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  • Gota sheddho / casserole of whole lentils and boiled whole vegetables – a tradition reborn again. Cultural diversity gives India a unique flavour and richness. Often with in the same community or region, the differences in culture, traditions, rituals and beliefs are so divergent from each other giving a different entity altogether. Like in Bengal, where Ghotis (those originate in West Bengal) and Bangal culture (people of East Bengal before partition of India) are so different from each other that we […]

    Gota sheddho / casserole of whole lentils and boiled whole vegetables – traditions reinvented

    Gota sheddho / casserole of whole lentils and boiled whole vegetables – a tradition reborn again. Cultural diversity gives India a unique flavour and richness. Often with in the same community or region, the differences in culture, traditions, rituals and beliefs are so divergent from each other giving a different entity altogether. Like in Bengal, where Ghotis (those originate in West Bengal) and Bangal culture (people of East Bengal before partition of India) are so different from each other that we […]

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  • Bangalore blue grape chutney : Chutney are chutneys. Accept as they are. Neither it is a spicy jam nor it is a dip or relishes. In fact chutneys in India are always being prepared fresh  and eaten fresh as condiment that beautifully complements the main meal. They are not (as claimed ) descended from the Medieval custom or practices of fruit relishes preserved with spices, sugar and vinegar. In fact chutneys are never meant for preserving the fruit or vegetables, for […]

    Bangalore blue grape chutney and jam

    Bangalore blue grape chutney : Chutney are chutneys. Accept as they are. Neither it is a spicy jam nor it is a dip or relishes. In fact chutneys in India are always being prepared fresh  and eaten fresh as condiment that beautifully complements the main meal. They are not (as claimed ) descended from the Medieval custom or practices of fruit relishes preserved with spices, sugar and vinegar. In fact chutneys are never meant for preserving the fruit or vegetables, for […]

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  • Ranga aloo r rosher pitha / mishti aloo r pithe puli : Festivals are living museum of Nation’s culture and traditions. It is like a window to each other’s culture, rituals and traditions, especially in culturally diversified country like India, where each of the corner of the country celebrate Makar Sankranti in its own way, yet the ritualism and traditions are so different from each other and off course the wide array of food platter. Food has an incredible power […]

    Ranga aloo r rosher puli pithe / Sweet potato dumplings for Sankranti

    Ranga aloo r rosher pitha / mishti aloo r pithe puli : Festivals are living museum of Nation’s culture and traditions. It is like a window to each other’s culture, rituals and traditions, especially in culturally diversified country like India, where each of the corner of the country celebrate Makar Sankranti in its own way, yet the ritualism and traditions are so different from each other and off course the wide array of food platter. Food has an incredible power […]

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  •   As sun transmigrates from one zodiac to another, season changes, life moves on and it is that time of the year again to say thank you to Mother earth for selflessly providing us with abundant harvest, shelter and bountiful of happiness. At the same time we must not forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words but silently living by them, each day of the year. And on this auspicious day of Makar Sankranti we wishes everyone health, happiness […]

    Dudh puli pithe / rice dumplings stuffed with sweetened coconut – Sankranti special

      As sun transmigrates from one zodiac to another, season changes, life moves on and it is that time of the year again to say thank you to Mother earth for selflessly providing us with abundant harvest, shelter and bountiful of happiness. At the same time we must not forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words but silently living by them, each day of the year. And on this auspicious day of Makar Sankranti we wishes everyone health, happiness […]

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  • No bake chocolate tart – “… the stuff that dreams are made of, It’s the slow and steady fire It’s the stuff that dreams are made of It’s your heart and soul’s desire It’s the stuff that dreams are made of..” by Carly Simone A journey of thousand miles must begin with a single step and here we are stepping into the new year with new sunshine of hope, promises, happiness. New beginnings of thoughts, of words and new day […]

    No Bake chocolate tart with peanut buttercream frosting

    No bake chocolate tart – “… the stuff that dreams are made of, It’s the slow and steady fire It’s the stuff that dreams are made of It’s your heart and soul’s desire It’s the stuff that dreams are made of..” by Carly Simone A journey of thousand miles must begin with a single step and here we are stepping into the new year with new sunshine of hope, promises, happiness. New beginnings of thoughts, of words and new day […]

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Travel
  • Intro – The quieter you become the more you can hear, like the sound of whistling Thrush that keeps you accompanied on the winding trails through the jungles of Sahyadri. Solitude is bliss, the pure “me time” when you want to be left alone to let yourself soaked in the warmth of early morning sunshine, seating at Arthur’s seat and watching as the first rays of sun paints the green valleys in hues of golden yellow, orange and ombre shades […]

