Sujatha Bagal

Stories and essays on food, travel, culture.

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

Review: Not Becoming My Mother, Ruth Reichl

A couple of weeks ago we were in the check-out line at the library, standing right next to a shelf of newly released books. As the kids and and I … Continue reading

October 8, 2009

Ajji (Grandmother)

By the time I was 30, I’d lost all four of my grandparents. I know my paternal grandparents as Avva and Thatha, but only by way of referring to them … Continue reading

December 11, 2008

A Woman’s Battle Against Illiteracy – Deccan Herald

As I turn off of the Jama Masjid Road on to one of the side streets in Ilyasnagar in South Bangalore, I come to a big, colorful shamiana that takes … Continue reading

April 4, 2006

Yoga: Benefits for Women – Washington Woman

I lay flat on my back in corpse pose. My body lay still, but my mind was racing, darting back and forth between memories and plans. A gentle voice wafted … Continue reading

July 17, 2004

In the Driver’s Seat – Fairfax County Times

As Vice President and CEO of Reston Limousine Service, Inc. in Sterling, Kristina Bouweiri sits at the helm of a $6 million business, overseeing a fleet of 93 luxury sedans, … Continue reading

May 13, 2004

Perseverance Pays: A Life Lesson – Fairfax County Times

Mary Ann Elliott has a story she likes to tell when she speaks to women’s groups. When Motorola first established a policy opening jobs to women and minorities, she applied … Continue reading

May 6, 2004