A Guided Tour of Jama Masjid’s Ramzaan Gastronomy

A Guided Tour of Jama Masjid’s Ramzaan Gastronomy

There was a danger that Kallan sweets would run out of the keema samosa and paneer jalebis even before the iftar festivities began. The sweet shop that lies on Urdu Bazar Road, in front of Gate Number 1 of the Jama Masjid, Delhi’s premier mosque, provides many of the...
Jamaica Ya Man! Travels to The Land of Bob Marley

Jamaica Ya Man! Travels to The Land of Bob Marley

Negril, with the longest, continuous stretch of white sand beach in Jamaica, is where the ganja cookie crumbles at a laid-back pace. My husband and I flew into Jamaica’s Montego Bay airport and drove to Negril, about two hours away. Adult-only hotels are tucked into...
Raid, A Movie That Tells A Lot

Raid, A Movie That Tells A Lot

Among the must-sees of the season is the movie Raid, a film inspired by real life income tax raids in the 1980s. Officers of the Indian Revenue Service share, in great detail, the manner in which a raid is actually conducted by an Income Tax department. It makes for a...
Thailand Plays Holi with Talcum Powder

Thailand Plays Holi with Talcum Powder

Every year in April Thailand erupts into a street party that lasts nearly a week. Songkran is officially observed between 13th and 15th of April as a three day national holiday. It is marked with smearing of colorful or white talcum powder on everyone you meet, and...
After Twenty Years I Was In India For Holi And I Wished I Was Back In The Bay

After Twenty Years I Was In India For Holi And I Wished I Was Back In The Bay

Time traveling back to the water balloon exploding streets of childhood: Every Holi I would turn into a general, training my own army in water balloon strategy. Every spring my sons and their friends would be taken to a different local Holi celebration in the Bay Area...