I have been fortunate to have had two of the best cooks in the world guide me when I entered this amazing world of culinary heaven. On one hand, my mum, a totally and utterly eccentric chef, who could whip up the tastiest of food in an instant for as many people you could think of. But there was never a recipe not any measurement … Continue reading Varhadi Gola Bhaat
There is a certain nostalgia when it comes to some food. While vada sambar reminds me of our indian coffee house, alu poha is associated with mohan ki tapri and vaatli daal is strongly ingrained with chaitra gauri during gudi padwa ( and the haldi kum kum with it). The freshness and simplicity is amazing and nearly all households have their own version. I have … Continue reading Vaatli Dal- of time past, comfort food galore
Thai Cooking Workshop 2016 Thailand is a place where all your senses come alive…..in all aspects, whether it is the jaw dropping scenery, the people full of mirth and joy or most importantly the lip smackingly delicious food! I have never been a follower of ‘exact’ recipes, so when I witnessed a Thai cooking in action, I realised that this was the one for me….. … Continue reading Thai Cooking Workshop 2016
You can never have enough of Venice, I realised after my fourth trip to this jewel of an island. This time, I didn’t want to return and rightly so….. People ask me about itineraries in Venice, places to see, places to stay, places to eat and all I can say is that the best itinerary in Venice is not to have one at all! It … Continue reading Venice
Paris Marathon 2016 “Noooo……” That was the sound to which i jumped out of bed. The alarm had gone off at 4am, i had dutifully shut it and went back to the victory march near the arc du triumphe. And then it was 5am. We scooted to the airport and barely managed to catch the flight, huffing and puffing, heaving and sighing, ecstatic to have … Continue reading I am a Marathoner – Paris Marathon 2016
1st January 2016 ‘Every great dream begins with a dreamer’ The beauty of our dreams is that there is no limit to it. But sometimes, we do like to test the limits of our dreams, to take on our dreams. This was the maniacal thought that made us ( subhash, Kalpa, Viji and me) take up the challenge few months ago. Training however stalled due … Continue reading Paris Marathon 2016 – the plunge!
THE VISION There is always a vision, everyone has a vision and standing non-descript, amongst thousands of runners of varying shapes, age and sizes, I had a vision. Of the super fit me, in bright lycras and endless legs, bounding away to the muffled beats of music, pony tail tossing in the wind, evoking all sorts of responses from the appreciative crowds….. and the … Continue reading Coventry half marathon