About me

Coming out of Anonymity
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Many years ago, when I complained to a photographer that my ID photo didn’t do me justice, he told me that I should look into the mirror before complaining!

Needless to say, this completely shattered my confidence in front of the camera.  And for several years I preferred hiding  behind the anonymity of Bellybytes. However, this year,  I decided to show my face after years of being a self effacing daughter,wife and mother. I’ve finally decided to shout out from the rooftops so loud that you can hear my voice in the babel of the Internet.

Yes, it is the squeaky wheel that gets the most oil and now my aching and ageing bones and joints are badly in need of some grease .

Of course, I also need a great Ego Massage.

Indeed, my creative juices also need an outlet so that they continue to flow. So, going against the grain of being heard and not seen (there’s too much of me anyways to hide and sadly, getting more difficult with the pounds that miraculously seem to pile on!) it’s time for me to make my opinion known.

So here I am – another middle aged housewife who, like many others in the world, does “nothing” all day long. In the course of doing nothing, I pursue my passions of reading, writing, watching movies, listening to music and cooking. And on the days that I do something I travel, take photographs, write poems, do yoga, walk a lot, talk even more and generally give the impression that I’m doing nothing.

Over the years I’ve acquired many chins, lots of grey hair and plenty of experiences that I love to share. From my unique position as a person who almost always sees the bright side of life, I’ve bumbled through life . I have raised two girls into young professional women. There are innumerable times I’ve played hostess and tour guide to  house guests from all over the world. In one of my roles I assisted the MOH in his business.  And I’ve travelled the world several times over. So I think I have a tonne of experiences to share!

As a Mumbai girl who likes her chocolates sweet, her days sunny and her nights peaceful, with busy days getting busier and a tribe that’s growing daily,  I find it challenging to find time to write, read and share my thoughts with everyone out there in the Universe.

Between cooking up stories or food, or looking after grandchildren,or chasing away the pounds , I create content as a free lance writer for online portals.

I have published a cookbook that is more a compendium that captures a fast vanishing way of life . I am compiling yet another which curates my everyday food.

Many of  my recipes and food memories  are on my food blog http://www.foodities.in  and my granny tales at http://www.nappytales.wordpress.com.

You can also find me on Facebook, Twitter , Instagram

If you want me to guest post or develop content, you can email at

unishta at gmail dot com.

I have an opinion on everything and love sharing my views with the world. Sometimes my blog is a diary. Sometimes it is a sounding board. Sometimes it is an advisory and sometimes it is a canvas on which I just let my thoughts flow.

Thanks for stopping by.

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