My tryst with the Sahyadris

On a languid afternoon, lunch in a hut made entirely of mud and wood with a woman sitting by the wood fired chulha slapping bhakris one after another on the pan made me realise I was away from the chaos and electricity.

A loss to Humanity

My social media is filled with obituaries and posts about him, that is the sign of the greatness and inspiring life he personified. If inspiration could take human form, it was him. I wish he would be here to his vision 2020 come true.

Mumbai Monsoons

I got off my bed, sneaked out of my house zipped on my rain coat and went jogging in the rain.

Practising what you preach

This time my mom wouldn’t sit quiet even though I was as stubborn as a mule (and now I know where I get that from).

Lazizi at Zaffran

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How I landed here at Zaffran is another story but their branch at Crawford Market has been a favourite specially for, their Chicken Ala Kiev. This time it would be the Zaffran at Hill Road, Bandra. Because my college was in Bandra, I was used to Bandra…

June 3 is National Chocolate Macaroon Day

Originally posted on Foodimentary – National Food Holidays: Happy Chocolate Macaroon Day Did you know… Coconut macaroons are often dipped in chocolate, typically milk chocolate. The original macaroon was a “small sweet cake consisting largely of ground almonds” similar to Italian amaretti. The English word macaroon and French macaron come from the Italian maccarone or maccherone. This word is itself derived from ammaccare,…

Losing it!

I mean, beauty to me, when it came to shapes and forms, has always meant either perfect symmetry or an ability to express it never had to do with size. I’ve found people beautiful despite the barriers of colours and sizes. I don’t want to intellectualise it and proceed with the dynamics of interpretation of beauty through times in context with size and colors.

May 25 is National Wine Day

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May 25 is National Wine Day! Did you know… The longest recorded champagne cork flight was 177 feet and 9 inches, four feet from level ground at Woodbury Vineyards in New York State. Thomas Jefferson helped stock the wine cellars of the first five U.S. presidents and…

Not so Hoppi about Hoppipola

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After a really long time, I had a got a Saturday. I’d heard about this place from a few friends, I thought ‘why not catch up here next time instead of going to the same old boring places?’. That is how I landed up at Hoppipola to…