Monthly Archives for August 2018

Three days in Kashmir

Travel - Anupriya kapur - August 28, 2018

Over the last few months, I have been lucky enough to get a lot of travel opportunities. And I have loved (almost) every moment of it. To the extent that I think I might not be able to do without it. As I was trying to analyse the reason for this transition, a lot of things came to mind – escape, discovering new places, food and a bunch of the other usual reasons. But it wasn’t until the Kashmir trip that I realised that it is the personal growth you experience that has given me a hotfoot.

When they say that travel is the greatest teacher, it isn’t without reason. Before I left for Kashmir, I had an image of the state that most of us do. Fearful people walking about with their heads down, not talking to anyone, going on with their own business so they don’t get into any unnecessary trouble. And rightfully so, what a lesson I was taught. Continue Reading

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Fight the battle with these simple hacks – prevent your home from being a hotspot for mosquitoes!

Parenting, well being - Anupriya kapur - August 27, 2018

Although we are enjoying the monsoon mood, there is but one buzz-kill for everyone! Quite literally, the buzz that is caused is because of the mosquito bites and dengue going viral. There is no better time than now to discuss how we can prevent our homes from these pests that affect our platelets.

If you thought your beautiful garden was the only reason why mosquitoes feast on you every night, you may be partially wrong. Yes, shrubs and trees are a shelter for mosquitoes but the right kind of plantation such as citronella, mint, neem, tulsi, lemon helps to keep them away from your garden. My friends and colleagues have come back to me with stories of how this simple twist in kitchen gardening has helped them scare the bugs and mosquitoes away. Continue Reading

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Chocolate Brownies

Recipes - Anupriya kapur - August 13, 2018

I think the only reason I started baking was for brownies. There were no Theobromas when I was growing up and I still remember the first time I had a brownie was at a friend’s house (army officer’s daughter) when I was about 10 years old. I’m not exaggerating one bit but I had tears in my eyes as it was the tastiest thing I had in my life.  Anyways, I was always looking for that perfect recipe which I found online and stuck to it. The brownies come out very gooey and really tasty.

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