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Contemporary Romance With Simi K. Rao

Contemporary Romance With Simi K. Rao

A little while ago, I was craving to read  a “good” romance novel, something interesting and different. Looking through my Kindle, I chanced upon Inconvenient Relations, a contemporary romance with a fun twist on arranged marriage. Since it was my first book by the...
A Memoir That Works

A Memoir That Works

Kalpana Mohan’s memoir about her father in his last days – Daddykins: A Memoir of my Father and I worked its way into my mind slowly. A vague restlessness with the seemingly slow pace of the book initially gave way to a quiet feeling of empathy and deep...
New Zealand Beckons: Milford Sound

New Zealand Beckons: Milford Sound

      According to Maori legend, Lake Wakatipu was formed when the body of a sleeping giant was burnt by a Maori warrior, who wanted to ensure that the giant could never kidnap his beautiful daughter again. The fire caused the ice and snow on the surrounding mountains...
The Good Times Roll In Mashobra!

The Good Times Roll In Mashobra!

I first went to Mashobra in 2010 when my parents bought a summer home there. This idyllic little locale about 10 kilometres north east of Shimla, is the perfect embodiment of untouched natural beauty. Somewhere between a village and a small town, it’s somewhat like a...
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...
Kolkata Chicken Biryani

Kolkata Chicken Biryani

  Taste of Eastern India by Kankana Saxena, food blogger and photographer. Biryani is a labor of love. It needs time and attention, which is why I consider it a weekend meal. When you finally open the tight lid and the aroma releases, you will find it worth all...