Health & Wellness

Easy Wintertime Afternoon Snacks

Easy Wintertime Afternoon Snacks

This article was first published on January 11th 2017. When we lived in Coimbatore my mom and our neighbor, who was at least twenty years younger than her, became the best of friends. Many an evening, as I walked home from school, I would see mom and her bestie...
Yoga and Depression

Yoga and Depression

An essay first published in April 2017. My dad’s yoga practice was as dependable as mangoes in Chennai’s summer and Carnatic music concerts in December. I don’t think he missed a single day of sirasasana and sarvangasana—perfectly aligned head and shoulder stands,...
Vegan Desserts Aplenty

Vegan Desserts Aplenty

The tradition of making New Year’s resolutions started some 4000 years ago in Babylonia, and the new year is always considered a good time for a new start. This year, let us resolve to cook more, and to share food with our loved ones. Why does cooking at home and...
The Yakshi of Lanka Enthralls

The Yakshi of Lanka Enthralls

The shared histories of India and the isle of Sri Lanka intertwine in the most unexpected and fascinating way. Nearly 2, 000 miles north of Sri Lanka, the first stone structure built in India featured a lady from Lanka, a yakshi that swung from the gate found on the...
Holiday Cooking and Entertaining!

Holiday Cooking and Entertaining!

Christmas cake, persimmon cake, gluten-free desserts and the correct wine to be served with Indian food to get you through busy party times! Craving Indian-style fruit cake over Christmas? Or, are you looking for recipes to use the persimmons overflowing on grocery...
A Cookbook for Healthy Living – Deepa’s Secrets

A Cookbook for Healthy Living – Deepa’s Secrets

We live in an era where mass media is utilized for Mass Interpersonal Persuasion. As early as 1938, Orson Welles caused nationwide panic with his realistic over-the-radio rendition of a Martian invasion of Earth when he narrated War of the Worlds by H.G.Wells....