Thursday, 30 August 2018

Is cooking, Art?

Recently I was overwhelmed with the volume of engagement generated by my FB food post.

I am a late starter at the kitchen. My friends would cook and I would ask mom, when will you teach me? "For now observe the colours, flavours, textures, taste and nuances as you eat. Your taste buds will save your story. When the time comes you will cook effortlessly.

Remember, cooking is an art; the language of the heart. Cook with joy, serve fresh and generously as if the bowl never had a bottom. Go the nine yards but never show the flutter and frenzy. Serve, with love, care, in sequence and with patience. Only then will you feel the 'essence' of food.

Food is beyond appeasing hunger, that's just it's physical function. It is the foundation of a home, of relationships, of a community. Above all food gives 'life' a chance to live through us, so always cook wisely and well." She lived every word, my dearest mom.

Sunday, 6 May 2018

Morning Dew By Mithu Basu

'A hard nut,'  said the adult. 'A ball' said the teenager The child cracked it open with curiosity and ate the soft sweet kernel with wonder.
Moral: Unlearning is the new learning.

Thursday, 2 March 2017

From the pages of life...

Heard the colours speak as I was washing the palette."Why was I not on the canvas?"  Is that what we call destiny in the canvas of life too... is a thought that just popped up.

Friday, 25 November 2016

Art makes a house into a home

Love you Art

Just realized, art makes a house into a home. Wanting to change around the current art, I got them all off the walls. Sat back to contemplate on the new art to be hung. The blankness of the walls around me made me feel so 'unwarm'. It hit me then - this is a house and when my art went up, the snugness of a home returned! Love you art.

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Riding the waves of life with friends

Ups and downs can be such fun when you ride life with friends. Thanks Hiral, Chandni (in white & blue caps in this pic) and all my friends out there on this #Thanksgiving day.

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Sometimes what you take for granted is waiting for your attention

So I stopped to stand and stare
At this little arrangement on my kitchen counter.
All still, yet as if basking in the joy of being noticed 
I sensed a sway in the tulips, 
a dash of blush on the lotus 
and a tortoise nodding his head in ecstasy. 
The silver silently lent its shine. 
This had to be their selfie moment I thought.

Thursday, 7 July 2016

My art shows India holding the torch high for Rio Olympics'16

Thankyou 'The Entertainment Co.' and Subu Kumar Iyer for the opportunity. I designed this installation art for Star Sports. It stands tall at the Star House lobby in Mumbai for the next 50 days from countdown till the end of the Rio Olympics.