The sour delight-Yogurt

– Aparna Chatterjee Who doesn’t like a sweet treat after a meal? Being Bengali, the one thing that is prominent about us is that we are big-time sweet lovers. So, heavy or uncontrolled sugar intake can lead to many health issues, from dental to cardiological (How often have you heard about diabetes?). Now diabetes does not necessarily occur due to high sugar intake; there are … Continue reading The sour delight-Yogurt

Turmeric water- The Magical Drink

– Aparna Chatterjee My Mother and I love to try out healthy recipes we randomly find online. But way before the internet, people followed the rule of Dadi’s kitchen. I had some hilarious and weird-tasting moments with my Grandma. The smell of the herbs and spices, all pounded in a stone grinder, all the different types of Kaadhaas, and the famous instruction- “naak band karke piilo” (Close … Continue reading Turmeric water- The Magical Drink

Shots of Immunity

–Aparna Chatterjee The corona situation brought back many lost Indian drinks into the limelight. Kadha is one of them. Brewed with so many hot ingredients, this drink not only help to increase our body temperature but also helps to elevate our immunity. So, let’s get straight to it! What do you need? Indian basil: The herb from every Indian household!  Ginger: It spices up the … Continue reading Shots of Immunity

A warm hug from Ginger tea

– Aparna Chatterjee Ginger has been the king of Ayurveda and Indian cuisine for centuries. Chinese medicines also look up to this root with high respect because it restores Yang or heat energy. Ginger and the Ayurveda: The heating qualities of Ginger tea make it helpful in treating Vata (airy element) imbalances, such as digestive issues, because it improves all three phases of gastrointestinal function (digestion, absorption, … Continue reading A warm hug from Ginger tea

Old triggers die hard

– Aparna Chatterjee Staring outside the window,Feeling the wind as it blows,The aroma of our favorite pizza house fills up my nose.My mind goes to the time before we drifted apart,Old triggers die hard. An inquisitive stare, a curious look,I could tell if you liked something or were shaken.Flabbergasted how things fell apart,Old triggers die hard. Was it a word or a phrase you used?I … Continue reading Old triggers die hard

Tik-Tok

– Aparna Chatterjee As we laugh and cry,The seconds pass by.The idiocy in holding on,Waits for the eyes to get dry.They may be numb at night,The silence of winter nights sends chills down your spine.Tik-Tok, Tik-Tok, the clock never sleeps tight. Taking one step at a time,Be it a success you own now,Or a failure in which you thrived.Waiting for the world to halt for … Continue reading Tik-Tok

Denial of the Reality

– Aparna Chatterjee It’s okay not to care,It’s okay if you can no more bear it,It’s okay to feel this void between you and yourself.If ignorance can put you at ease,It’s okay to deny reality. It’s okay if you can’t comprehend,What is happening and this weird thing called feeling?It’s okay if daily tasks seem like a mountain you’re climbing.Feel pity for those who say, “Just … Continue reading Denial of the Reality

Him in the veil

– Aditi Anvita One clear evenfall, on the way back home,She speculated a dark figure around. She felt tiresome, or it was real,She moved her steps towards it. As she advanced,The shape walked ahead too. Everything was not a clear vision,It appeared intriguing. Finding it difficult not to follow,She determined to check that fellow. A few minutes later, it became staticAnd crouched itself on a … Continue reading Him in the veil

Ruskin Bond- the Writer from the Hills

– Satyakam Ray It’s always the same with mountains. Once you have lived with them for any time, you belong to them. There is no escape. – the quote by Ruskin Bond is quite apt considering the life itinerary of the master storyteller who has lived a vast chunk of his writing career in the hills inspired by nature. Listening to the birds chirping, the … Continue reading Ruskin Bond- the Writer from the Hills

Gen-Z challenges

– Satyakam Ray The entire population has been divided into four prominent demographics. The aspiration, opportunity, and challenges differ from each other. The demographic variations among the people decide the perspective for each generation. Types of Demographies: Gen-Z problems: The younger generation of Gen-Z is born with a gadget-savvy world and abundant resources to learn and grow. But still, they face problems that the previous … Continue reading Gen-Z challenges

I’m not a Robot!

– Satyakam Ray Captcha tests are so common, yet sometimes are confusing. Read on to find out the nitty-gritty of the same….. Ramesh Ray, a senior advocate, was browsing the internet on a Sunday evening. While going through a website, he came across a section where he had to prove his existence as a living human being, not a robot! Confused? He stumbled across I’m not … Continue reading I’m not a Robot!

Lost in the crowd

        – Satyakam Ray I want my beacon; I want my beacon, Lost in the crowd without any direction. People are running at a maddening speed, Nobody feels relaxed as a need. “I have no time” being the mantra, No leisure to watch a rainbow or spectra. Racing in the herd to get approval from cynics, “Money” is the primary success metric. Education, expectations, and … Continue reading Lost in the crowd