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Fun Activities To Do With The Whole Family

Fun Activities To Do With The Whole Family

  We can bicker about the Bay Area’s changing landscape all day long, but we all agree that our swath of California has so much to offer. From inspiring natural scenery and classic institutions to new traditions and only-in-S.F. events, the Bay Area has...
The Poetry in Burmese Cuisine

The Poetry in Burmese Cuisine

My grandmother loved to reminisce about her life in Palakkad, Kerala. She would talk about many local characters: some bums, some quirky and a few fascinating outliers. When we moved to Coimbatore, we got to meet one such outlier, Mani Kuttan. He was dressed “tip- top...
Another Vegetarian Thanksgiving

Another Vegetarian Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving always fills me with mixed feelings. Coming from India, I am generally eager to celebrate every holiday in the United States. Thanksgiving is a secular holiday, so there is no deity to focus on and no obligation to buy gifts. All around the world, people...
The Turmeric Is Gone

The Turmeric Is Gone

Air India flight 101 touches down at 6:07 am. She enters your Queens apartment and rushes into the 10 x 1 ½ foot kitchen, still wearing her sneakers. In search for something specific, she rummages through your pre-war, knob-less wooden kitchen cabinets. Finally, she...