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fullsizerenderOn the 28th, did you wake up to your alarm or the explosion of a rassi bomb?

On the 29th, were you handed a to-do list last minute, which included buying 2kg of  Faraal and Mithais or did you lust after all the pictures on Instagram with #diwalisweets?

On the 30th, were you kicked out of bed and handed over a bottle of oil, which you had to smear all over your body before you stepped in for a bath, or did you skip taking a shower completely because there was no one to kick you?  View full article »


The world has two kinds of people – the ‘have’ and the ‘have nots’. Similarly, when it comes to cooking, there are two kinds again,   View full article »

So I have been planning to write this post since the first day of this year and it is only now that I have actually gotten down to writing it. So here goes my #newyear #newme bullshit:

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If you are two and reading this post, then put down that morsel of chor and sambar so you can end a life of misery before it even starts. You might not realize the gravity of what I just said (because you are only two), but when you are 26 years old and live in a city far, far away from home you will thank me. Oh, you will thank me alright! View full article »

Coming Clean in Dubai

A regular day in the life of Sweta M Nair before April 30, 2015:

  • Wake up time 7am.
  • Morning ritual: Workout. Read newspaper for an hour. Slurp down some hot hot tea
  • Go to work
  • Work work work
  • Come back home. Chomp down some yummy mallu food.
  • Work work work and pass out.

Now the qualities. If I were to describe myself, I would say I am: View full article »

Tick tick tick

I could give you my love

But I know that’s not enough.

I could give you my happiness

But I know that’s not enough.

I could give you my peace

But I know that’s not enough.

All I wanted is your time.

but you said you had none.

Not even enough.

Just no, not right now.

So I thought I could give you my time.

And so I did.

  • Yours only.

Running out but still waiting…

As various parts of Gujarat are still recovering from a bad hangover, (following the drinking game they invented during Rahul Gandhi’s interview which entitled them to down a shot of aamrass every time he said RTI/women empowerment/ transparency in system), the country at large seems to be in a state of shock. View full article »

The General elections of 2014 is just around the corner, and did you know that Eat Around The Corner (Bandra) now has a door policy?! With over 22 political parties vying for the top spot, these elections are going to be one hell of a game-changer. And that’s why I thought I must post a blog on my political preferences! Hoping that I don’t get imprisoned for exercising my ‘freedom of speech’, so here it goes: top 4 reasons of why you should vote for the UPA government: View full article »

A new job, a new office, a new location; another excuse to unearth some culinary delights. With an office in Dadar, exposure to different types of cuisines reach an all-time high. But here, I am not going to write about some fancy restaurant where an average lunch for two will cost Rs. 1200/-, instead I am going to tell you about a place we call “aunty’s”.

Located near J K Sawant Marg, Dadar (W), the place is formally called ‘Shree Sidhivinayak Polli Bhajji Kendra’. What is so different about this place? Well, to begin with, it is not a formal sit-down restaurant , it is in fact, a Maharashtrian lunch-home. No. literally. It is a lunch-home during the day and then transforms itself into a cozy abode for its Maharashtrian residents. The place is run by a family of 4. Open for lunch 365 days, the lunch-home’s eating arrangement is divided between the house’s hall and its adjoining veranda. To attract the attention of mere passers-by, a mention of the day’s special is usually updated on a board.


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I’m going to cut to the chase of even acquainting you with this topic as I don’t want more women to fall prey to horrendous wooing techniques, which is being increasingly applied across major Indian cities. Perhaps as I type this post, another woman somewhere in India is being subjected to some atrocious wooing, which is right now making her question the very existence of her male counterpart’s IQ. View full article »