Locked Down — inside my head and inside my house. But at least I have a house.

It has been a crazy few days, what with covid and corona being the only words flying around, the world being locked down and us being thrown in the middle of this crazy current. We were supposed to start a new life this week. With all of previous years commitment fulfilled we were to move …

Inky Thoughts

There is something very old world and romantic about writing with a pen. Although most of us now write with our keyboards, the verb write essentially means using a pen -- or pencil to form characters on a material in order to record an event, thoughts, emotions or information. But in the world of tablets …

To a long lost friend….I miss you!

I am quite indifferent when it comes to technology. I do not care what brand of TV we have at home, or if we possess the best quality Home Theater System or not (although, apparently, we are quite close, or so husband says). That is also why I have always had the cheapest cell phones, …

A Taste of Lucknow, At home In Delhi.

When it comes to food of Lucknow I am a little touchy. Okay, make that very touchy. Call it my privilege of access to Lucknow or my fuss but I eat the food of my city only in my city. The only exception in the last 20 years for this has been Dumpukht at ITC …

How We Will Travel in 2020

  Transformative Travel. At some point in our lives all of us have watched a movie or read a book where the protagonist leaves on a journey, goes through certain life altering experiences, and returns a transformed person. We have however always dismissed this as another of those things that can happen only in fiction. …

There is a Jackfruit in my Chocolate!

The jackfruit is having its moment this year. The humble vegetable cum fruit has suddenly found followers and trolls in equal measure. That’s not all, recent studies claim that Jackfruit, widely used as vegan meat until now, will also used to make chocolate too in the near future. A recent study published in the Journal …

When Southern France Comes to Central Delhi.

The biggest problem of being a food writer is the baggage you carry -- of flavours, textures and taste in your palate. While on one hand it may be your biggest strength, on the other it may be a pain -- you can hardly taste anything after a while. And so, off late, I have …

Minimalism: The Art of Doing More With Less.

For decades the world has believed that to be successful one needs to do more – work more, earn more, spend more. Minimalism, on the contrary, focuses on doing less – buying less, earning less, working less – and in turn, living more. The focus, say experts, should be on the experience not possession. The …