Writer’s Block : A Poem (9/365)


Sometimes I’m overwhelmed by words
how they keep drumming in a beat –
knocking inside my head at night
they just continue on repeat.

Sometimes they don’t come at all
their pounding totally complete
I try to think of new inspiration
but sadly, I only get – defeat.

Twins : A Short Fiction (8/365)


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My twin sister and I were born with a rare genetic defect, which means I can only tell the truth and she can only lie.

She says I’m making it up, of course.

The funny thing is, because we never have perfect information, I often speak a truth that turns out to be false, and she lies in a way that’s actually true.

“That’s not funny,” she says. As she would.

“I was just explaining…”

“Stop it,” she growls. “I’m the one who tells the truth. You’re the one who lies.”

Maybe she’s right.

Honestly, it’s quite hard to tell.

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Thrill Ride (6/365)


Driving on roads of Delhi is definitely a thrilling(!!) experience on its own, yet my favorite are the times when we drive out to explore new places. And boy, do we see interesting things on the roads! 🙂


Recently a drive to Udaipur was filled with such gems. Look at the pic, At first I thought it was a guy standing outside the passenger door, literally hanging for his life, from that vehicle. Only later when we got closer to the vehicle, it hit me.

There were two.
TWO! outside the car!

Care to imagine how many are inside?

Little Miss Tidy (5/365)


Today’s sketch is a dedication to my elder sister who had her birthday yesterday. She is one of the strongest females I’ve ever met. Even though we have had out fights in younger years, I admire her a lot and look up to her.

Little miss Tidy reminds me of her because how neat freak she used to be. 🙂 But now after two naughty little kids I know she knows what “Mess” is.

Love you darling sister.


PS. I missed a day in the creative challenge. Have been feeling too ill to do anything. Hopefully I’ll feel better soon and make up for the lost day.

Visual poetry (4/365)



This makes the artist in me very happy.

It’s a poetry, its a sketch, iiiiittttttttssssss Visual Poetry!!

Well, theatrics aside, this is one form of art that I’ve recently come to love. See if you can get the talent of this art form. 🙂

I seldom keep the shell of my heart open..
To capture moments in time..
One might just transform into a pearl.

Baymaaaax! (3/365)


I love animation movies. Sometimes way more than live motion. There is this simplicity about the core idea and freedom of implementation that animated movies have that is incomparable. And this one is a must watch origin story(sort of!) of a superhero from Marvel Universe.

Big Hero 6

Baymax is the cutest and even the funniest of all the robots ever made, hands down! He is sensitive and caring, and has a subtle sense of humor. I can definitely use one baymax in my life. To enjoy the feeling of hugging a marshmellow 🙂


Motivational – PO the Panda (2/365)


I have decided to take up a creative challenge. I will create/write/sketch/photograph one thing every day for 365 days. This challenge started from September 15, 2015. Here is the second installment in this en-devour. Its for sure that I will have plenty of sketches this time around. 🙂


Learning to sketch.. again! Dory (1/365)


I gave my self a birthday gift of an LCD e-writer this year, and damn its gotten me addicted like a kid to a candy, or a video game. 🙂 Now i’m slowly taking steps back to sketching, re-learning the art. Here is the first one I did.

sketched on BoogieBoard and later colored in illustrator/photoshop.


Here is the original sketch on the boogieboard.


Healthy twist on Pasta in Bechamel Sauce


I Love Pasta. In any and every form. I think I was an Italian in my past life to be in love with all kinds of pasta recipes.

My mother would probably vouch for this as at a very young age, I was experimenting cooking pasta when it was not so common to eat them in India.

I could eat pasta every night and never get tired of it. But then again, the creamy cheesy Pasta in Bechamel Sauce is not something you can eat everyday, specially when you are trying to keep your weight in check OR fighting a cholesterol problem.

So I have come up with a healthier alternative to the white bechamel sauce. Here is the secret ingredient that I use …


… Chickpeas.

The pasta tastes lovely and creamy with a sauce made of boiled chickpea paste.

So what are you waiting for? Take out your pans and ladles, time to Pasta!!!

DSC_0267On a side note – I used Tricolor Spirali from Del Monte  , they look as lovely as they taste.

Spirali in Chickpeas Sauce

Serving : 2
Time to Prep: 12 hours ( soaking chickpeas )
Time to cook: 20 minutes


  • 1 cup Pasta
  • 1 Tbsp + 1 tsp Olive Oil ( Extra Virgin )
  • 1 cup boiled Chickpeas
  • 1 tsp crushed black pepper
  • 1 tsp dried chili flakes
  • 1 tsp dried parsley flakes
  • 1 tbsp Thinly Sliced Garlic
  • Salt to taste


  • Soak the chickpeas overnight and boil them in a pressure cooker till soft and mushy. Then blend them till you get a thick soft puree by adding as much water as required.
  • In a large pot, bring to a boil 2 Liters of salted water. Add the pasta and cook for about 12 minutes or till its al dante. Drain in a colander.
  • In a saucepan, heat 1 Tbsp olive oil over medium heat. Put the sliced Garlic while the oil is just warm, and cook it for a few minutes. Be sure not to color or burn the garlic.
  • Add the puree of chickpeas in the pan, stirring and heating it up with the garlic flavored oil.
  • Add salt/pepper/seasoning to taste. Add drained pasta and mix thoroughly.
  • Serve immediately after garnishing with chili flakes and parsley.


Voila. The awesome wholesome pasta is ready.
Dig in without any guilt.