Hello, Friends! My name is Hima Bindu. I’m the author of this blog. cooking is one of my hobbies and Learning is my Habit. I did a Master’s degree in Information Technology. I also have a Telugu website maatamanti.com
Why I named my blog Foodvedam?
The word “VEDAM means KNOWLEDGE and also means ETERNAL. as I’m sharing some knowledge of FOOD I named it so. and of course, Food is Eternal…
About my family
Ours is a small family- me, my husband SACHIN and my daughter SAHASRA(Honey). Sachin is working as a Software Engineer. my daughter is
12, 13 years old and studying 7th, 8th standard. Sachin is my childhood friend. till today we are best friends more than a wife & a Husband. He encouraged me to continue my studies after marriage. He joined me in PG.
Sachin has a big family. My in-laws are so kind and helpful. Every person in their family is a Government officer(except my husband). So my Mother in law encouraged me to prepare for State public service commission exams. I prepared for 2 years. attempted few exams in one year, even scored some good marks, but I didn’t get a job. “you know it’s not that easy”. but no regrets. In fact, I’m very happy that I acquired knowledge.I use to discuss with my daughter about Indian History, world history, world geography.
apart from that, I have a little knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, After effects and Premiere. I like watching DIY videos. my husband mocks me saying “darling !I’m afraid that one day you will make DIY bomb.”
I like Editing very much. I shoot recipe videos, edit them, and I manage this website. Sachin and Honey help me a lot in everything I do. my daughter was my first tripod. she used to hold the camera for first few videos. but I didn’t upload them coz they were shaky.
The reason why I started this blog?
Sachin had to move to Mumbai when he got a job there and I had to stay in my hometown as I could not leave my studies(PG) in the middle. In the final year, when I was about to write the final exams, I had no one to look after my daughter. So my mother came to help me. I finished my exams peacefully and was busy in submitting project work. at the time my mother told me that she has a pain in her stomach. I thought it was normal ache and gave a normal tablet. I was in a hurry of submitting project work and didn’t take it seriously. Later her pain had increased but she didn’t tell me.(she felt I may get disturbed) so she called my father and told him. he came on the next day. they took doctor’s appointment. Doctor told them to come on the next day for Scanning. that night, when I woke up in the midnight for water, I was astonished by looking her in sofa awake. I asked her “what happened Mom”. she said “nothing! I’m not getting sleep today. you please go back to sleep”. again she stopped me and said, “Please take care of Honey(my daughter).you are still behaving like a child, please be like a Mother.” I shrugged and went back to sleep.
On the next day morning, by the time I woke up, she dropped my daughter at school, she prepared breakfast for me, she took a bath, she kept hot water in the bathroom for me.she offered prayers to God. she kept oil lamp in front of GOD. I was still on the bed. when she was about to close the door, she turned back and told me “Bindu!wake up…breakfast is on the table, bye”. those were the last words I heard, I didn’t even see her face.I woke up, had bath, had my breakfast and sat in front of the computer and doing my work. it was 10.30 a.m in the morning, our telephone(intercom) rang. I picked the call “Hello Bindu”. it’s a call from flat no.106. “come down for once “she told. I asked, “why”. she told “nothing!just come for once”. I went down. there was an Ambulance, my father, my cousins, some of our relatives stood there in front of our apartment. I didn’t understand what happened. the person who called me told that “your mother is no more”. It was a shock.I didn’t cry…because I didn’t believe that. They postponed the cremation to the next day morning. that night me, my father and sachin sat there with my mom. Sachin gave me coffee. I took that coffee and said “Mom!this is my last coffee with you”.and wept like anything. ……….>all her scan reports were normal. she died of heart stroke immediately after scanning.
Later we moved to Mumbai. . . and I was still unable to accept my mother’s sudden death. I became an insomniac. sleeplessness…sleeplessness….I tried so hard.I achieved nothing but big dark circles around my eyes and some extra pounds(70 kgs). I didn’t even get up in the mornings, I never prepared lunch for my daughter, never prepared her for school. Sachin used to work in night shifts. He used to come by 5 0clock in the morning. He started to look after my daughter. literally, he became a mother to both of us. he never said a single word to me. my daughter was 5 years old at that time. even she understood me. they both didn’t expect anything from me. they ate when I cooked and never asked me to cook their favorites.
when we came back to our hometown, Sachin and my father talked to me. They told me “you need to come out of this. your mother will not be happy if you lead a life like this. if you really love her do whatever she likes”. I started to think. One day when I was rearranging the books in the bookshelf I found her COOKBOOK. I opened it and saw her recipes. then I recalled her passion for cooking .she is the best cook I know. she used to watch Chef Sanjeev Kapoor’s Khana khajana, Kylie Kwong’s show, Madhur jaffery’s show and note down the recipes. TLC is her favorite channel.
I have no interest in cooking till that day. But I have decided to start a recipe blog. told the same to Sachin. he was very happy that finally, I agreed to do something that can divert my mind. he did more than what he could do for me. I LOVE HIM.
When I started to receive comments for my videos on YouTube “that they love my recipes”. I really felt very happy. and I realized that I need to be more responsible for whatever I do. I started to cook heart fully. and I’m happy now.
friends!Sorry for writing such a long passage, you may not have enough time to read it, but I hope, somehow my mother will come to know that how much I love her.
“Mom! I Love you and I dedicate this blog to you”.
Things I like very much…
beautiful mother nature, Villages, trees, Gardening, Dogs, Chocolates, black & white movies, cartoons (tom&jerry, Doraemon), and to be naughty always.
Things I don’t like
wearing heavy clothes and ornaments, probably I might be the only woman who doesn’t have an interest in ornaments, long hair, make-up, carrying handbags, flowers(i like to see them on plants, not in hair.) and annoying neighbors who are always interested in carrying silly gossips.
I love the great Indian emperor ASOKA. I wish I could be his wife KARUWAKI. maybe next time.
I love Achilles the great warrior .i cannot see him dying in TROY.
Sachin says ” It’s ok! you carry on with Edward! I will adjust with Bella”.
If God appears to me and tells me to ask one boon
First, I will ask him for
3, 5, 10, …….. 100 boons 😉 🙂
My mother, real ctrl+z(undo) for me to undo all my mistakes, no nights only days, 48 hours per day, a sharp&beautiful nose and a beautiful& lonely Island……..