01 January 2016 | E-Paper Home » Leisure » The Good Life Last Modified: Fri, Jan 01 2016. 12 30 PM IST A hallucinatory breakfast in Varanasi Is there a more beautiful sound in the world than the sizzle of frying jalebis early in the morning? 91 Shoba Narayan Forget about cholesterol if you happen […]
Jaipur is a magical city. The colors, the food, the peacock calls…. latest installment of my food series here in Mint on Sunday Don’t miss the “bombaat” video of the women singing.
The outrage over Manchurian ‘idli’ There are a hundred wonderful variations of this ancient, flawless dish. Why spoil it? It was on board a Vistara Airlines flight that I first tasted the ghastly concoction called idli manchurian. It was my first time on the airline. I was happy. The distinct airline smell was absent. […]
My piece on Kartikeya, also called Skanda, was the cover story at Mint on Sunday. Best to read it here. Warning: it is long. I also made two videos to accompany the piece. You can see them in Youtube About the Palani temple. Click here. About the Panchamritam. Click here
It is hot now in Bangalore, which, I guess, is what prompted this piece. Memories are made of buttermilk My first memory of buttermilk is warmth and darkness. I must have been five or six years old. Still confused by the mists of sleep, I walked into my grandmother’s kitchen, drawn by a comforting […]
These are some of the great stories in Mint Lounge this week. Meanwhile, my piece on religion, food, negotiation and identity is up on Mint’s Sunday edition. Next, I’d like to visit Ajmer or Amritsar for this series. Read the story here, because it has videos I recorded and many photos.
I was trying to channel Peter Jennings but I really want to channel Gini Moos of CNN. Will be doing more. Looking forward to it. I recorded this in Bangalore, forwarded MP3 to Delhi where they mixed it in. Finally, getting back to broadcast journalism which I studied at Columbia University.
In which I talk about food and religion
Still bummed that I didn’t go to Ayodhya in Mangalore for typical Mangalorean food. The bowl matters as much as the soup I grew up in a home where we ate on stainless-steel plates. My grandmother’s idea of a festive dinner was to lay banana leaves on the floor and have a small army of […]
We’re after a piece on how different regions/cities in the country celebrate Diwali with food – this could be anything from street food in a big city like Delhi or Bombay to regions that might be influenced by other cultures (e.g French influence in Pondicherry).