Thursday, September 07, 2006

Kabhi Alwida Na Kehna....

 















I'm taking a long break from blogging....Blogging...I had stumbled upon it quite unexpectedly....happy to have got to know so many of u....it was a media for me which kept the threads of life more colourful....learnt a lot about not only food...about places,cultures,traditions,values,ethnicity....for me personally it has been a very rewarding experience....your comments,your words of appreciation....they werent just a virtual socialising for me...it was a greater feeling of being a part of a large community,a sense of satisfaction and happiness...Solitude of a housewife is at times a bit painful....especially when u have had earlier a career and a lot of people around...the transformation at times is a bit frustrating....but blogging has definitely kept me ticking...has made the transition easier....Thanx....thanx a ton....I enjoyed it....every smile on u'r face brought a lot of happiness to me....thanx thanx a lot....Thanx to blogging for having given me so many wonderful friends many whom I feel I know them for years.....LG/Inji who saw to it that she left a word of appreciation for almost every new post when I had just begun ... Sumitha,Archana,Annita,Ashwini,Shilpa,Indira,Manisha,Pushpa,Karthi,Tanuja,
Arjuna,Vaishali,Anthony,Priyas,shankari,Shaheen,Sailu,Vineela,starryN ....
I have always feltlike age old friends....and a host of new blogger
buddies like Gattina,Prema,Chandrika,Indosun,Surya,Asha,Lera,Linda,
Daagh,Maddy,Mathew,Menu today,Where's my mind,Velu.... to mention a few and
Aqua,who used to try my recipes and come up promptly with his feedback..
the other non bloggerfriends like Devi,Kerala Girl,Rg and a host of many anonymous friends....Thanx dear friends....u have all brought me a lot of happiness....So ....Let's not bid adieu....hope to meet u all somewhere some time...All the best to everybody... Posted by Picasa

84 comments:

reno said...

Hi there !

Very happy to visit your own blog !

Have a good day !

Reno

maddy said...

hey there...what's up?
holiday? or just lazing off?
anyway a rest is always for the good, from blogging or whatever..

i will have something similar to say, pretty soon - we are moving back to the USA...so there will be a brief hiatus..

maddy

aqua said...

iyoooo.. i dnt hve any words to say.. i will surely miss ur recipes.. Nooooooooo :(

KrishnaArjuna said...

Shynee
you are taking a long break? I feel sad already.. am going to miss your bubbly posts. hope to see you soon buddy.

wheresmymind said...

Hey..no slacking for too long I'm a newbie to your posts!

V N said...

Awwww, Come on!!
We r gonna miss ur recipes and ur posts and ur real fun comments, for sure.
Plz do take a break, if u really, really need it, but promise that u will be back!!

:(

Am not gonna say Goodbye anywayz!!
:)

Lera said...

Hey, Indianadoc, will be missing your blog..a super delicious blog with so many dishes within a record time.I wish you a happy time ahead with whatever you plan to do!! would love to see you back on blog scene,someday soon..:)

cheers!!

shilpa said...

Oh no shynee..I am going to miss you. I always loved reading your posts. Hope you start blogging again soon...please please please...

Archana said...

Shynee,
Have a nice time friend,hope you will be back soon. I somehow feel that i know all of you for a long time. Please don't make it a very looooong break. ALl the best.
Hugs...
Archana

Anonymous said...

Hello Indianadoc, this is Rg here. Hope everything is alright at your end??????? Please don't quit blogging. It's a request. Please do come back after a relaxing break. BTW, I've tried some of your recipes, chappathi, chicken biryani, Malabar koyi curry, boiled egg bhurji, fish manchurian, vellarikka pulingurry and I've lot more to try....everything that I've tried so far was a huge hit, so thanks Shynee(if I may)for everything.

Have fun! Wish you the very best.

Thanks again:)
Rg.

Anonymous said...

Hello Shynee,
Hope everything is alright at ur end. I too have tried many of ur recipes and all of them were huge success. Pls come back soon.
Rgds,
Swapna...

Ashwini said...

Whats up buddy? Hope everything is ok. Do come back refreshed from a not too long break but hey dont stop blogging...
Take care

Annita said...

Hey,Where are you going?What happened?You cannot quit just like that..atleast you have to reveal whats happening at your end.A break is always ok,but there has to be a time period,u know?
Pls come back soon,Shynee..Yours is one of the blog,which i browse 2 or 3 times a day..Gonna miss you soo badly..

No no goodbyes for u..You have to be back..

