Archive | November, 2015

Pirandai – the Adamant creeper

Hindu metro plus , Pirandai chronicles During the Kovai vizha last year I visited the food exhibition set up by the Kovai foodies group. They had showcased traditional kongu food. While I recognized most of the items on display , there was one name that was completely alien to me . I had never before […]

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Home remedies

Hindu metro plus , Beat that cold with home remedies It’s that time of the year when every other person is confined to bed with a respiratory infection. Constant coughing and sneezing leaves one feeling drained and weak. The nip in the air adds to the damp that helps the cold viruses thrive. My home […]

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Flower power- jewellery that leaves you spellbound

Hindu metro plus , Floral trinkets that are a visual delight   The Amar Chitra Katha comics had much more to offer a young girl than just stories on mythology.  The stories ,that focused on women especially had pages and pages of beautiful jewellery and drapes. My favourite, however, was the floral jewellery. Be it […]

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Lemons anyone ?!

Hindu metro plus , Lust for lemons One of our family friends in Malaysia is a renowned doctor with over 50 years of experience. At breakfast one morning, as we spoke, his water bottle for the day was being topped up and into it went a whole lemon cut in half. He said it wasn’t […]

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Cleaning -the South Indian way

Hindu metro plus , Cleaning the natural way   Recently, social networking sites were full of pictures of organic dried cow dung cakes being sold online. These induced much laughter and witty comments. Later, however, it set me thinking. Some of us who own agricultural land are fortunate to have access to unadulterated cow dung […]

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Longpi pottery

Hindu metro plus , Hand made pottery from the North East   It was three years ago, at the annual crafts bazaar organised by CCTN that I first got acquainted with Presley Ngasainao. Her sunny disposition and smiles had us walking up to her corner stall comprising of two long tables. They were filled from […]

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