Spreading Indianness: Meet the Chaiwalli in Australia

We love handmade, we love Indian artists, whether in India or in another part of the world. We have a ‘little bit’ of special love for those Indian artists who…

It’s Rakhi time – what’s cooking?

When you grow up in a ‘Chaturvedi‘ family in North India, the meal at  ‘Raksha Bandan‘ is a treat to look forward to: a special kind of kadhi, sewayian kheer,…

Diwali festivities, one mithai at a time!

Diwali to me means family, fun times and plenty of food.  Five days of sheer celebrations and happiness; to be honest, the preparation and the waiting months leading to Diwali are…

Punjabi Tadka – finger-licking food!

Punjabis love festivities; they love their celebrations and never, ever miss an opportunity to dance, cook, eat and feed a truck full of family and friends! I think they are…

Face Yoga; Goodbye ‘lines and creases’

Have you ever spared a thought for those thirty-three muscles present on your face that are typically ignored? And what happens when they are ignored? Well, they sag, creating lines and creases…

Durga Puja – food & more food

It’s almost time for ‘Pujo‘ and I can ‘spy with my little eye’, lots of busy-bees, ingredients, colours and food everywhere around me.  I think it might well be the ‘Pujo’…

Drink Water. Stay healthy

The discovery of water on Mars got most of the world really excited; I quizzed my son on why he thought it was such an amazing find, and his quick response was ‘where…

Kerala on a plate

Mention the beautiful state of Kerala to anyone, and more often than not, conversation will move speedily on to Kerala’s exotic quotient, it’s ‘lushness factor‘; to how everyone these days seem to be travelling to…

Yoga – Breathing Right

‘I am a big fan of Yoga’, I hear myself say often but it was only recently that I realised that there is so much more to Yoga than what…

Turmeric – It’s magical!

You can’t really cook an Indian curry without this key spice; it adds to the beautiful yellow colour of the curry dish on the outside and on the inside, it…