RP said...

You mean you will not come back to blogging?? I will cry. You cannot just go away like that from all of us, can you? Come on girl, we need to learn a lot more from you. After reading your post, it feels like the last day in college bidding goodbye to all the dear friends. :(

I was unable to leave comments on your blog for the past several days due to the blogger beta problems. Let me see if this works.

Kitchenmate said...

Hey, Shynee, Hope all is well with you and family! I feel little moved reading your post, and we assume you would come back to us..
Dont take too long buddy, we are waiting for you.. You were talking about upcoming India Trip, is it that???
Please us a comment, that would bring big smile on lots of our faces :)
Take care and lots of love to you.

devi said...

Aiyoooo!!!!!!!!!ethevide povukaya?Naattil poyittu vegam varane.October-il thirichu varille?convey my regards to your brother and amma.Enthu pat-ti? Enikku aa-ge oru vishamam :( Sho ! ini en-na kanuka? Pat-tilla, njan goodbye parayilla.elluppam thirichu varenne.. athuvareyum kannil ennayum ozhichu......
devi :(.....(kannuneer)

Anonymous said...

Aiyoooo!!!!!!!!!ethevide povukaya?Naattil poyittu vegam varane.October-il thirichu varille?convey my regards to your brother and amma.Enthu pat-ti? Enikku aa-ge oru vishamam :( Sho ! ini en-na kanuka? Pat-tilla, njan goodbye parayilla.elluppam thirichu varenne.. athuvareyum kannil ennayum ozhichu......
devi :(.....(kannuneer)

KeralaGirl said...

Is this some kinda April fool??!! I dont believe this...Break is fine with me 1 month 1 year anything but the last sentence made me feel you are stopping blogging. I just hope I was wrong in interpreting. I can perfectly understand there can be n num of reasons but still...:-( Though I wasnt a regular in commenting I was here every day...believe me because u brought me memories of my home...what my mom cooks...and there u r stopping all this !!!! Hmmmm whatever it is we dont have any right to say not to stop but atleast keep us posted how u r...will be here to check that for sure...so as u said no adieu to u my friend...keep in touch...and good luck with whatever u do...

shaheen said...

shynee, i do hope u are not serious. its you who kept me going. i just have to check on whats new in ur kitchen everyday.i hope everything is fine and pray for u to start blogging back soon.please don't stop wiithout an explanation.

Foodie's Hope said...

What's up, Doc??!! Are you leaving me ,my dear neighbor? I will miss you and your comments but make sure to smile everyday and enjoy life wherever you are , whatever you do.. Got that?

Come back when you are ready and take it easy..no good bye but wish you good luck!! :D

Meena Kandlakuti said...

shynee,

why break?..joining in a new job.If so all the best for it but do soon come back to bloggers world.Wish you good luck

Daagh said...

hey doc

come back soon. All the best for whatever you do :-)

thanks for all your help

Revathi said...

Hi Shynee

Hope you and your family and doing well. Yes as Karthi said, please post in a comment saying that all is well and that you are going to return back. We all have had our shares of farewells in school, college, workplace but still it is always painful.. Always will be.

Take care wherever u are

Prema Sundar said...

Hi Shynee,
I have known u for a very short period but I really enjoyed reading ur posts except for this one which made me sad.
Hope u will come back soon again..
I am going to miss ur posts..

indosungod said...

Shynee, I miss your posts already, hope you are going off to do something interesting, good luck and visit us now and then.

Menu Today said...

Hi Shynee,
Recharge yourself during break and come back soon. I will miss u!!!Take care.

Manisha said...

You've created a wealth of culture and sharing right here on your blog. You have also expressed yourself so eloquently and shared precious moments of your life with us. Thank you very much for that. Blogging can get overwhelming and addictive - although these may not be your reasons. A break is always a good idea. And much to your surprise, you will find out that you can have a life without your blog.

But since you have done such a wonderful and amazing job in just 5 months, could I suggest that you consider coming back sooner than yo planned and slowing down instead? Maybe post once a week or once every 10 days. Even once a month. Think that is possible? At least consider it. I do so hope it is!

Take care, dear. My best wishes with you always. Keep in touch!

indianadoc said...

