tiny tale #80: Messy kitchen diaries

Anna measured out all the ingredients in her vast kitchen. She didn't bother checking the recipe. She was fairly certain she could pull it off. This was not the first time she had baked a chocolate cake.An hour later, the cake was in the oven. Her sink was overflowing with measuring cups, flour sifter, broken … Continue reading tiny tale #80: Messy kitchen diaries

#AtoZChallenge One-liner: T is for Touchscreen

Touchscreen (noun) A fragile manmade contraption that can take a while to respond when you are in a hurry but responds to your slightest touch when you don't want it to and can give you a heart-break if your tempered glass protector isn't strong enough! That can lead to really embarrassing moments at times! As … Continue reading #AtoZChallenge One-liner: T is for Touchscreen

#AtoZChallenge One-liner: S is for Salt

Salt (noun) A very basic ingredient that can make or break any dish; one of the reasons why you have to taste your food multiple times while cooking to know that you have got it right. Cooking for one comes with its own set of challenges. Yesterday morning, I made egg bhurji. I had made … Continue reading #AtoZChallenge One-liner: S is for Salt

#AtoZChallenge One-liner: C is for Confused

Confused (adjective) When you find yourself in a state where you can't tell if the food you have cooked (read: fried) is burnt or fried to perfection (almost!). I hope this one brought a smile to your face. This is day #10 of the lockdown here in India. I'm safe in the confines of my … Continue reading #AtoZChallenge One-liner: C is for Confused

tiny tale #51: The light at the end of the tunnel

Below them, the rushing floodwaters raged and roared, leaving a muddy, crumbling mess in its wake. Stunned into silence, they watched helplessly as the water level continued to rise. They were trapped. "Look, look! It's a chopper!" The tired, trembling crowd heaved a collective sigh. (280 characters) Author's Note: On a personal note, this story … Continue reading tiny tale #51: The light at the end of the tunnel