A dash of Pepper…

…with a splash of Mint


Just another girl. I live, I laugh, I love. A little too much at times. Like Pepper, I add flavour.. This blog also features my companion, love and partner in crime, referred to as Mint. Like Mint, he is also my breath of fresh air, and something I always want with me. And together, we are Peppermint.

Raised in Mumbai, studied in UK and currently living in USA. Mail me at talk2pepper@gmail.com

104 Responses to “About”

  1. Reema said

    welcome to wordpress..glad u moved here..I just hopped over to your blog via your comment at mine and discovered u have moved. Good now I can read your blog regularly 🙂 commenting on blogger sucks!

  2. mehmudah said

    Hi! I just stumbled here and liked what I saw… guess I’ll be coming around often!

  3. Seena said

    Hey you have a beautiful blog and loved the way the way you write..I am going to follow you..

  4. Meira said

    You’ve got a nice blog, Pepper 🙂

  5. UmaS said

    Pepper – that name made me wonder how the blog will be…. 😉
    But PepperMint looks so wonderful to read…. :mrgreen:

    Just kidding…nice blog…. 🙂 🙂

  6. Free Spirit said

    Hey loved reading both of your stories here. Adding you to my blogroll. 🙂

  7. telugumom said

    Very nice blog. I really like your names ‘Pepper’ and ‘Mint’.

  8. Smruti Munshi said

    Hi there!

    Made my way here through Shobha De’s blogpost and I am glad I did 🙂 You echo my thoughts completely, be it quaint memories of Goa or inexplicable happiness 🙂 Oh yea, I live in England, that’s another common thing I gathered from your posts. I look forward to more musings

  9. Rahul said

    Liked your blog

  10. PD said

    Hey there!

    Heard from a friend about the ‘La Tomatina’ in India and that search had led me to your blog. Must thank that friend 🙂 wouldn’t ve found you otherwise. Good to know you! I share with you the raised in India, studied in the UK and currently living in the US part 😉 Hope you re having a good time out there!


  11. Gayatri said

    Found your blog via Neha’s. Love the things you write about and the way you write about them. Also, we were both born in one place, studied elsewhere and now live in a third. Definitely going to stick around 🙂


  12. Hello..Just wanted to say I like the way you write..its not easy to be this frank while writing…kudos 🙂

  13. kavya said

    Pepper 🙂 Love your pepper and minty combination. It really feels nice to read things that i can relate to.I am not sure if i can ever blog it like you but for sure i enjoy reading them knowing how exactly you would’ve sailed through them.. Lovely!! hope to see more of you often 🙂 taken

  14. Strangergirl said

    Hello Pepper! I love your space since it speaks so honestly to all of us. I am a big lurker. Happy to de-lurk 🙂

  15. Direct dil se 😀 That tagline will fit your blog too! There are so many posts that cheer me up. And some more that make me relate to your situations 🙂 On a de-lurk spree! Don’t be spooked 🙂

  16. Vidya said

    Just stumbled upon your blog. Really liked it and read a whole lot of posts. Keep writing 🙂

  17. hAAthi said

    Reading your posts has been like reading random pages out of my life. Its a bit eerie, but I see similarities that make me stop and go OMG-same-pinch!.. Keep writing, I think you have a lovely honest no-nonsense and straight-from-the-heart style thats really hard to find 🙂

  18. Read through a bajillion of your posts in one day. Some of them made me think, some of them made me laugh, some of them made me nod my head in complete and utter agreement. Lovely, honest writing. Wishing you all the best for your big move back to Bombay, and thoroughly looking forward to reading more of your posts.


  19. M. said

    Spent the whole night yesterday reading all your posts!! some made me laugh so hard, esp the one on buffoloes giving tea, Mint describing you “Him on her”,
    some posts made me think…omg…exacly the same thoughts that i would have had!! I was able to connect with all you have said…some are so honest…you have a way with words…simple yet all the feelings are out there…
    Enjoyed reading it…:)

  20. Ria said

    Hi! I came to your blog thru IHM’s and really enjoyed reading a lot of your posts. Some of your thoughts were so similar to mine that I couldn’t stop wondering what it would be like, had we met in Mumbai sometime. Yep I am from Mumbai too! Have recently moved to UK after getting married. Good to know you. 🙂

  21. You have been tagged

  22. Sunitha said

    Hello Pepper, I came to your blogs few days back and since then , i have been reading all of your posts.Your writing style is excellent and posts are really enjoyable to read. Belated Happy Birthday!

