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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...
Spring Salads

Spring Salads

In many parts of California, the spring days can be warm and invigorating, but evenings can be chilly. After winter’s heavier menu, a spring diet should be light but substantial, and moist with the green produce, now growing in abundance. Spring is the season for...
The Man Who Moved a Mountain: An Inspiring Story Like None Other

The Man Who Moved a Mountain: An Inspiring Story Like None Other

A man moved a mountain – how is that even possible? I flipped the pages of Nancy Churnin’s children’s book, Manjhi Moves a Mountain with a sense of disbelief. Disbelief soon turned to awe as I learnt about Manjhi and his mountain. Dashrath Manjhi, a...
Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day! Ride a bike! Plant a Tree! Honor an environmental activist! Vandana Shiva, Ph.D., an activist and thought leader on the social and environmental impacts of industrial-scale agriculture and globalization, headlined Virginia Commonwealth University’s...
Was your childhood name Chikoo?

Was your childhood name Chikoo?

In truth there is absolutely no need to make sorbet out of sapotes. A sapote is perfectly sorbet-like if you just chop it up and stick it in the freezer and then eat it, ideally with your hands and straight out of the serving dish, a few hours later. Blending,...
Amrita Pritam: She Writes on The Grooves of My Soul

Amrita Pritam: She Writes on The Grooves of My Soul

This article was first published in December 2016 and is being re-published in honor of National Poetry Month. Of late, I have physically embraced the cloak of solitude. Reprimanded often as a dreamer in kindergarten by teachers, now having escaped their vigil I have...