    Mahabaleshwar – the gem of Western Ghats

    Intro – The quieter you become the more you can hear, like the sound of whistling Thrush that keeps you accompanied on the winding trails through the jungles of Sahyadri. Solitude is bliss, the pure “me time” when you want to be left alone to let yourself soaked in the warmth of early morning sunshine, seating at Arthur’s seat and watching as the first rays of sun paints the green valleys in hues of golden yellow, orange and ombre shades […]

  • Vibrant, Vigorous, Vivacious…. Varanasi! Popularly  known  by its monikers “Kashi” and “Banaras”, Varanasi is one of the oldest inhabited cities of the world with a history that goes beyond 3000 years. It is situated on the western riverbank of the Ganges River in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh; believed to be an abode of Lord Shiva. It is popularly known as “The City of Lights” and “The Spiritual Capital of India”. It is considered a Holy City by the […]

    5 Interesting Things to Do in Varanasi

    Vibrant, Vigorous, Vivacious…. Varanasi! Popularly  known  by its monikers “Kashi” and “Banaras”, Varanasi is one of the oldest inhabited cities of the world with a history that goes beyond 3000 years. It is situated on the western riverbank of the Ganges River in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh; believed to be an abode of Lord Shiva. It is popularly known as “The City of Lights” and “The Spiritual Capital of India”. It is considered a Holy City by the […]

  • Top 7 Himalayan treks: Since time immemorial the perpetual snow covered lofty mountains has challenged human lives. Sage, saint, hermit and vagabonds has found solace in its mighty arms that has spread across throughout the subcontinent. The wonder of wonders that has never ceased to amaze man,  with its abundant beauty that nature has chosen to bestow on it, diverse flora and fauna and many life forms that it has supported through eons, Himalayas are most sought after and at the same […]

    My most favourite Top 7 Best and most beautiful Himalayan treks

    Top 7 Himalayan treks: Since time immemorial the perpetual snow covered lofty mountains has challenged human lives. Sage, saint, hermit and vagabonds has found solace in its mighty arms that has spread across throughout the subcontinent. The wonder of wonders that has never ceased to amaze man,  with its abundant beauty that nature has chosen to bestow on it, diverse flora and fauna and many life forms that it has supported through eons, Himalayas are most sought after and at the same […]

  • Lal Bagh Flower Show 2014 Flower show return to Lal Bagh this year with astounding display of floral replica of Mysore Palace and the famed Dasara procession. We happened to visit there on 15th of August. Not an ideal to visit as the crowd was huge.  The footfalls at the show was beyond the expectations of the organiser and they had to close the main gate number of times. Maneuvering through the suffocating crowd and handling the camera at the […]

    Lal Bagh flower show August 2014 & Dastkar handicraft fair

    Lal Bagh Flower Show 2014 Flower show return to Lal Bagh this year with astounding display of floral replica of Mysore Palace and the famed Dasara procession. We happened to visit there on 15th of August. Not an ideal to visit as the crowd was huge.  The footfalls at the show was beyond the expectations of the organiser and they had to close the main gate number of times. Maneuvering through the suffocating crowd and handling the camera at the […]

  • A jungle odyssey can be an incredible experience. When you travel in the forest you must be sensitive and careful. You must respect the forest rules and take steps so as not to disturb the animals. Good jungle etiquette can help you to enjoy the rich fauna without a negative impact on the eco-tourism. Important travel tips are discussed in this primer. You must not get out of the vehicle to take photographs of the animals. You must take photographs […]

    Important Travel Tips For An Exhilarating And Memorable Jungle Experience

    A jungle odyssey can be an incredible experience. When you travel in the forest you must be sensitive and careful. You must respect the forest rules and take steps so as not to disturb the animals. Good jungle etiquette can help you to enjoy the rich fauna without a negative impact on the eco-tourism. Important travel tips are discussed in this primer. You must not get out of the vehicle to take photographs of the animals. You must take photographs […]

  • “Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.” ― George Eliot Between summer and winter, there is  fall, a transitional phase when each leaves of the tree turns into golden, yellow and red before shedding themselves, paints the landscape in riots of color, before embracing harsh and cold winter nights in their bare branches . We are expected to be sad because soon the […]

    Fall in the dreamy Smoky mountains

    “Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.” ― George Eliot Between summer and winter, there is  fall, a transitional phase when each leaves of the tree turns into golden, yellow and red before shedding themselves, paints the landscape in riots of color, before embracing harsh and cold winter nights in their bare branches . We are expected to be sad because soon the […]