How mental Illness can drive you to the edge, and also make you jump off it.

As a new mother I went through a hard time coming to terms with my changed life and before I knew the happy gratified person was replaced by a permanently distressed woman. Only if I had known it was PPD and seen a therapist then, I would not have suffered for close to a decade. …

Prego: A delightful Melange of Good Food and Great Conversations.

What do you mean you prefer vegetarian!" Exclaimed chef Stephano when I told him I was a non vegetarian with a strong bias towards vegetarian food. I smiled. It was for him to figure out. "Okay, let me make you some vegetarian stuff." He declared. In a matter of minutes I had this super fresh, …

The Emerald Mile: From Bhedaghat to Dhuandhar Falls

“Do you see that gigantic face there? We call it India’s very own Mount Rushmore. And that sadhu on the top – he was in samadhi for so long that he turned into stone himself. These cars, which seem to have fallen off the cliff, are most famous by the way, as is Bandar Kudni, …

Lebua, Lucknow — A Poetry in Brick and Mortar

Lucknow is known world over for its cuisine and culture, but not many know that until not very long ago, the city was also known for its architectural finesse and design sensibilities. Thanks to the newly opened lebua Lucknow, a heritage property, the world is waking up to Lucknow’s lost architectural splendour – one courtyard …

Mother’s Recipe – Not Half as Effective as Mother’s Cooking

घुइयां की सब्जी और रोटी। I grew up a vegetarian and still remain primarily a vegetarian. This means good food isn't limited to or comprises only of meat for me. In fact, all things close to my heart are simple vegetarian dishes which I grew up eating. Like most of us, I reckon. I started …

Truth About Your Mind – must never be told

It comes ever so quietly without so much as a knock, and before you know it, it has engulfed you in its repulsive suffocating lock; It makes you low, it makes you sad, but worst is when it turns you mad; Who is mad, but, my heart asks me -- someone who is crazy, someone …

Birdsong and Beyond — A Himalyan Getaway You’d Never Want To Leave

It is the view you notice first. The horizon awash with myriad hues of the afternoon sun interjected by steep snow-capped mountains. The crisp breeze, chirping birds, verdant greens, and wildflowers have you next, and before you know the fatigue of hours of travel has dissipated in the fresh mountain air. We’re at the very …

The revival of Poro – and Irani cafès with Parsi overtones.

It is a busy day at the café, bearers flit between tables balancing trays of tea cups and saucers of bun-maska. Waiters, meanwhile, scribble orders in a jiffy – Poro, Akuri, French toast, Keema Pav, Rasta Sandwhich, Mawa Cake. The place is abuzz with a steady drone of guests; the air is fragrant with aroma …