Lessons in life from Gulzar.

I had bought the cassette from a posh music store on Birhana Road in Kanpur on my 13th birthday. I had heard one of its songs on TV and had fallen in love with the poetry. Lucky for me, my birthday was close and I could arm-twist my uncle into buying it for me as …

Kangri Dhaam: Robust Flavours from the land of the hills.

I first learnt about Kangri Dhaam a year ago. I was doing a story on the food of Uttarakhand and my editor insisted I should add a section on Himachali Cuisine. It will, felt the editor, make the story fuller. I agreed. There was only one issue: I hadn't been to Himachal in decades and …