A Culinary Expedition To Bengal — In Delhi.

Pujo maybe over but Bijoya is still on, which means there is still time for revelry and feasting. Since my trip to hometown was marred by a stomach infection and I couldn't eat half as much as I usually do (you didn't see any food pictures, did you?) I took the opportunity to extend the …

This Mental Health Week, Learn How To Tame Your Mind

On World Mental Health Day, a reminder to help yourself and those around you.

That Girl In Muddy Boots

It happens so quietly that you cannot prepare for it, and before you know, you are enveloped in its grip so tight that escaping seems impossible. So what does one do? Does one sit in a corner with the head bowed, eyes shut, and arms tightly wrapped, waiting for it to leave, or does one stand up and fight?

Battling with anxiety, stress, and depression can be hard, but it is not impossible. With a little care, awareness, and self-love, you can manage, if not overcome, the perpetual feeling of despair. How do I know? Well, I do it every day.

Stress, anxiety and depression are the three demons of modern times trapping more and more people in their clutches every passing day. National Institute of Mental Health describes depression as “a common but serious mood disorder that causes severe symptoms that affect how you feel, think, and handle daily…

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Australian Spring Fest: A feast of all things Aussie at The Claridges.

What is it that makes a food festival special? The size of a place? The uniqueness of the theme? The expensive ingredients? Or the passion of its team? I would say the passion and the drive to do something new. To reinvent the wheel even though the shop is running smoothly. The ingredients, novelty, and …

That Tailor By The Dustbin

I see them every afternoon while I wait outside the gate for the girls. They sit under a tree, just a few feet away from two large garbage drums. The drums were not there when they had first come in, they were placed there much later. By then, I suppose, it was too late for …

Goodbyes and Why I Hate Them.

I hate goodbyes, I hate them with a vengance. They make me sick like nothing else does -- not even lizards and cockroaches. They make me helpless. Of course it doesn't mean anything. I have still had to say thousands of goodbyes in my comparatively small life. I have had to move away from people …

A little story of a little dumpling.

The only time I had eaten a momo before I came to Delhi was in a small roadside shop enroute Gangtok in 1998. We had been driving on zig-zag roads for hours after a 2-day train journey and were famished. Those were not the days of packaged food or fancy Rajdhani trains that served five …

Guide to Dondra: the little town at the edge of the island nation.

Located at the southernmost tip of Sri Lanka, Dondra is not only the most scenic point in the island country, but also the last point of the mighty Indian Subcontinent. If you want to go to a place no tourist goes to, Dondra is for you. Once a flourishing multicultural port town patronised by the …

9 Things to do in Vienna.

Waltz to the tunes of the royal Opera, sample chocolate cake at an Old World café, and marvel at the indomitable Gothic Cathedrals in the heart of town. Tiptoe through Palaces and Residences of the Habsburgs, be dazzled by the crown jewels at the Imperial Treasury, catch a snack at the underground coffee shops, or …