The other day, when my friend Ram Pyaari asked me to do a guest post for her blog, I was more than thrilled.
Imagine, someone else wants my random blabbering on their blog, and that too, someone who is the author of an upcoming book (translation: knows what writing is all about, unlike me who just goes on and on in unwinding sentences, mostly boring people with my mundane housewife life.)
Yup, I was beyond thrilled. Of course, a few seconds later I had nervous sweat beeds all over my face.
If I am writing on a writer’s blog- I have to do a really good post. And there was this 50 kg load on my brain- and I was busy scouting for ideas that would result in an interesting blog post- worthy enough to be put on a writer’s blog. But then Ram Pyaari assured me its my random blabbering that she wants on her blog, along with a recipe of course.
Poor thing, what can I say, she really did ask for it!
So, there I was thinking what I could guest post about.
My first thought was to share my experience of the first thing I made at my in-laws place right after I got married- halwa!
What a disaster it was!
Luckily, my in-laws weren’t at home when the kitchen catastrophe happened and more luckily enough, their cook was, who came to my rescue and made a great halwa. I masqueraded that as mine and scored brownie points! Well, actually I did not. The honest-me could not take credit for someone else’s work and told them the truth. Well, we all had a good laugh. They liked that I made an effort in the kitchen, knowing very well I had not cooked at all before. Yup, I did score brownie points after all!
But, then today when I started writing the guest post, I wanted to write something else. Also, I had made this lotus root curry that I wanted to post about for Garam Masala Tuesdays. So, I scrapped the original plan and since Ram Pyaari’s book revolves around arranged marriages I thought I’ll tell my “arranged” marriage story today.
Head over to Ram Pyaari’s blog for the story !
Read More →