Health & Wellness

Saying it with Thanks – New Thanksgiving Recipes

Saying it with Thanks – New Thanksgiving Recipes

In early September, I joined my husband as he went back to his village in Palakkad, Kerala, after a ten year hiatus. He had grown up in Palakkad in a large joint family with his grandmother, mother, brother and sisters along with several uncles, aunts and cousins,...
Feel Panic With Natural Disasters

Feel Panic With Natural Disasters

Q. The recent hurricanes, floods, droughts and earthquakes have been quite disturbing for me to witness and learn about. I find myself feeling afraid, confused and pretty despondent when I see such large scale calamities. I am grateful that I am safe and my family...
An Invisible Storm: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

An Invisible Storm: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

The swish of a pink, wet tongue on my face, “Wake up mommy, it’s all okay,”—I had fainted and I woke up lying on the rug with my furry friend licking my face. I put out my arms to embrace him. He knew that I would soon be on the couch, patiently waiting for the sun to...
In the Festival Season: Kesar Peda Modak and Gulkand Coconut Ladoo

In the Festival Season: Kesar Peda Modak and Gulkand Coconut Ladoo

This year’s Ganesh Chaturthi was very special for many reasons. It was special because it was the first one we celebrated after our wedding, hereby beginning a tradition we intend to carry on for years to come. We also made our own idol for the occasion and most...
Accessing Different Sides Of My Personality

Accessing Different Sides Of My Personality

Q. People see me as a balanced, kind of mellow, non-reactive, reasonable and sensitive guy. This is all true in a way. I tend to not stand out and am not that assertive. I am starting to feel frustrated in being that kind of a person. I feel ordinary, repressed and at...
Gifts From Nature

Gifts From Nature

Indian Superfoods. By Rujuta Diwekar. Published by Westland Ltd. Paperback, 174 pages. You have probably read about superfoods that will boost your health. Blueberries, kale, almonds, broccoli, sweet potato, goji berries, and many more are roundly praised. While these...