Month: May 2009

Home remedies for the common cold

So as luck would have it, I came down with a cold on Tuesday night. And with the Sunfeast around the corner, you can imagine how frustrating that is for me. Anyway, I thought I would ask for some home-made recipes to cure a common cold and I got some very interesting responses when I posted a request on Facebook which I thought of sharing with the wide world out there. I mean, with all this valuable advice on my fingertips, how could I keep it all to myself, right? Another runner friend suggested I post these together so we can have a manual, a ready reckoner. Any time you think the sniffles are coming along, please do feel free to use these tips. (And of course, the standard disclaimer that if none of these work – then it’s not MY fault – applies 🙂 Pavitra: “Try brandy with hot water, lemon, honey and a pinch of pepper. It also tastes like heaven!” I usually have this concoction in the morning, but without the pepper. …

Patra ni macchi and other Parsi delicacies!

I had an opportunity to sample some great Parsi fare a couple of weekends ago. I had read about it in a newspaper and archived it for future reference. And then when we were looking for a place to eat in Indiranagar, I suddenly remembered my archived reference. I went there for the first time and then the following weekend : that should tell you a lot about how much I liked the food!

It’s an uphill climb!

The training for Sunfeast is on! This is the Kanakpura stretch where we go when we want to do uphill stretches. This time we did a 4k stretch downhill to start with. And then we come back the same way, except this time it’s all uphill 🙂 Believe me, it’s not happy thoughts on your mind when you’re toiling up one of those hills. If you can spot me here, I look extremely surly and grumpy when Dr Rajat caught me on tape shuffling up on one of the steepest slopes. He was positioned there video taping us asking, “How are you feeling?” You can see me shuffling off. I had no breath left to tell him 🙂

A day (and night) on a houseboat

The weather was hot and balmy. It was our last day in Kerala and we were looking forward to spending the night on a houseboat.

On my previous trips to Kerala, I’ve only gotten within drooling distance of a houseboat. It’s a rather expensive proposition. There was one time when Steph was down from Switzerland and we did some sightseeing on a small boat, and then went around in a little canoe (that was fun!).