  23. santhi said

    hi pepper..
    i came to your this blog through whiteindianhousewife.com.Really enjoyed reading all your posts.This is the first time i am commenting on a blog.And I am happy that someone is there like me who missed her breakfast so many times because of laziness.

  24. Visha said

    Hi Pepper 🙂

    The first thought which comes to my mind reading your posts is the striking honesty. Also, the slice-of-life stories pepper your blog and pep the readers.

    Me all get-set-ready for a regular dose of PepperMint 😀

    • Pepper said

      Good to know you are a part of our crazy ride 😀

      • Visha said

        Even though I started following you via WP reader, I did not get your past 3 post’s notifications. Any ideas why :/

        So I signed up for the email notification..hehehe

        • Pepper said

          I have no idea 😐 WP has been driving me nuts off late. Random comments end up in my spam folder. My email gets flooded with posts of blogs I did not subscribe to. Some other comments disappear. I need help myself.

  25. Jo said

    Just went through some of your archieves.. And, and u know I have totally fallen in with u. I will be visiting you often now. To read the whole Peppermint story.. 🙂 Love and Hugs

  26. Varsha said

    Hi Pepper… I have been a silent reader of your blog for a couple of days and I have read most of your posts. 🙂 I really like the way you write. I get lost in thoughts reading your posts and I eagerly wait for new posts from you. Keep up the good work Pepper….

  27. Shashi said

    I am glad I came across your post. Read up a few posts on the first day itself. And I promise, I will do so in the next few weeks 🙂

  28. Prachi said


    I liked your blog a lot….would like to read your latest post…but it says password protected….

  29. Varsha said

    Hi Pepper.. Pls give me the password for ur recent post.. Waiting to read it..

  30. Devyani said

    Hi Pepper, could you please give me the password for your North Indian vs. South Indian post? I would love to read what your thoughts are on it.

    P.S. I am a North Indian and my husband is a hindi-speaking South Indian :).

  31. Tatsat said

    I am yet to read your posts but with the topics that you have scribbled upon…well… they are intriguing, to say the least 🙂 Will be coming around for more.

  32. […] Peppered Thoughts […]

  33. Hi Pepper,
    I have nominated you for the Sunshine Award. To know how to accept this, visit this post where i have mentioned you 🙂

  34. Charu said

    Hi Pepper,
    Stumbled upon you blog and really loved the name ‘Peppermint’…really interesting…I am yet to read all your blogs but have found your writing style captivating….hav fun writing.

  35. Santulan said

    I hope mint reads your blog 😀

    • Pepper said

      Oh yes he does.. regularly. He even comments at times.. if you go through certain old posts, you’ll see some smart ass comments of his.. 😀

  36. smiles32 said

    A lurker.! Ok, a delurker.!
    Absolutely fell in love with your writing. And you must know, I have been checking your blog link every day for the past three months or so.. its just become a random habit, like people refresh their fb account link, I just keep going to peppered thoughts. Infact there came a time when the computer history forgot my own blog link but remembered yours. 😛

    I am a new addition to the blog world, and if I might add your and celestial rays blog kind of encouraged me to start writing one on my own. So thank you. 🙂

  37. Hey! Greetings! Loved your blog. Seems your life’s just much more similar to mine! And the flair in your writing… makes me go all ‘aww’ Guess will be dropping in more often! 😀

  38. Sunil said

    Came across this lovely blog. Actually the title aroused my curiosity. So just skimmed through the content. Refreshing ..Now I’m a follower of Pepper 🙂

  39. Me said

    Stumbled on your blog and hooked since morning. Need peppermint teas everyday now. Thanks for the lovely read!

  40. beautiful blog! reading your blog feels like catching up with a close friend over phone.So down to earth and so heart warming.

  41. Suma said

    Came across your blog and hooked since morning. Lovely writing!!!

  42. madhulika said

    Hi Pepper, I chanced upon your blog from MM’s blog and have been glued to it. Read almost all the posts in 3 days. As many people must have told you, your write beautifully and have so much to tell :). Also I feel you and Mint are very lucky to have found such love for each other. It does not happen with everyone. Can you give me the password to your peppermint story. Would love to read more about you. -Madhu

    • Pepper said

      Hey, thanks so much Madhu! I cringe a little when I read my old posts because of the erratic punctuation, but then they are a true depiction of a younger me. 🙂 I know I have a lot to say. Sometimes I wonder how I don’t shut up. Anyway, thanks!

      Which post are you talking about? Let me look it up and I will try and mail you.

  43. Divz said

    Ms. Pepper,
    I am done! Yes, I am done reading all your posts from the beginning till the end..I mean till the present month.
    I must say I completely enjoyed every bit of it, I relate to a lot of the things you mention and also pondered upon some of the goofy, geeky yet thought provoking stuff you wrote about.

