Category Culture

Navadurga – the nine aspects of Durga

Did you know that Navadurgas are but the conceptual life phases of Devi Parvati, which begins with Siddhidaatri, whom we worship on the last day?

Ayyappa, here I come!

S was all excited about visiting ‘Shabarimala.’

Are Indians the most colour-discriminating?

If you were to go by the Google search results, it would certainly appear so. But is it the true picture?

Traditional stoves – sigri, kumutti and more….

The three-stone-wood-stove goes as far back in time as the discovery of fire and astonishingly still being used, much like the other invention – the wheel.

Mango and neem flower chutney – ‘It’s Different’!

Try this ‘ cool’ recipe this summer. It tastes great!

Stars in their eyes and dreams in their hearts….

Most youngsters from the underprivileged sections of urban India dream of a career in the glamour world, as they fanatically follow the lives of their favourite stars.

What makes for ‘authentic’ food?

Is there anything as the ‘only authentic version of a dish’?

Pongalo Pongal!!

Indian festivals are a great gastronomical delight, and Pongal is no exception.

Let’s ‘ring’ in 2018!

I wish all my readers a very Happy New Year, filled with positivity, health, joy and contentment.

When utensils were a source of health

When are you going back to the future in terms of cooking utensils? They are all the rage now.

Pori Urundai – the light-as-air laddoo

Snacks need not be laden with calories. They can be light and tasty too, as this laddoo.

Khichdi, did you say?

It is about time for us to find and showcase our treasures, from yoga to khichdi. Why wait for a foreigner to point them out to us or worse, sell them back to us, neatly packaged and labelled?

Has Deepavali/Diwali become too ‘globalized’?

In our efforts to ‘globalize the festival, have we taken away from its heritage and cultural roots?