South Indian Vegetarian Recipes for a Holiday Feast
There are many, many dishes in the Indian culinary pantheon that boast ingredient lists a mile long. But there are an equal number, if not more, that require fewer than … Continue reading
Tamarind: A Fruit that Doubles as Spice – How to Use it in South Indian Cooking
At first blush, the tamarind fruit is quite unassuming, dull in fact. But it has gumption and is not afraid to shake up a dish and give it that zing. My new essay on The Aerogram, with two recipes: one for Tomato Dal and one for a raita (yogurt condiment) made with baby radish. They do make a great pair.
When All That’s Left of Pressure Cooker are Fragments and Hurt
As an intern at a communications consulting company many years ago, I had to get familiar with the firm’s documents and their various formats and templates. The resident tech guru pointed … Continue reading
The Yard Sale – The Smart Set Magazine
Orginally published in 2009 in The Smart Set and reprinted in 2010 in the Arkansas Democrat Gazette. It was a bright yellow table with four sturdy legs. White flowers arched … Continue reading
Volunteerism vs. terrorism
It has been a week since a handful of terrorists brazenly attacked Mumbai and mowed down innocent people going about their lives. A twisted ideology, a few guns and hand-grenades … Continue reading
Managing Work and Parenting
This essay was published in 2007 in ICFAI Press’ anthology of essays titled ‘Women Balancing Home and Career’. I. Introduction Bhagya is a fifty year-old mother of two children. Her … Continue reading
What makes a community?
A weekly “compact” newspaper called Bangalore BIAS is all set to be launched in Bangalore at the end of this month. This is what the founders have to say about … Continue reading