I'm full of myriad emotions and battle mood swings every other minute. Right from the time daylight sneaks into my room through the screen of my bedroom window. A blaring alarm is enough to raise your temper and make you see red, like a red hot chilli. Whilst the morning ginger "chai" refreshes your mind. The mind-boggling aroma of different spices like cloves, cumin, cardamom and cinnamon sticks being fried comes wafting through the kitchen from my sunday brunch, "the Biryani". The turmeric - a commoner in all households is an antioxidant and an all time healer motivating me to be kind and humane to everyone around. Black pepper adds flavour to the dish and salt, the seasoning enhances the flavour. My senses are highly enlightened, thinking of the output - an appetizing and sumptuous meal. The biryani topped with mint leaves adds a coolness quotient and brings with it an aura of immense freshness. With a refreshed mind, I write through the day - tales of bygone years of distant lands that no longer exist. I use the spices of writing - mellifluous metaphors, sublime syllables, soulful similes, pristine verses, amorous alliteration. I stretch out in the evening and drink a glass of turmeric milk. Turmeric keeps diseases at bay and maintains my health. Now it is dinner time and off I go to yet another appetizing dinner filled with colourful spices that maintain my health and add colours to my life.
/Chai - Tea
Biryani - A mixed rice dish originating amongst the Muslims of India. It is made with Indian spices, rice, and meat, and sometimes, in addition, eggs and/or vegetables such as potatoes in certain regional varieties. Biryani is popular throughout the Indian subcontinent, as well as among its diaspora./