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Foraying into 4-Oh!

Posted by on Jun 12, 2012 in Travel Tales | 17 comments

Foraying into 4-Oh!

You might ask, why this is a Travel Tale. This tale has travelled a long way! It started its journey decades back, and now lies in the custody of a foodie-wife who couldn’t think of anything better to gift him! To begin with, I have a problem (still) referring to him as my ‘husband’! Okay, don’t take this the other way around..its not a sad tale I am about to start on woes of a failed marriage or a beating-husband! I have this problem, because in all the 10 years of our absolutely rocking years of togetherness, I am yet to come across countable-worthy husband-like...

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The Konkani Odyssey

Posted by on May 31, 2012 in Reviews & Recommendations, Travel Tales | 5 comments

The Konkani Odyssey

Train rides are very contradictory in nature. Trains rides are almost always comforting, and at the same time they are incessantly long. Trains are funny. For some people, they’re the morning commute, a dreary 30 minute to 1 hour penance flavoured by coffee breath and armpits. For others, they’re Star Trek on wheels, something to obsess over and while away long afternoons with.Some read books, some plug their MP3s and MP4s, and some …doze off! But there are some train journeys that rise above this pluralistic view and make everyone go rail-crazy. Here is one of my all-time...

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Bedwin’s Signature Chicken Chaap

Posted by on Aug 21, 2011 in Culinary Journeys | 2 comments

Bedwin’s Signature Chicken Chaap

The memories of the special lunch-box of Biriyani and Chaap that I often sneaked into my house has been so deep in my memories, that I eventually succumbed to the temptation of making it at home the other day. The biriyani, I saved it for another time, but the Chicken Chaap was a show-stealer, and a dish that served my guests memories of my childhood.   1 whole skinned chicken weighing about 800 gms(cut into 4) 750 gms(a coffee mug and a half) hung curd Garlic paste(from about 4 whole garlic pods) Ginger paste ( from about two inches of the rhizome) Mace/Javithri powder(about 2 large...

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Nostalgic Recommendations of an Extended Weekend at Kolkata

Posted by on Aug 20, 2011 in Reviews & Recommendations | 9 comments

Nostalgic Recommendations of an Extended Weekend at Kolkata

Now, although I possibly have more than one city that has been home for me in the last 15 years, there is only Calcutta(note-not Kolkata) that can instinctively have me recommend a list of things-to-do in an extended weekend. No Mumbai, nor Bangalore, nor cities in California or Florida can come close to the gushed feeling of nostalgia that envelopes me at the sound of Calcutta. In fact, when I have visitors in Bangalore, I am at a serious lack of ideas and suggestions to give them, if they ask me what they can possibly do in this city. Calcutta has come a long way to become Kolkata. My...

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Alimentos Charla – When Food starts talking!

Posted by on Jul 21, 2010 in Culinary Journeys | 0 comments

Alimentos Charla – When Food starts talking!

“A beber y a tragar, que el mundo se va acabar” – Eat, drink and be merry for tomorrow the world will end! Can’t let go without writing about Spanish food. I have lived in America for a few years, and I have always almost had “Mexican” food. I’ve hardly heard anyone say “Hey! Let’s eat Spanish food tonight!” No, usually exotic tastes tend toward Mexican or Chinese or Lebanese or Italian or Ethiopian. Ok..maybe just a couple of restaurants here and there that serve the conspicuous ‘Tapas’. I think there’s a reason for this. Spanish cuisine is...

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