Sujatha Bagal

Stories and essays on food, travel, culture.

New Recipes for Dips and Appetizers Inspired by Indian Condiments

My new food essay is up on The Aerogram with two recipes. In my quest for dips that are a delicious departure from the ordinary, I decided to re-purpose a … Continue reading

November 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Working Out the Kinks in the Inter-Generational Recipe Transfer Protocol

My new essay on The Aerogram: So each time we sat down at my breakfast table I would bring out not only all our assorted notes, my computer, and pens … Continue reading

November 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

What Makes Food Comfort Food?

The Aerogram published my essay on why a bowl of rice and some pickle is my comfort food. On any other day, late night infomercials would give me company through … Continue reading

October 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

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

April 29, 2013 · 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

ForbesLife India: Altruism Everyday

This essay appeared in the Winter 2012 edition of ForbesLife India. A link to the pdf version is available at the end of this post. In a material world, working for nothing can … Continue reading

April 3, 2013 · Leave a comment