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Feast like a Parsi – The Hindu

Feast like a Parsi - The Hindu

While the Iranian calendar marks the Persian New Year on the spring equinox (usually towards the end of March), the Parsis in Mumbai traditionally celebrate Navroz in the middle of August. This is because the Parsis in India follow the Shahenshahi calendar that does not take into account leap years. ...

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For the love of jhal muri

For the love of jhal muri

The jhal muri or spicy puffed rice that has ruled the streets of Kolkata for decades has become synonymous with one man in the city. Meet Nikhil Haldar, the jhal muri seller, who sits with his small paraphernalia in a corner of the busy Jagadamba Junction every evening. Since the ...

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A review of the Let’s Go Bowl’ing food fest at On The Go, Coimbatore

A review of the Let’s Go Bowl’ing food fest at On The Go, Coimbatore

In hindsight, forgetting my lunch bag was the best thing I did on Tuesday, as it gave me an opportunity to check the Let’s Go Bowl’ing Special Menu at On The Go. Put together by New Delhi-based Chef Samta Gupta, with inputs from Ranjana Singhal of OTG, all the dishes ...

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A review of the Gujarati and Rajasthani Food Festival at Fairfield by Marriott, Coimbatore

A review of the Gujarati and Rajasthani Food Festival at Fairfield by Marriott, Coimbatore

It is uncanny how food has this ability to surprise with memories. Raju and I sit at Fairfield by Marriott, waiting for the Gujarati/Rajasthani thali to be put before us and almost simultaneously we say, “Remember the Gujarati place in Hyderabad?” That was 1987. We were newly married and lived ...

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Chai chronicles on stylish flatlays

Chai chronicles on stylish flatlays

Just a glimpse at Subham Swain’s Instagram, under @zuvamart, one will immediately want to ask him, ‘how much chai does this guy drink?’ And funnily enough, he tells me it’s the most common question he’s asked and he’s pretty confident in his chai-making skills. Dialling it back a little, the ...

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PVR-Sathyam deal: Your popcorn is safe, but there’s more in store!

PVR-Sathyam deal: Your popcorn is safe, but there's more in store!

Take a deep breath. Your popcorn is safe. When Chennai-based Sathyam Cinemas announced a tie-up with PVR, India’s largest theatre chain with a cash and stock deal valued at over ₹ 850 crore, a surprising number of reactions revolved around it’s popcorn and unique ‘do-it-yourself’ seasoning. Followed closely by paeans ...

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On the curry trail in Mannady

On the curry trail in Mannady

Krishin Somasekhar weaves in and out of the bustling bylanes just off Park station, his feet following his memories. He confidently walks past kebab shops and bakeries without a second glance. Having spent years exploring the slew of eateries stacked in the narrow lanes of Mannady, the food blogger knows ...

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The rough guide to going vegan

The rough guide to going vegan

Maybe you’ve never really liked the taste of meat or are lactose intolerant. Or perhaps, it is one of the numerous videos that highlight the horrors of factory farming. Whatever your reasons are for going vegan, you’re now wondering how you’re actually going to do it right. Here’s how to. ...

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PVR-Sathyam deal: Your popcorn is safe, but there’s more in store!

PVR-Sathyam deal: Your popcorn is safe, but there's more in store!

Take a deep breath. Your popcorn is safe. When Chennai-based Sathyam Cinemas announced a tie-up with PVR, India’s largest theatre chain with a cash and stock deal valued at over ₹ 850 crore, a surprising number of reactions revolved around it’s popcorn and unique ‘do-it-yourself’ seasoning. Followed closely by paeans ...

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Laddoos that are anything but sweet

Laddoos that are anything but sweet

Nostalgia, I think, is a khomcha. When we were kids, a man carrying that small basket with a stand meant good news – for he brought with him delicious snacks. Many carried gol gappas in the baskets, a few came with crispy and fluffy papads – and then there were ...

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