Food vs Exercise — The 80/20 Rule

********** The moment we see a friend or a relative who seems to have put on weight, this is what we tend to very promptly tell the person (or perhaps imagine ourselves telling the person): You need to move your ass. Stop being lazy! You need to hit the gym or do some yoga. We assume that the… Continue reading Food vs Exercise — The 80/20 Rule


How Ketogenic Diet Impacts Women

I started my experimentation with the Ketogenic Diet (or “keto” for short) a month back [that would be the June of 2016]. It involves eating less than 20g carbohydrates per day. There has been loads of researching, learning, tracking, shopping, and cooking. Hopefully I will come back to report my results and share my learning here shortly.… Continue reading How Ketogenic Diet Impacts Women

California · Running

Long Run at Baylands Park

Finally ran on the Baylands Park trail in Sunnyvale this Sunday, our first time here. We were a bit skeptic about the $6 car parking fee, as suggested by the City of Sunnyvale website. However, when we arrived, the ticketing window was closed, though the off-season lasts only until February. We parked close to where we thought… Continue reading Long Run at Baylands Park

California · Zumba

I Am Loving It!

I wrote earlier about attending the Zumba session at The Rhythm Attic. The following week, I went for Zumba Toning(zumba with dumbbells) at the same place. This happens every Friday at 7:00 pm.          The good thing, as I figured, is that they allow a first free class under each category –… Continue reading I Am Loving It!

Recipe Review

Cracking the Code of Plain Parathas

I had always sucked at making plain parathas. They invariably turned out with some uncooked spots or were stiff and hard to eat. I was also made fun of because of the plain parathas I doled out, and this was when I had only about started cooking by myself (read, after getting married). Ask me to cook stuffed… Continue reading Cracking the Code of Plain Parathas

Recipe Review

Pindi Chole/Chana – The Missing Ingredient

I have been making rase ke chole (chana in gravy) for a number of years now. I recently tried to make pindi chana, which is spicy chana masala with much less gravy; in fact, the gravy has a thick saucy consistency. It goes best with bhature or poori. I had invited some guests over for… Continue reading Pindi Chole/Chana – The Missing Ingredient

California · Zumba

Zumba @The Rhythm Attic

Trip distance: 4.6 mi (cycle), 3.6 mi (car) Time to reach: 49 min (walk / Bus 58 / walk), 25 min (cycle), 8 min (car) Round trip cost: $4 (Note: The last bus to Scott and Space Park is at 6:30 PM) About the Class and Studio Website: Address: 1515 Walsh Ave, Santa Clara, CA 95050 Bike… Continue reading Zumba @The Rhythm Attic

California · Zumba

Elite Ballroom

Trip distance: 8.4 mi (cycle), 6.9 mi (car) Time to reach: 1 hr 5 min (walk / LRT (VTA train) / walk), 44 min (cycle), 12 min (car) Round trip cost: $4 About the Class and Studio Website: Address: 1042, Park Avenue, San Jose, CA 95126 (SJ Downtown) Bike parking availability: None Class schedule: Mon/Tues/Thurs: 7:00-8:00… Continue reading Elite Ballroom

California · cycling

eLocker by VTA and BikeLink

As part of my trip to the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, I took the VTA (Valley Transportation Authority) LRT (Light Rail Transit) from the River Oaks station. The River Oaks center at North First street also houses the VTA administrative office. This place is a 20 minutes walk from home and 10 minutes on a bike.… Continue reading eLocker by VTA and BikeLink