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Vendakai avarai (ladies finger beans) recipe with tallow

Aug 2, 2020

A tallow based poriyal of ladies finger and beans by using tallow instead of oil. Based on a beans poriyal recipe.

Tags: cooking, tallow, keto

Peerkangai (ridge gourd) glazed carrot poriyal

Jul 29, 2020

I had an ridge gourd lying in the fridge and had to be used as soon as possible. Had some newly bought carrots as well. Also lots of tallow. Hence decided to make a poriyal out of them by combining two recipes.

Tags: cooking, tallow

Rendering tallow from animal fat using a convection oven or a slow cooker

Jul 28, 2020

How tallow is rendered from mutton fat.

Tags: cooking, tallow, keto

A pillar, a ruined fort and a temple

Jul 27, 2020

This is a trip I made to with a few friends from Facebook - we visited a pillar commemoriating the victory of the Travancore king over the Dutch, Eraniel Fort ruins and the Bhagawati temple at chitral.

Tags: travel

Velliangiri hills trek - a trial of endurance and pain

Jul 20, 2020

Having just recovered from a flu, I went to a trek along with a friend and little did I know that it would remain the most gruelling trek that I've ever made. Also got lost during the trek.

Tags: trekking, fitness, pain

A gradual loss of fitness

Jul 12, 2020

This is a post on how I gradually lost fitness after reaching a zenith in 2016.

Tags: running, cycling, fitness

Running half marathons, a 25k and a sub 30 min 5k

Jul 6, 2020

A post on the peak levels of fitness I reached. I have written in detail the experiences of some of the longest runs that I did in 2016.

Tags: running, fitness

Running and Mental Fitness

Jul 2, 2020

Inspired by a friend from social media, I started running. I wanted to reduce my weight. But I discovered that running wan't merely a chore to reduce weight. This is a post on how I started running and how I became fit - both physically and mentally.

Tags: running, fitness

Sirumalai Trek and a delicious Jackfruit

Jun 20, 2020

A small trekking trip which I made about 2 years ago. I forgot most of that. But there was one delicious jackfruit I purchased during this trip, which was the best I have ever eaten.

Tags: trekking, fruits

My journey in GNU/Linux and Free Software

May 31, 2020

I've been using GNU/Linux for about 13 years and it has been an important part of my computing. Hence I thought that I'd start by writing about how I came to use and what I'm using it for. Writing this has resulted in me digging history, both from the recesses of my mind and laptop.

Under the burning sun

Nov 15, 2019

A 7 hour, 56 km cycling trip that started under pleasant climatic conditions in rural areas and ended up in hot and potentially dangerous conditions.

Tags: cycling, fitness

From desktop to apps

Sep 7, 2019

I sometimes feel out of place in the late 2010s. I feel like a person stuck in late 2000s. People seem to use apps more than desktop web browser these days. Hence I ran a poll in twitter to see how people access twitter.

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