Sujatha Bagal

Stories and essays on food, travel, culture.

Lincoln’s Cottage: A Washington Monument Off the Beaten Path

Did you know that Abraham Lincoln spent the summers during his presidency in a cottage a few miles away from the White House? That was his ‘rural’ retreat back then, … Continue reading

April 29, 2015 · Leave a comment


A weeping cherry tree in full bloom. Unfailingly brings with it happy memories of the first spring in a new home and of a newborn baby. And right along with … Continue reading

April 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Social Media How-To Workshop

Sree Sreenivasan, Chief Digital Officer at Columbia University, is conducting an advanced social media workshop (which he calls “Social Media One-night Stand”) in New York City on Thursday, May 16, … Continue reading

April 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Art and Life Lessons

A thought-provoking post in the Washington Post today listing the ‘top 10 skills children learn from the arts’. While it’s true that the arts do help hone these skills – … Continue reading

January 29, 2013

Please Turn off…

Please Turn off All Electronic Devices Seen on what appears to be a newer plane, in place of the old and familiar “No Smoking” right next to the Fasten Seat … Continue reading

January 26, 2013

A Riveting First Paragraph in a Local Crime Story

Authorities say a man broke into a Salisbury home, stripped down to his underwear and cooked a chicken pot pie. The rest of the story here.

August 17, 2012

Kitchen Chronicles: Wheat Berry Recipes

A few days ago while on the hunt for some vegan dishes, I stopped at, my new go-to site for healthy, delicious and novel recipes. A recipe for Zesty … Continue reading

August 17, 2012