Thursday, August 23, 2012

Snacks and Leaders

This is a photo posted by my friend Sangeeta Khanna, who is a botanist, researcher,nutritionist, trekker, nutrition advisor, and a proponent of food as medicine. And a photographer . She blogs on cooking using the freshest and most seasonal ingredients, thanks to her green thumb and her amazing garden. 

Walking in a light drizzle in August, in Delhi, amidst quaint tiled/blocked grounds strewn with leaves and branches, presumably enjoying the season as much as the bloggers, this scene reminded me of Snakes and Ladders, a board game we played a lot in our childhood, which was devoid of Angry Birds, FB,Need for Speed etc etc

(photograph by Sangeeta Khanna)
In this life game
"Snacks and Leaders",
it's so much fun,
to walk,
firmly forward,
leading your mind
from event to event...

Sometimes you slide down
slowing a bit on a green,
as it
puts you back
a few squares in life.

But sometimes,
the greens call,
you have the most fun
your thought garden
as you
cook amazing things
and the "Snacks"
make you jump so many squares up.

I guess at this age
we don't
really like to play
hop scotch with food ...


  1. Those feet want to jump the squares up one by one :-)
    Thank you so much for understanding, appreciating and much much more :-)

  2. Wonderfully put Surangaji. Nice metaphor.

  3. Loved it, Suranga. She looks ready to jump those squares indeed!

  4. Me no minds hop scotch with food either as long as no one is dropping anything ! :P

    Sangeetha and Monu are like the kings and queens of our food world :D they may do what they like ! :P