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Mystical Mandu

Located 90 kms from Indore, Mandu stands a mute spectator to the eternal love story of Baz Bahadur and Rani Rupamati. The 16th century legendary romance of Rani Rupamati and Baz Bahadur is what this town is best known for. A local lore says that Narmada was so impressed by Rupamati’s devotion towards her, that… Read More Mystical Mandu

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Memories of Pav Bhaji

One of my earliest memories of an evening snack Pav Bhaji is a dish whose taste I that has lingered in my mind. In the 1980s when I was growing up in Hyderabad, there were not too many options to eat out especially snacks. Also eating out was largely restricted to special occasions, so when… Read More Memories of Pav Bhaji

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Puffed Goodness

Aralu Sandige is a childhood food memory that has firmly stuck in my mind and one that always brings a smile on my face. Summer is a season that is my least favourite. Growing up in Hyderabad it meant scorching hot days and sudden power cuts. However, the small independent house I grew up in… Read More Puffed Goodness

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Memories of Avarekai

The wafting aroma of the winter beans of Bangalore, Avarekai is almost like a ritual and legacy in every kitchen. Growing up in Hyderabad, the winter window was always a small time frame and a season that I looked forward too as a child as it was a great way to escape the unrelenting heat… Read More Memories of Avarekai

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Home Makeover

It’s the dawn of a new season, so why not show your home some love by giving it a spanking new makeover. It’s that time of the year once again when there is new season in the offing. And your home is where you can shower all the love with a dash of colour. Wondering… Read More Home Makeover

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Aditi Chaudhary Interview

Aisha Chaudhary has become a household name courtesy the movie ‘The Sky is Pink’ and years after she passed away, her indomitable spirit lives on and inspires change and hope. The recent Hindi movie release ‘The Sky is Pink’ has no doubt tugged at many heart strings with its poignant portrayal of how a family… Read More Aditi Chaudhary Interview

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Neev Literature Festival

The third edition of the Neev Literature Festival closed successfully, with a host of book launches, workshops, a curated book exhibition and fun activities ensuring that there is much hope for children’s literature in the country. The bright yellow rimmed spectacles next to the hashtag neevlitfest19 welcomed me to the Yemlur campus of Neev Academy… Read More Neev Literature Festival

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Pitchuka Srinivas – Kalamkari in Pedana

Pedana, a tiny village in Andhra Pradesh is home to one of the best handloom fabrics of the region Kalamkari and there is only one craftsman who continues the traditional form of the art. “If you want to know about Kalamkari, just visit Pitchuka Srinivas.” These words from a resident of Pedana village sounded like… Read More Pitchuka Srinivas – Kalamkari in Pedana

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Interview with Bengaluru Mixologist Rohan Matmary

Bengaluru Mixologist Rohan Matmary shares his thoughts on his presence at Bar Convent Brooklyn (BCB) as well as winning the third edition of Brown-Forman American Whiskey Legacy Cocktail Challenge 2019. A career as a mixologist is an unusual choice to say in the least. And when a young boy from a tech family treads a… Read More Interview with Bengaluru Mixologist Rohan Matmary

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All About Terrazzo

Terrazzo is seeing a huge revival that goes beyond traditional flooring that augurs well for home enthusiasts. Terrazzo traditionally a flooring material has seen a major revival with a contemporary twist replacing marble in many ways. It is gaining popularity because of its endless colour and material palette making it an interesting alternative to granite… Read More All About Terrazzo