the luggage when some…

Apple Streusel Cake and Apple Crumble Pie

Followed her recipes till the last detail!

Do try out Apple Streusel Cake and Apple Crumble Pie if you love the flavor of Apples. If you don't, I am sure you will start loving it with just one of these recipes! :-)

And Joy of Baking is an awesome website!

p.s: Thank you Joy of Baking for giving me the real joy of baking! :-)

Beginning in the End

Preparation time is something we all know as a term. We see it around us in every form. Even a school going kid is well versed with it. To give that one hour examination, a student spends at least a few weeks studying for the subjects every day. Dancers spend hours on rehearsals for that one show. Athletes spend a year long training sessions for that one competition. And the list of how much preparation influences the final performance is endless.

But do we really use this in our daily lives? The chances of a negative response is higher because many of us may not have even thought about it. Don't worry, when it comes to our daily lives, we do preps without even knowing that we are doing it. That is good and bad at the same time. Good because we are preparing, yet bad, because there may not be any structure to it making us lose time. The idea behind having a structure is exactly what we learnt while preparing for school exams. If you want to pass or achieve good grades, you have t…


Self-sufficiency is defined as "needing no outside help in satisfying one's basic needs". Basic needs, as in very basic needs of humans - food, water, shelter and clothing. Now with the modern context it is also extended to sanitation, education and healthcare. And yet, we find more and more educated people not understanding this term!

Understanding or rather misunderstanding is seen because, the implied meaning of self-sufficiency changes with the gender. It is considered inferior when it is a boy and an ambition when it is a girl! Surprisingly, both are ridiculed for entirely different reasons when they are just self sufficient!

A lot would change if self-sufficiency is taught as a basic hygiene factor for a balanced life without gender bias! A self-sufficient person is more sorted than someone who lives off or shows off someone else's earned money! You learn to appreciate self-sustained lives instead of judging, because you know what it takes to get what you have.…