The Book That Changed My Life — Or so it seems.

This post was written many years ago for Huffington Post, and before that, my now redundant blog. I was hardly a writer then. Years later, I can only express gratitude to this book, and every other book that has made me who I am. There are books and there are books. Some books take you …

Indian Food Observance Days — A sure shot way to make desi viral

India’s kitchens are going through a silent shift in attitude, celebrating all that is local and homely, and the Internet is playing a pivotal part Bottle gourd, little gourd, pumpkin, radish — not exactly the kind of vegetables we love to eat, cook or Instagram. If at all we do, we relegate them to sambars …

The Bengali Bou

The signs are hard to miss: there is excitement in the air, chatter in the house, the girls are unusually cheerful and the boy remarkably relaxed; the kitchen no longer smells of zeera and hing but that of paanch phoran and posto bata, the fridge is stacked with sandesh and rasgullas, while the fish -- …