Sujatha Bagal

Stories and essays on food, travel, culture.

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

ForbesLife India – Essay on Indians Volunteering in the US and in India

My article on volunteering – Indians volunteering in the US and Indian-origin immigrants returning to India to volunteer – is in the latest issue of ForbesLife India. Look for it … Continue reading

January 14, 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

Paterno’s Statue: Once a Monument to a Man, Now a Reminder of a Society’s Failing

A brilliant column by Ta-Nehisi Coates in the New York Times today argues for not removing Paterno’s statue from the prominent place it now occupies at Penn State: Arguing  for … Continue reading

July 1, 2012

The Manifold Advantages of a Big Brother – Chicken Soup Series

This story was published earlier this year in the Chicken Soup series anthology titled, ‘Chicken Soup for the Indian Soul: Celebrating Brothers & Sisters’. It is a cool autumn day and I’m in … Continue reading

June 20, 2012