Sujatha Bagal

Stories and essays on food, travel, culture.

Children and The Hunger Games

If you have been even the slightest bit plugged into the news these past few days, it is a safe bet that you’ve heard of The Hunger Games, the ticket … Continue reading

March 29, 2012

Cycle Rickshaws in Washington, D.C.: Trike Happy – ForbesLife India

A version of this article was originally published in ForbesLife India. PDF version of the article is available here – PEDICABS. The nose wheel makes an acute turn and plants … Continue reading

September 5, 2011

Budapest: No Rest in the Pest – Mint Lounge

Ajay Devgn. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. His stark white suit. Her lusciously rich red sari. The earthy tones of the concrete and metal of Chain Bridge. A maudlin song wailing in … Continue reading

March 5, 2011

Vienna: Street Music – Mint Lounge

The drone of early morning traffic trickles in through the thick double-paned kitchen windows and into our apartment in the heart of Vienna. I hear buses, cars and a couple … Continue reading

October 24, 2010

The Hurt Locker: A Review

The Hurt Locker is the tale of a trio of soldiers that makes up the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD), a bomb disposal squad, attached to an army regiment on rotation … Continue reading

February 8, 2010

Book Review: Karadi Tales’ Will You Read With Me? Series

Hathaman is an accomplished yogi. Before the sun reaches the mid-way point in its journey across the sky each day, he’s finished up a hundred and fifty Surya Namaskaras, the … Continue reading

December 16, 2009

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

October 30, 2009