Life is Too Short

vidya sury coffee with mi

…For bad coffee. The past two days have been a torture in coffee, Mi. The fault is mine. While returning home from the post office three days ago, we came via Nayak’s Condiments and I felt rather clever that I remembered, especially when the aroma of the fresh coffee powder hit...

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Sunshine

Sometimes we have a “place” in mind when we feel low, Mi. Do you remember how we often thought that the Saibaba temple in Picket was that place? Peaceful, calm, serene and instantly soothing even when we thought about it. See the photo above? That’s the shopping complex at Vidur’s...

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Soup and Stuff

soup and stuff coffee with mi

Today I pressure cooked a bunch of veggies – cabbage, tomatoes, beans, carrots and onions with some salt and pepper and had two large bowls of it. Tasted like heaven. Reminded me of years ago, when we decided to suddenly go on a soup diet. We’d both wake up at...

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Sampige

Vidya Sury Mi

I always think of you like this. Enjoying your sampige flowers. Even when they’re dry, their fragrance lingers. In your shelf, among your handkerchiefs and pillowcases. Or I could be imagining it, because you always seemed to carry the jasmine and sampige with you. The other day I came across...

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Slow Motion

coffee with mi

Camp: bed I am already tired of being sick. I decided to make some tomato soup but ended up overdoing the pepper in it. It seared a path all the way through my system. It however felt rather good. A pleasant shock, you know. Since neither of us is up...

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Still

still. Coffee with mi.

Camp:Bed Funny how, when we’re sick and in bed and can’t open our eyes because even the darkness is too bright, everything else comes into sharp focus. I remember thinking I should get up and switch off the fan, except the fan wasn’t on. It is also weird how all...

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Down

coffee with mi

Camp: Bed, Status: ‘Flu Truly and properly down with the ‘flu and a wheezy hacking cough that is turning wheezier and more painful by the minute, Mi. And the headache, oh! Since you know what that entails, I won’t bore you with the details. It has been raining nonstop here....

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