Fine Dining Lovers magazine: Mangoes
In India, mangoes are eaten, raw, cooked, ripe, pulped and slurped. Today, chefs all over the world do the same, using the acidity of raw mango or the sweetness of ripe mango to balance unique and unusual flavors.
Mint Lounge: Australia's Tweed Coast
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A piece I wrote based on a visit to the Tweed Coast of Australia. I wonder why I hadn't heard of this place before. It is an hour north of Sydney, in New South Wales.
Raising middle class kids
In this essay, I address a thorny concept of middle-class values-- what are they and how can you pass them on-- if you can pass them on-- are they useful and do they have an expiry date? Can I pass my middle-class values to my children without them, you know, actually living middle-class lives? Many...
Let's talk about South Asian mental health
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Just because mental health issues are not visible doesn’t mean they don’t exert a pull on your psyche. For a culture that is supposedly warm and family-oriented, many families here in India are adept at dismissing individual feelings and emotions, all in the name of being practical and rational.
About Pongal for The Guardian UK
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Pongal is comfort food for south India’s harvest season. Is is both a harvest festival, which starts today, and the rice and dal breakfast dish eaten to mark its arrival
Interview with The Dalai Lama Part 1
Where I sit with His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama for an hour and ask him about life, love, meditation, wisdom and ageing. His Holiness is a person like no other in today’s world. Statesman, Nobel Laureate, spiritual leader of the Tibetans who view him as God, or at least the manifestation of Avalokiteshvara, the...
Travel & Leisure: Jasmine perfume
Can India be the source of the best jasmine extract in the world?