The first time I had Assamese food, it was at Gitika Saikia's home. I relished the sour tenga, burned my tongue on a bhut jolokia pickle and watched, fascinated, as she cooked chicken in bamboo shoots. It was an afternoon, and meal, to remember. Recently, I had another such meal, courtesy the two month-old O’ … Continue reading O’ Tenga: Assamese food, home-delivered
We walked into the museum and paused, allowing our jaws to gently drop to the floor. Ahead of us was a room filled with glass, behind which lay bricks, lovingly shaped and turned into different scenes. To the left was a section dedicated to Formula racing, further ahead were cranes and construction sites, followed by trains … Continue reading Let’s go LEGO!
Eggs are easy. You know what they taste like and look like - a thin skin, a goeey centre and an oval shape. Now, imagine this delicate thing decorated with beads, or embroidery, or painted with pictures or just. Add a bunch of these together and you have an Easter Egg Market. Look closely in that crowded … Continue reading Egg-squisite Easter markets
A trip to the Vienna's largest cemetery and discovering musical genius and surprisingly, deer.
Go here to find your daily bread, and then some.
A visit to the home of the popular Bombay theatre snack, A-1 samosas.
“Bengalis call peanuts badam. They call almonds badam too.” We are at Chaat Stories, the newest entrant on the buzzing and food-filled Carter road stretch in Bandra. My dinner date is Yoshita, my friend, roommate and last word on all thing Bengali. She is responding to the look of surprise on my face as I … Continue reading Chaat Stories: Bengali snacks, in Bombay