Pour out a glass of ‘thandai’ and pull up that plate of ‘shakarparas’, Holi is not just about colour, it is also about the kind of food that puts you in the mood for a celebration! I grew up in the coastal state of Goa, where we lived in government staff quarters in a multi-cultural community. Festivals from every part of the country, from Diwali to Ganesh Chaturti to Onam were celebrated with equal aplomb. But Holi, now Holi was special! The lure of colours, walking the colony lanes with coloured powder in our hands, siphoning water from the...Read More
When you move to a new country there is a lot of getting used to, besides a new culture or language… the food! My first two years in Switzerland were the exploratory food phase. I’m not a fussy eater, I’m a foodie and I love to delve into something new from every culture. And so I tried every Swiss dish there was and enjoyed it. Moved onto other European plates… enjoyed it too. Soon the honeymoon phase with European food, was over when I started singing the expat blues. I wanted my South Indian food fix ever so often! But, I...Read More
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During the British Rule, United Provinces was created on 01 April 1937 (and, no it wasn’t an April fool’s joke). Thirteen years later it was renamed as Uttar Pradesh (northern province). In 2000, the northern districts of the state were separated to form a new state of Uttarakhand.
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