POST BOX 3, WITH LOVE

To you, with an enduring love,   Right now, I am not being able to sleep. I can feel my belly churning. It seems like my ovary is high today(haha). The pimples on my face are giving me some extra pain, a...
license renewal

सवारी चालक अनुमतिपत्र नविकरण प्रक्रिया: [ License Renewal Process]

एक दुइ जनाले भनेको सुनेकी थिएँ, लाइसेन्स नविकरण आफैं गर्न सकिन्न, अरुलाई पैसा दिएर गर्नुपर्छ । आफैं नविकरण गर्न जाँदा बुझें, यो धेरै हद सम्म सत्य रहेछ । अव्यवस्थित र अस्तव्यस्त यातायात व्यस्था कार्यालयमा लाइसेन...
one day

One Day

I returned from college on a public bus today, and sat on the window seat. On the way a man, probably 35 or more, got in the bus and sat beside me. I had put on my earphones and was listening to music. After a ...
upstream

Swimming Upstream

I remember the drive vividly, we were on our way to the airport to drop off our late grandparents after their visit. They were talking about everyone they’d met and how hospitable everyone had been. One of them...
uninvited

The Uninvited

Fifteen years of the same thing happening month after month. I should be better prepared for it by now, and yet it delights in surprising me whenever it can. Possibly every month, if it had its way. The thing t...
distortion

Sexy Distortion

 'To be, or not to be' How precisely and wonderfully Shakespeare presented the soliloquy of a man in his play Hamlet. I wonder if he had ever tried portraying a woman's dilemma in such an eloquent manner...
dahi puri

Dahi Puri

Sonia’s Fun Fact #1029: I live on 3 main food groups – Chai, Biryani and Chaat! Now, as I fight the urge to go make the first 2 items, I figured I might as well share a quick recipe for one of my favorite di...
mexican street corn

MEXICAN STREET CORN

If you couldn’t tell already –  I LOVE spicy food. So much so that I would be the girl with a bottle of Sriracha attached to her keys and chili powder in her makeup bag. What can I say? When a flavor emergen...
tomato basil penne

Spicy garlic and tomato basil penne

It goes without saying that our days become engulfed with a conundrum of tasks and responsibilities but I’d like to take a moment to showcase one of the most exciting moments of my day. I’ve always been a food-...
kabul

What I Think of The Kabul Attack

All we have to offer, all that we feel, is sympathy. Because it didn't happen to us. The one who reads this can either be in pain or can only imagine it. And while some of us are occupied complaining about who ...
himalaya

Glory of the Himalaya

The Himalaya was nature’s gift to Nepal when, millions of years ago, the Indo-Australian Tectonic Plate collided with the Eurasian Tectonic Plate, forming what is now called the abode of snow (Himalaya).  It is...