“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, it … Continue reading Lockdown Diaries: What Has The Pandemic Taught Us?
“Framed”: A Stepping Stone To Body Positivity
“Love yourself. Forgive yourself. Be true to yourself. How you treat yourself sets the standard for how others will treat you.” ― Steve Maraboli, I met Elizabeth George at an event organised by a common friend. She introduced herself to me and once we got talking, she told me she does portrait shoots for women at … Continue reading “Framed”: A Stepping Stone To Body Positivity
The Welcome Wind Of Change For Punjabi Cuisine
It started some time back when the home-chefs started making a wave with their regional cuisines, highlighting and bringing to the forefront the 'realness' of their food backed with tales from their grandmother's and mother's kitchens. No one would've thought that these home-chefs would one day make a headway into the commercial kitchens of luxury … Continue reading The Welcome Wind Of Change For Punjabi Cuisine
From Solitary Meals To Vacations – A Step Towards Positive Mental Health
So now that I've begun enjoying solitary meals, it was time to take the next step - solo vacation. Now this has been something that I've been hesitant about since a long time. It's probably because vacations, in our conventional sense, has always been a group event. Even I've always travelled in groups of friends … Continue reading From Solitary Meals To Vacations – A Step Towards Positive Mental Health
What Is Delectable Punjab?
What started as an unconscious self discovery and going back to my roots, is today a full blown project by the name of Delectable Punjab. A short Instagram series under which I showcase the vegetarian cuisine of the state, along with stories and fables that we've grown up listening to. Sounds pretty straight forward, doesn't … Continue reading What Is Delectable Punjab?
ITC’s Motichoor Mixing – a Luxurious Take on Grand Old Indian Festivities
On Saturday, October 27, I was invited by ITC Maratha in Mumbai for a very unique ceremony of "motichoor mixing". The concept intrigued me, as it had never been heard of before and I wondered what awaited me at the hotel. Since the moment I had received the invitation, I kept wondering what would make … Continue reading ITC’s Motichoor Mixing – a Luxurious Take on Grand Old Indian Festivities
“Signore, Una Pizza Per Favore” : An Ode To Pizza
An ode to pizza, a dish that never leaves you through the great joys and greater heartbreaks. For the better part of my childhood, spent in the Dehradun of the ‘90s, I thought pizza was something only my mother knew how to make! This was back when I was oblivious to the multinational chains, … Continue reading “Signore, Una Pizza Per Favore” : An Ode To Pizza
Of Friends Who Opened The Gates To Gujarati Cuisine
I went to a school in suburbs where every second person was Gujarati and it was very normal that when I'd visit a friend's place that their grandparents would assume I am a Gujarati too and would automatically start speaking to me in the language, only to be subtly told by their grandchildren that I … Continue reading Of Friends Who Opened The Gates To Gujarati Cuisine