>Thanx dear friends...I'm really touched by all u'r love and concern...It has been extremely sweet of all of u....Everything is absolutely fine here...To be honest I just wanted to laze off a little bit...rather break the addiction...There is always a lot to share....I love sharing them too...but sometimes it creeps too much on my time...upsetting the nitty gritty priorities of life....I thought I should strike a balance...moreover I'm off next wk on a month long vacation to India...It is difficult for me too to give up something that I really love to do....I too will miss u all...but I'll still be around...reading u'r posts...and learning from u...Kerala Girl is right...I ws really thinking of breaking off totally...but probably I can do what Manisha suggested...hope to come back a few months after...till then...tk care...love u all...thanx...thanx a ton...

Anonymous said...

Haaavu! eppozha samadanamayathu, thanks for your reply shynee,I have been checking every now and then for your response.Thats all right dear, take your own time.But please assure us that u will be back.Have a great trip and enjoy your vacation.Take care,wishing u all the best.Already I feel like I am missing u,bcoz u have become a part of our lives.
Kazhinja pravishyam abadham pat-ti poyi,randu pravishyam same comment ayachu.
love u lots,
Devi

shaheen said...

shynee,
is there a better way to keep in touch with u? i do understand the part about addiction, but a total cut off will only leave u empty.i too have to stop myself from posting at the cost of other priorities. so do enjoy ur visit to india, and do post. i am hoping u will.

Pradip Somasundaran said...

Just came back from my vaccation and I saw this post of yours about a break! Well I am also heartbroken as the rest.I have been a silent reader of your blogs for quite sometime now and my wife has tried one or two of your recipes. In fact blogging becomes so personal that when someone whose blogs you read and keep in touch suddenly vanishes it hurts as in the realy world. Nice to see that so many people love you and your posts. So many homes might have crises avoided between husband and wife when a tasty dish of yours might have saved their day:-) So do not go away. Be back from Kerala with more tasty recipes galore.
When you and Dr. are here in kerala please do call me when you get the time.

Annita said...

Ok.Now I'm relieved..Its pretty good to take a long break,but do come back,may be after 3 months ..4 months or 5 months ok..Atleast we could hope for that..
Enjoy your vaccation,Shynee..And all the best.

KeralaGirl said...

Thats really good news. Take a break..Have a Kitkat :-))Will be here waiting for more from u.. Enjoyyy your vacation :-)

KrishnaArjuna said...

Shynee
That's really a good news and a good decision too. Have a nice long vacation and do come back.

Agreed that blogging can be overwhelming but you can choose between a food post and posts that aren't related to food at all to break the monotany. I have learnt a lot about kerala culture and I have a wealth of recipes up my sleeve from all of your posts and I do hope to learn a lot more from your future posts(however intermittent they might be).
Happy vacationing!

Priya said...

Have a nice time in India and c you soon Shynee !

Wehenever i visit your blog , iam amazed by all the food your showcase. Hope your return back with the same enthusiasm.
Take Care !

Anonymous said...

Hello Shynee,
I feel very happy to know that u will come back. Do enjoy the vacation and come back with great new recipes.
Rgds,
Swapna

Kitchenmate said...

Happy to hear from you Shynee.. Glad that you would be back:) and come back, take your own time, enjoy your stay in India:)

Anonymous said...

good to know you are not quitting. Adhu nannaayi. Hope to c u around again in few months. My goodness, you are indeed very popular here, inni election-nu nikkam ketto. seat already orapaayi.:)) just kidding. enjoy your vacation trip shynee.

Have lots of fun!

Best wishes,
Rg.

Archana said...

A big sigh of relief !!!! I am so happy that everything is OK.
Shynee i earnestly hope that you will consider Manisha's wise suggestion. Be very relaxed about it, we will wait for you. Is here any way i can keep in touch with you?

Priya Bhaskaran said...

Shynee... thats was a touching write up-- When I was reading .. I was getting a message whether this girl is not going to come back-- after reading the comments I was relived..came to know you will be back after break--- take a vaccation and take good rest and relax yourself and do come back--- I will be missing--You are like a chechi for me--- learning lot of stuffs from you:) LG had gone for a break and now its you :( will be missing you shynee:(

Linda said...

Have a restful and wonderful break Shynee; I have appreciated your friendly words and will look forward to your return when you're ready. All the best to you and yours. :)

RP said...

Ho pedippichu kalanjallo.
Have a nice vacation shynee. Come back soon. We will miss you.

Manisha said...

Have a wonderful vacation, Shynee! Take your time off and don't feel pressured into anything. Come back with a structured plan when you're ready!

