Sampling India

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India has a rich and diverse foodscape, with the cuisine changing as you travel from state to state, from the coast to the hills, from the desert to the mountains. Here is a sampling of some of the most common meals that can be found pan-India… and of course, it includes the ubiquitous chai. These illustrations were originally done as … Read More

Sensitivity

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I’m tired of people telling others not to be sensitive, to grow thicker skin, to buck up and get real, be a man, etc etc. While I guess this is so that you develop some immunity to survive in this mad world, I’m not sure if being immune will really help.

The Reluctant NRI: Life in the UK vs life in India

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When I left India for the UK a couple of years ago a friend told me it would help me look at life more objectively. I don’t know if that’s happened or not but I know for sure that I’ve been able to appreciate the little things more in both countries. While I miss a gazillion things about India — … Read More

What they say

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​ It baffles me that people will always take out time and effort to tell you how fat or thin or skinny or dark or something or the other you look. We’re a completely obsessed society. That people respond to you based on your physical appearance is something we’ve unfortunately ‘normalized’ and accepted. From the playground to the corporate world, it … Read More