I am writing a very personal post today – is it too narcissist, I dont know. But yes its all about me! It’s 21 Random Facts about me. So know me little better.

  1. I am going to be 31 this November ( I don’t mind at all)
  2. I am a Scorpio (and I may sting if you rub me the wrong way)
  3. My mum is a Scorpio too
  4. My mum and I are born 1 day apart! (me on 16th, mom on 17th – yeah different years of course!)
  5. We are Bangals! That’s original East Bengal.
  6. I can speak Bangal – The dialect of present Bangladesh fluently
  7. I am very bad in writing Bengali! (I am pretty ashamed of that)
  8. I was a Kathak dancer performing in different states in India before getting under the pressure of higher education
  9. I love ice-cream to death ( a little than death now because that place has been taken up by Bluey)
  10. I was underweight till I joined college and depended on canteen food
  11. I don’t look like a Bengali ( I am told by a lot of people)
  12. I have major Asian features – tiny eyes, flatter nose (completely opposite to my mum)
  13. Once I was mistaken as a Chinese by an Elderly Chinese Couple!
  14. Once I was mistaken as a Mizo when I was touring Aizwal!
  15. I love travelling, my first trip to Kulu Manali at the age of 5 and half months!
  16. I am very fond of food – both eating and cooking!
  17. My first day in Kitchen was in Bangalore in a paying guest kitchen and it was a disaster
  18. I can’t make simple and most easy things like – roti, khichdi!
  19. I love baking – my oven is my current best friend
  20. I have long straight hair – which currently goes below the waist
  21. Not a single grey – still. May I also say, I take a little pride in that!

Linking this post to #FridayReflections hosted by Sanch of Living My Imperfect Life and Write Tribe for the Title Prompt.

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17 Comments on 21 Random facts About Me

  1. The Unknown Journey Ahead
    October 22, 2016 at 6:41 pm (2 years ago)

    Nice getting to know you a little better! I do enjoy your cooking blog, too.
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  2. Z
    October 22, 2016 at 9:43 pm (2 years ago)

    Amazing post. I cannot write or read in Urdu, and I feel bad about it! I’m in my 30’s and I think I somewhat like it better than twenties. (although crossing the threshold was not too much fun 😉

  3. Roshan Radhakrishnan
    October 22, 2016 at 11:07 pm (2 years ago)

    haha… lovely to know more about you 🙂
    I’m on the wrong side of 30 now and what little hair remains, has chosen to go grey or just white. So don’t be me and keep that hair long and black 😀
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  4. Vinitha
    October 23, 2016 at 6:34 am (2 years ago)

    At 26 I had my first visit from grey hair. Now at 33, my head id where grey hairs come for relaxing! 🙂 You are right to take pride in your long black hair, Tina! I’m fond of eating too, but not much to cook. 🙂

  5. Ness
    October 23, 2016 at 11:38 am (2 years ago)

    My youngest son has a November birthday. He’s also a scorpio and very stubborn! I also love eating but only like cooking sometimes. You’re gorgeous! If you don’t mind me saying so. Happy birthday in advance!

    • tinabasu
      October 23, 2016 at 11:41 am (2 years ago)

      Thank you Ness. Of course I don’t mind. Hugs to your lil Scorpio

  6. Esha M Dutta
    October 23, 2016 at 4:13 pm (2 years ago)

    Loved your list, Tina. Nice to know you’re a Bangal. Me too 🙂 though I can fully understand but cannot go beyond a point if I had to speak it. Wow, you never mentioned this about being a Kathak dancer..that must have been a great experience. I once tried learning but later realised dance wasn’t my thing though I love watching Kathak performances a lot!It was nice knowing you through this post.

    • tinabasu
      October 23, 2016 at 5:37 pm (2 years ago)

      Nice to know you are a Bangal too! Yes I miss Kathak quite a lot!

    • tinabasu
      October 23, 2016 at 5:36 pm (2 years ago)

      Lol yes Ruchie I make horrible roti and disastrous khichdi

  7. Pratikshya
    October 23, 2016 at 8:45 pm (2 years ago)

    Wow.. nice list to share.. I am 23 and grey hair have already paid a visit.. I am trying to make sure that they are not here to stay… Love cooking in bits and pieces.. especially soups and stews ..
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  8. Saumy Nagayach
    October 24, 2016 at 1:54 am (2 years ago)

    Woah! This is pretty interesting!
    Some amazing facts here! 🙂
    Had no idea that you were in kathak too and you left that for higher education. 🙁
    Well, I love your cooking blog and you know that very well! So, never ever leave that for anything. 😉
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  9. Awkward Earthling
    October 24, 2016 at 2:54 am (2 years ago)

    Really ..??
    Roti n khichidi ??

    Wow.. Now you are actually #AwkwardEarthling certified cook slash designer 😀

  10. Corinne Rodrigues
    October 25, 2016 at 8:01 am (2 years ago)

    So nice to know you better. I’m the complete opposite of you as far as cooking goes – I like to cook the simple, everyday stuff!

  11. Lata Sunil
    October 28, 2016 at 11:01 am (2 years ago)

    Wow interesting.. But you look so Bengali I would say. I can only cook simple food. Anything fancy is off my list. Good to know you more.


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