Jamshedpur: An Unlikely Gourmet Capital

A hot griddle sizzles over the fire as a young man swiftly pours the batter and spreads it out in one smooth swirl. Next, he sprinkles a mix of sliced onions, beetroot and a potato mix and pours a copious amount of oil. A few flips later, the batter emerges on a dented steel plate …

An Ode to Khichdi and How To Make It (the khichdi, not the ode)

Monday lunches are often Sunday leftovers. Not that I mind, especially if it happens to be Urad ki khichdi. Monday lunches are often Sunday leftovers. Not that I mind, especially if it happens to be Urad ki khichdi. While the world, at least a large part of it, thinks khichdi is a gooey mish mash …

A Warm Summer Day and A Cone of Vanilla Ice Cream

A warm, sultry day, two tired people, a parched throat, and a rumbling tummy. No, this is not the title of my next film, but the condition I am in now. In the middle of the Dutch capital, at the peak of the tourist season, on a Friday. While planning my trip to Amsterdam, it …