Wisdom of elders

Malnad Venkatesh

“Art of observation is the secret; to learn by seeing” is the simple formula of success, says Mr. Venkatesh. Simplicity and hospitality at its best – that is what one experiences on meeting him and his family at their rustic […]

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G. Chandrasekharran

He describes Sirukizhangu (a seasonal root) as having the fragrance of first rain on dry earth. He laughingly informs me that sambar podi is not traditionally used in preparing sambar, but only in kozhumbu. And he gives simple tips such […]

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BG Mathew Taste Maker

Simple and unassuming, this 73 year old retired banker from Kottayam loves cooking! B.G. Mathew especially enjoys whipping up festive meals at Christmas and Onam. He loves to share recipes and enjoys improvising. His simple dictum is: “I cannot eat […]

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Sattvik Sensibility - Narayanan Rao

Sattvik Sensibility is the phrase to describe the meeting with 60 year-old Narayanan Rao and his family. It was an insight into how India’s spiritual heritage has been nurtured by devotees across eons. As a family, they have dedicated their […]

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Secret cuisines sacred rituals vilasi

Today I was on Toginet Radio, along with Jigyasa Giri, on Vilasi’s popular show Secret Cuisines and Sacred Rituals. As is stated on the website, this radio show is “a quest, a place, and a feast. It explores myths, mystique, […]

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Bhagwathi Nagpal01

At the tender age of eight, she decided to become a vegetarian for life. Serene-faced and compassionate, she is now a mother of 5, grandmother of 12, and great-grandmother of 10, and enjoys interacting across generations. Bhagwanthiji Nagpal (79), a […]

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Vedula Satyavati, a Great Granny from Hyderabad of sharp memory and unconditional warmth

  At 93, with her razor sharp mind , there is not much that misses her eye, and her words flow effortlessly and eloquently. She enjoys a good conversation and passionately talks about traditional recipes. She can even instruct her […]

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Interview of Culinary expert Chithra - Viswanathan

She listens to her heart while he obeys his mind, she is friendly and energetic while he is reticent and serious, she connects instantly with people while he is happier by himself; she finds joy in the kitchen while he […]

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Rajasthani Pride in Col Uday Singh

  Dressed in typical Rajasthani costume, Col. Uday Singh (58) and his wife Sushil Rathore (52) redefine the notion of fashion! Intelligent, purposeful and dynamic, they are Rajputs exuding rare pride and respect towards their historicity. Carrying lineage with pride […]

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Silver couple Surya- Parameshwar Natarajan

As we interviewed them, we were struck by how her friendly enthusiasm is perfectly balanced with his quiet dignified warmth – a perfect blend of ENTHUSIASM AND DIGNITY. She enjoys experimenting with cooking, crafts and mural making while he surfs […]

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