Hugs!

renuramanath said...

deare shynee, i was so upset to read your post, wondering if something has gone wrong on your side. thank god, everything seems ok ! take a break and welcome home ! you have my email ? here it is - renuramanath@hotmail.com, and my mob - 94471 89781. when in kerala, make a call, or send a mail. come visit kochi, we'll have a great time !
really, your site has helped a great deal in my work on kerala's food history. you don't know how many portions i've meticulously copied from your blog, to assist my work.
keep in touch, and have fun.
renu

indianadoc said...

>Once again thanx my dear friends,thanx a lot for all the love and affection....I feel so happy and privileged to have been loved by you all so much...I just cant tell you how touched I am....I wish I cd meet u all...somewhere...sometime...you can reach me still at shynee.pm@gmail.com .Those of you who have been happy to try my recipes,pl do continue to visit my blog...try them and do let me know the feed back...I wd be very happy to read u'r mails....Hopefully I may come back some day....Till then....lots of love and cheers to all of you....you guys r really amazing....

gattina said...

Doc,
I feel for you... quite a while ago I have the same frustration (sort of addicted, which wasn't what I intended to). Yup, a break surely helps! Take care!

V N said...

Vanne patttooooooo.
Ezhuthiye patooooo.

:)

Chandrika said...

Shynee,

I feel so sad that words fail...Do come back soon...We all miss you a lot....

Inji Pennu said...

I too wanted to take a break Shynee and morever the blogger beta problems made me go crazy. The break was good. For once, I just cooked only to eat!Didnt matter about the picture perfect look etc :-)

Anyway I am all set to come back.
I hope you take a good break and then come back with a bang! Your blog is a real treasure.

J said...

Oh no...
How long is this break going to be??
:(

No more new yummy recipes and photos - how sad.
(I'm not much of a cook, but it has been fun to look at your posts and dream of cooking)

Anyway, best of luck in your future undertakings....!
:)

Seema said...

Thanks for yr visit to the clouds.

My visit to yr page...n its yr ALVIDHA post huh...that's really sad...yummmy recipies n stuff just tempting like Shaheen's page that i go for lunch to;)
So am sure with so many requests u gonnaaa be bak soon...waiting to see more on ya page...
if this makes a difference...here's me too saying come bak to yr space soon after tis lill break, which is permitted !!!

Veena :) said...

Hope you are having a good break with family :) Cheer up and enjoy!
My prayers are with you.

V N said...

:(

mathew said...

Just wanted to say hello!!hope you are doin fine!!

V N said...

Thought u were back with a new post...
:(
Waiting....
:)

rp said...

shynee, we miss you. Isn't it enough taking a break? Please consider coming back soon. Really really miss you.

indianadoc said...

>Thanx gattina for dropping in...yeah I needed a break to come out of my obsession!!
>
Thanx Velu mashey for dropping in...varanamennundu...bt oru madi...laziness has crept in...now I need to break my obsession with laziness!! :)till then I'll read your bubbly posts...

>thanx chandrika for dropping in...yeah I will...I too miss blogging at times...

>Yes Inji I think a break ws needed for a better balance...I have been trying to access your blog but could not at all...looks like the beta problem...miss u'r blog too...hmm...picture perfect cooking...true...bt blogging did teach a lot abt presentation....and appeal...thanx for all the kind words.
>Thanx J for dropping in...hw long?....hmmm...not so long I suppose... BTW dont just dream...pl do share your dream recipes too...
>Thanx seema for dropping in...I have been running a sprint...which I found quite tiring...so preparing for a marathon now!! Shall come back...thanx for all the kind words...

>thanx Veena for dropping in...shall come back...definitely.
>thanx mathew for dropping in...I'm fine...just came back from India...hope you too are fine and enjoying at your new work place..

>RP dear, I just came back from India last week...still in the hangover of the vacation...and moreover breaking the blogging obsession has made me lazy....now I need to break my obsession with laziness!!Meanwhile I'll keep reading your wonderful recipes...I did go thro' quickly...lot to catch up with...


10:46 AM

Manisha said...

Shynee, a very Happy Diwali to you and yours! Hope you are well!

archana said...

Wish you a very happy Deepavali, we miss you here.

KrishnaArjuna said...

Shynee
Good to see you back! Hope you had a great vacation. Wish you and your family a happy diwali!

Foodie's Hope said...

Happy Diwali! I saw your comment somewhere , thought you were back:)

Annita said...

Really happy to see you back,Shynee..Now don't be lazy and post something like a good girl..:)) ..start with your India trip ..Hope u had a great vaccation in India..

