I love Americans, however, there is one weird thing about them that I do not understand. A couple of weeks ago, when we were about to exit Costco, there was this guy in his early twenties who was fidgeting with his wallet. He dropped a couple of pennies and some dimes in the process. They did make that clinking tinkling sound when did they hit the floor, so I am sure he noticed that he had dropped some coins.


What struck me odd was the fact that he did not stop to pick them up. He just continued walking as if nothing happened. My 8 year old daughter instantly picked the coins and ran to this guy and said, “I think you dropped these”, and the guy just smirked at her and said, “No, its okay”!

She was disappointed with his reaction and not knowing what to do, turned towards me. I looked around and spotted a Donation box and pointed it to my daughter who happily put them into it.

This is not the first time something like this has happened.

There was a similar incident that we noticed outside JCPenny, and I don’t know why, but I find it strange when people refuse to pick up coins that they drop. Do they find it embarrassing to pick their own money ? Do they not work as hard as we do to earn it?

I have lost count of the number of instances where I have seen coins lying on the ground.

Its strange to me, because if I was them, and if I dropped my coins, I would pick them up each time without being embarrassed or ashamed. Yeah, you heard me right !


I love my solo trips. The joy and peace it brings you is indescribable.

Most of the times when I leave my house with my bicycle, I don’t plan the route or the final destination. I take the route that catches my fancy.

Today I explored a small part of Boise’s Greenbelt (i.e.from Boise State University to Idaho’s Fallen Firefighters Memorial Plaza).

The entire route is extremely lush with greenery,  peaceful and beautiful. If you live in Boise, and haven’t explored Boise’s Greenbelt yet, this is one place you should not miss.

Here are some pics from the trip..

Here’s a map of the Greenbelt in case you plan an outing here.

Until next time, keep moving… even when it hurts !!


My Egg Plant with 3 beautiful looking Brinjals.


My Okra plant as of today (Pssst …. I was able to gather around 14 Okra over last week and made my favourite Bhindi ki sabzi with lots of minced garlic, a dash of red paprika and chaat masala)

Feeling blessed, feeling thankful.

Feels awesome !!



This one turned out to be finger-licking good !!

That’s the link:


1.5 cups of rice soak for 4 hrs
Coconut water
1/2 of Coconut – grated
Yeast 1 tbs
elaichi powder
salt and sugar as per taste

Soaked rice … 1 tbsp rice.. grind and in a pan .. add more half a glass of water and cook it on low flame till it becomes like a lump

(This was a quick way to get the measurements right).

Raman Raghav 2.0 is a psychological crime thriller directed by Anurag Kashyap that released on June 24, 2016. It is based on the life of a serial killer called Ramanna played by  Nawazuddin Siddiqui.

When I first saw this trailer of Raman Raghav 2.0, I knew I had to watch it:

(For those of you who haven’t heard of this film, here’s the official trailer)

This movie is not for you if:

  1. You are fainthearted
  2. You are younger than 18 years of age
  3. You are not used to the Anurag Kashyap brand of movies
  4. You cannot digest blood and gore
  5. And you cannot digest a movie for the story as it is.

Ramanna kills for pleasure and is brutally savage with his victims who he picks randomly. There are plenty of scenes in this film that give you goose bumps.

The movie also stars Vicky Kaushal who plays the role of a drug snorting cop called Raghavan, who struggles to get a grip of his life.

How Ramanna and Raghavan’s characters seem different, yet connected is the crux of the story.

A one time watch if you savour thrillers.


My Rating: 3.2/5



My first Eggplant bloom:


Wonder if this will survive and bear fruit before the weather changes in a few weeks. It makes me happy nonetheless.