    Actually, I am new to the world of blogging and started reading food blogs to learn preparing different kinds of food for my toddler daughter ( yes, I’m a mom, though still a kid at heart like you) and then started reading mad momma, the blue bride and now your blog.

    I live in US and have been contemplating a lot about moving back home or staying here to give my daughter better opportunities. Me and my husband are still deciding what to do though and yes, it’s a very tricky situation 😦

    Anyway, I want to congratulate you for doing such a great job with your blog and I must admit, I have learnt a thing ot two reading your blogs..like how to deal with some of the irritating stuff my husband does which makes me angry but I see you take such things lightly or look at the flip side which I forget to do sometimes.

    Also, about your decision to move back to India has made me thoughts wander in the same direction and I keep imagining how wonderful life could be if I lived near my folks and yet managed to have a comfortable life in India.

    I will now be a regular..keep the posts coming..


    • Pepper said

      What a lovely comment, Divya. And wow, reading the full blog must have been a task.

      Regarding the move back to India, that is really a very difficult decision. Almost everybody you speak to will ask you to not do it. Till date, a lot of people call me stupid. But ultimately, you have to think of what you really want. Living in India is not easy at all, and if you are even thinking about it, be adequately prepared for what could be in store 🙂 Having said that, I think living close to family is the best feeling ever and it makes it all very worth it for me.


  44. Hello Pepper,

    I have come across your blog via IHM blogs comment… I read most of your posts and was touched by them. I was particularly interested in reading more on your decision to be closer to your family and relocate back to India. I thought and thought to go back one day and I may never will. I loved your strong sense of being connected to family and going back sooner than later. Most of my friends have moved back to India. No matter how ever one thinks life is easy here .. I feel foreign and feels like I does not fit here and long for being back with my parents the most.
    I always miss home and yet can never make a decision of going back for the choices I have made and I still cannot come to terms with everything that has happened in my life so far.
    Loved reading your blog.. it is great 🙂

    • Pepper said

      Thanks Hidden Passions. Whether to move back to India or not is one of the toughest decisions to make. I know a few people who moved to India and realised they couldn’t take the life here. They moved back to the US (or the country they were staying in) shortly after. I always tell people – life in India is not easy. Do it only if you have a strong motivating factor. Only if you have some high point that will compensate for all the combined lows. Otherwise you will hate it here.
      If you can’t come to terms with the thought of moving to India, I think it is completely okay to make peace with the idea of living elsewhere forever 🙂

  45. Shweta said

    Hi Pepper,
    Nominated you for a Liebster Award.

  46. Beautiful blog…as refreshing as peppermint….so I am following you

  47. Lively and spicy – great combination of pepper and mint! I am following your blog now 🙂

  48. atasteofcumin said

    I just came across your blog like a couple of hour ago and now its very difficult to keep my phone down. I feel like such a stalker when I am scrolling down your old posts 😛 But nevertheless its an awsome blog! You make the everyday problem seem so common. I am going to wait for your next post!

  49. You have a wow blog here!!! I would want to read all of it in one day but I prefer small doses of awesomeness everyday!!! So someday, I am going to finish all of it!! I love peppermint! And I love you guys already! You are like the perfect couple that ever could be!!!!

  50. Stutee said

    Ended up here through MM’s lovely blog. And boy! Am I glad that I did.
    I am to get married in two weeks time. Will be shifting to a new city, quit my job yesterday, bid farewell to friends, melancholy is in the air and right now sitting outside a quaint dhaba, taking a chai break, as I travel back to my hometown – a teeny tiny hill station in north India.
    So much going on in My mind that I am sort of losing it and Amidst all this your blog seems to be talking to me.
    I Haven’t yet read all your posts.. But the ones I did were Pretty very insightful.
    I Will definitely come back for more.. It was nice ending up here just by chance..

    ‘You have a very beautiful home (read blog)’

    • Pepper said

      Thanks so much! Sorry, I took forever to approve comments. Hiatus and all that happened.

      Please do come back for more. I am honoured! And I am guessing you are married by now. Congratulations and good luck 🙂

  51. Riya said

    Came accross to your blog couple of months back through friends blog and it happened to be a great reading. I read each and every post of yours and loved it to chore(sorry for not putting any comments, i am a silent reader you know ;)). You definitely a good writer. Looking forward for new posts. 🙂

  52. RS said

    Hello pepper
    I am a regular reader of your blog
    Can u share the password for the latest post please
    Thank u

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