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The Shortest Stories - Season 1

'The Shortest Stories' is a naive attempt inspired by the 140 character short story series.

When I became a cover girl :)

Yes, that's me you see on the cover of that magazine..Wait before you drop that jaw - drop it for Seematti and the brand master Beena Kannan. The mastermind behind this brilliant market outreach campaign,

Well, it all started with inviting applicants for a makeover session. It looked harmless to me; if I get lucky, I get a free makeover. That's the deal. Easy Peasy. So off I go!
A week later, I receive a call from the Seematti, asking if I received a copy of the magazine. And then, this little surprise reaches by courier to my address, lo and behold, I find myself on the cover page of Seematti Ensemble - A fashion magazine featuring a fashion shows, some glitz, and some bling here and there.
It turns out, photographs of all shortlisted applicants - (Don't ask me the criteria) were printed as a cover page and have them couriered to them. Am no aspiring model, but trust me, It did feel great to have my face out there.
Call it people connect, brand connect and all that marke…

Going mangoes!

What is common during summers, colored bright yellow, bleeds sweet honey with a velvety smooth finish. Mangoes! 

Nature has a way of invoking passion in the strangest ways. The ripe yellow tender mangoes at the road side stalls, the glazed cut fruit on life size hoardings, TV commercials with Katrina Kaif and a mango involved in a sensuous act! The lucky mango!

This marvelous fruit is everywhere. Teasing, tempting and inching you towards a guilty pleasure. Only to hope it wouldn't add layers of adipose to my imperfections.

Last summer, took me on a mango-licious ride, a challenge featuring 10 dishes with mangoes. This was my defense to mounting temperatures, constant power cuts and water crisis. 

Dedicated to all mango lovers out there, this post features recipes tried and tested successfully in my kitchen. The pictures are mine and the recipe courtesies listed from food bloggers from across the world. 

Mango Challenge 1 - The famous mango puddingMy first mango challenge was this sweet…