Eating out, the biggest social activity of modern times was one of the things worst hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.Since march this year, most of the world has been in various states of lockdown With businesses, schools and public gatherings all prohibited, we have been in a state of isolation for several months. Now that bans are being lifted to various degrees, eating out … Continue reading Post Pandemic Eating Out
Yesterday I came across a report on some latest COVID-19 guidelines in the UK. Amid all the do’s and don’ts was a new(at least for me) term : Bubbles.A bubble is a group that you make with one other household/family during the current pandemic. The British report gives quite stringent guidance about who to include in your bubble and how to proceed once you have … Continue reading Social Bubbles For COVID-19
What happened to “Stay home,stay safe”? All over the world, there is a wave of lifting the restrictions imposed for curtailing the coronavirus/Covid-19 pandemic. In some countries who were the earliest to be affected by the virus, both infection rates and death rates seem to have been controlled. These countries have started easing restrictions on movement and economic activity. In other regions, infection rates are … Continue reading Lifting the Lockdown too early ?
This is the 26th Blogging Insights post which makes today the series’ half year birthday or anniversary. I am finding it difficult to get over the fact that this first series that I have ever run has lasted six months. The Blogging Insights posts number twenty six in all, but the series has actually run for longer than that. In December I … Continue reading Blogging Insights # 26 — Celebrating Our Half Year Birthday
The corona virus pandemic has the world in its grip. Lockdown, isolation and curfew are words you hear all the time. Routines are disrupted and lives are changing rapidly. Along with all the actual inconvenience, there is a feeling of panic. While recognising the gravity of the situation, we need to make sure that we don’t succumb to anxiety. Here are just a few suggestions … Continue reading 8 Ways to deal with coronavirus/COVID-19 related anxiety & stress
TODAY’S QUESTION How do you think this pandemic year has been for blogging in general and your blog in particular? MY ANSWER It has been a little over a year since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the world in March 2020. The lockdowns and social distancing and the disease and fatalities that followed changed the world forever. My blog was a lifeline during this time. In … Continue reading Blogging Insights — Year of the Pandemic
Today I will write about different varieties of my favourite flat bread : naan bread. Although my regional cuisine has lots of flatbreads like chapati , roti and paratha, there is nothing compared to naan. These are the kind I absolutely love: Classic or Sesame Naan These are incomparable fresh out of the oven or tandoor . I keep some in my deep freeze too … Continue reading 5 Things Tuesday — Flat Breads
TODAY’S QUESTIONS How long have you been blogging? Can you remember the first blogging award you received? Do you still accept blogging award nominations or is yours an award free blog? If your blog is award free, what are your reasons for this? MY ANSWERS How long have you been blogging? Can you remember the first blogging award you received? In a previous post I … Continue reading Award Freedom
“The murder is the end. The story begins long before that — years before sometimes— with all the causes events that bring people to a certain place at a certain time on a certain day. All converging towards a given point…. And then the time comes — over the top! Zero hour.” These lines are said by the family lawyer in Zero Hour. What is … Continue reading A to Z Blogging Challenge 2021 — “z” — Towards Zero by Agatha Christie
Why Didn’t They Ask Evans? is one of Agatha ‘s stand alone books meaning that it does not feature one of her famous detectives. The sleuthing is left to two “bright young things” who also become romantically involved. Apart from this, (fans will not be disappointed) the murder takes place in a small town. A country house is involved. There is subterfuge and impersonation. Several … Continue reading A to Z Blogging Challenge 2021 — ” Y ” — WhY Didn’t They Ask Evans?
Agatha Christie, the author and the woman, is an enigma. Whether it is your first encounter with her books, or you are a confirmed fan, several questions pop into your mind : What is the appeal of Agatha Christie? It is a hundred years since her first novel was published yet her popularity keeps growing. What is the appeal? Why did her play The Mousetrap … Continue reading A to Z Blogging Challenge — ” X ” — Agatha Christie — The X Factor
Bread is something I cannot live without — I don’t understand my no carb and keto friends. Rolls are bread carried to the next level. Today I share with you some of my favourite rolls: Sesame & other seed rolls When I order soup in a restaurant I am more interested in the accompanying bread basket. If the rolls are numerous, in various shapes and … Continue reading 5 Things Tuesday — Favourite Bread Rolls
Mary Westmacott is a pseudonym that Agatha used for six books. Although, she has thousands of fans worldwide who know her as mystery novelist Agatha Christie, very few have read the Mary Westmacott books. These books are also novels but they are deeper, more serious than her other books. They portray and examine human relationships, emotions and feelings. I have read only four out of … Continue reading A to Z Blogging Challenge — ” W ” — Mary Westmacott
The Murder At The Vicarage , the first Miss Marple story, was published in 1930. Much more than any other of Agatha ‘s books (nearly all of which belong to it) this story belongs to the Cozy Mystery Genre. For the uninitiated, I have put down below the Wikipedia definition of a Cozy Mystery: Cozy mysteries, also referred to as “cozies”, are a subgenre of crime … Continue reading A to Z Blogging Challenge 2021 — ” V ” — The Murder At The Vicarage by Agatha Christie
I love saying that change is the only constant in life and in the world. Our blogs are as liable to change with time as our lives, case in point being the topsy turvy upheaval caused by the pandemic. TODAY’S QUESTIONS How comfortable are you with change? How often do you like to change your blogging style or the topics or format of your blog? … Continue reading Blogging Insights — CHANGE