Family & Friends

Matar ki chaat with fresh peas

There are some people who can transform the way you look, thereby giving you the confidence to step out into the world with a bounce in your step. To me, my friend and dress designer Sharmila Bajoria is one such […]

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Traditional Gujarati Meal

  I have known her as a Reiki Healer and Ashtamangal Meditator until now. I enjoy speaking with her about topics such as aura, healing and positive vibes. What makes the conversation interesting is her curiosity and open-mindedness. She is […]

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Traditional Andhra Meal

Ever since Cooking at Home with Pedatha happened, my gift to Pranav, my younger brother, on his birthday is an Andhra meal from this cookbook. This was how we celebrated his special day yesterday as well. His love for the […]

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Ritu - True Friendship

  Talk of problem-solving and the name that pops to mind is Ritu Chaudhry – my true blue friend. Whether you are faced with an onslaught of guests, or your domestic helper’s absence from work or are upset with something […]

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Rajma ki sabzi

Sometimes you do things because you believe in them. And sometimes because others believe that you can do them. You are lucky when you find people who believe in you, who inspire you, who prod you on to achieve and […]

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Sattu for Rakhi - Rajshree recipe

As the day of Raksha Bandhan, also known as Rakhi which means a wristband tied on a brother’s wrist by his sister, approaches every year in the month of August, I receive the tastiest assortment of ‘Sattus’ from my dear […]

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Paris was splendid, and what made it extra special was our friend Elise. We are back home with a heart full of lovely memories – and every moment of those memories is linked with her.   Elise often travels to […]

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Bajra Roti Upma Recipe

Indira of Mahanandi – a blogger who has inspired so many people to cook, to blog, and continues to do so with her penchant for perfection. Her passion for what she does is evident in every post at her site. […]

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Traditional Kerala Meal

Reading Ammini’s “Grains, Greens and Grated Coconuts” has been so inspiring that on an impulse, I decided to cook an entire KERALA meal from her book. It was not easy deciding the menu, for I am not yet very familiar […]

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Nirmala Sipani

  This post is in poignant memory of beautiful Nimmi whose loss is a deep void in our hearts that is going to be so hard to fill. Here is a touching poem by her young niece, Meetha Jamad: MISS […]

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