KeralaGirl said...

Hey Shynee welcome back....read ur comments in some blogs...hope ur laziness(look who is talking!!) ends and u soon start posting those wonderful recipes we all r looking for...:-) how was ur trip to India?

Shankari said...

I miss you. I keep coming back to look at recipes and see if you are back.
Hope u had a fun diwali!

Mallugirl said...

Nice to see u back, shynee.. when are u start posting? BTW,is it ok if I link ur kozhi varuthathu post with my version?

Daagh said...

hey doc

many thanks for your kind words... i guess it will become popular with time :-)

you dont have to be our neighbour to sample our food... you are most welcome any day :-)

when are you coming back with your recipes???

indianadoc said...

>Thanx Manisha for the kind wishes ....Oh yes, I am fine dear!
>Thanx archana for the diwali wishes...hmmm....I'm around dear....... peeping once in a while into the blogs of all my friends!!
>Thanx KA...we did have an excellent,though quite hectic, vacation...

>Thanx Asha....hmmm....I'm back...but only hopping around blogs as of now...

>Annita,thanx dear...I did have a gd vacation...ate plenty of Indian food and now ruminating..... those memories...Hmm...to blog or not to blog...that's the question! ;)

>Hi KeralaGirl...I;m waiting to read u'r blog for a strong dose of inspiration to start again!! ;) have fallen into a lazy mode buddy where I would like to put on u'r shoes and hop around the blogosphere!

>Shankari ,it is so sweet of u...Hmm...lazy lazy...yenna panrathu...shall come back...not feeling so driven to write again ;)Our diwali was a quieter one...I think one need kids around to make it so boisterous... ;)

>Thanx Shaheen ...Posting again?... well,I feel like lazing off a little more...Regarding the link...you are most welcome...to do so...

> Saleem I have no doubts abt it...it is just a matter of time...It is so sweet of you both to invite me...I wd really love to b u'r guest some day....Well,coming back to blogging...I have not really thought of yet....I have become too lazy to write anythg ;)!

Mallugirl said...

Thanks shynee.. write abt ur memories , please.. i am missing home so much..it will be good to read ur experiences.
and iam posting the recipe today..so thanks.

Seema said...

The come back is awaited...take care n have a blast !

mathew said...

please drop at my blog for a new recipie!! :-)

RP said...

Aha! Pidikitti, ini vidilla!
You promised, but didn't post kurukkukaalan recipe. :D

amala said...

hi doc, I have no idea how I missed ur blog. All ur recipes and pictures look scrumptious. Am gonna start trying out all of them starting from today.. So sad that u r on a sabbatical..Hope u come back soon & inspire lazy, bad cooks like me, with ur wonderfull blogging.

maddy said...

hey what's up doc? i heard it is cold & rainy in her majesty's country...we have nice bright weather, dry & warm in south cal. a few forest fires here & there...

what's cooking? aduppile thee keduthiyo???

archana said...

Shyneeee, thirichu varuuuuuu.....

Sumitha said...

Shynee thank you for your Diwali wishes!How are you?Do come back to blogging again....plz plz plz :(

Anonymous said...

:(
just found ur blog few days ago..was busy reading the recipes and sending the link to frens... Those malabar dishes are exotic to say the least...
And then I read ur firse post and went ;((((

I do hope u ll resume blogging sooon..
-Vaish

Annita said...

Mathi madi pidichirunnathu...veruthe kuthi irunnal thadi vekkum ketto..

Mallugirl said...

I scream U scream we all scream for shynee to returnn,... are u waiting to make a blockbuster "the return of the doc!'

Sumitha said...

Shynee do say hi to us bloggers once in a while...How are you dear girl?Do drop a line!

Linda said...

Hi Shynee, can't tell when it was you last popped in, but was thinking of you so I stopped to say hello. Hope all's well, and look forward to seeing you back when you're able :)

rp said...

Miss you shynee.

Reshmi Menon said...

Hi Shynee,
I was a slient reader of your blog for past few months.Even tried out few of our recipes too.If im cooking from your blog i was 101% sure that its going to abe a duper hit.Angane kure credit shynude peril njan adicheduthituundu tto..Pakshe eniyum engane kaathirikkan vayya..Plz vegam tirichu varuuuuuu...

Priya S&S said...

Hi Shynee ! Hope you are enjoying this looooooooooooong break !

Come back soon.... Happy Holidays !

mathew said...

Hey..merry christmas..and wishing lots of fun and reasons to smile for next year!!