Travel

Mistral’s twist to American Food

According to the dictionary, Mistral is a strong cold north-westerly wind that blows through the Rhône valley and southern France towards the Mediterranean, mainly in winter. But in Princeton, it is the name of an Award winning restaurant that contemporizes American food with a unique twist. It’s not every day that I get to eat at… Read More Mistral’s twist to American Food

BLOG HOPS & CHALLENGES, Travel

Apple picking in the Fall

September marks the beginning of Fall – the time of year when the leaves begin to turn. It is also the time of year when summer crops are harvested. Where I come from , the leaves remain unchanged but there is a change of seasons too. The monsoons normally make a retreat and the farmers… Read More Apple picking in the Fall

BLOG HOPS & CHALLENGES, Festivals and celebrations

Mumbai skies#SkywatchFriday

This Friday marks the beginning of the 10 day Ganesh Festival.The practice of bringing home a clay Ganesh was begun by Bal Gangadhar Tilak, an early freedom fighter in India's struggle for Independence. The idea was to get people together to foster nationalism and community. Most of the home help have gone to their homes… Read More Mumbai skies#SkywatchFriday

Festivals and celebrations, LIFESTYLE

Getting ready for Ganpati

Bal Gangadhar Tilak started the tradition of bringing home an idol of Lord Ganesh or Ganpati for a ten day festival. The idea was to foster a sense of community and nationalism with skits, bhajans and motivational and spiritual discourse . Today the celebrations have changed with political sponsorship and Bollywood colouring the idea of… Read More Getting ready for Ganpati

LIFESTYLE, Mumbai Diary

In the bathroom one morning

One Saturday morning I stepped into my bath. All lathered up I glanced upon A little cockroach Swiftly scampering past . He seemed quite harmless I thought As it climbed down the wall. Then as it came closer A scream froze in my throat. A shout from me would have the household come running to… Read More In the bathroom one morning