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November 13th, 2012

Coffee and butterscotch bracelets, anyone ?

Gotta love India.

Gotta love Diwali.

Gold price too high ? Too expensive to give jewellery this Diwali ?

Not a problem ! Buy chocolate jewellery instead – and why ever not ?

Coffee and butterscotch bracelets…rose-flavoured earrings…mint neckpieces…it all sounds too delicious for speech.


Diwali Mubarak !

August 4th, 2012

Read (and then eat) at your peril

This is one of these vaguely stomach-churning articles that could put one off eating out in India for ever…especially at a dhaba, or roadside caff.

Indians always love to say that you get the best food at a dhaba. Hmmm…yes, you do get good food, for sure, at a dhaba, but not necessarily the cleanest.



May 25th, 2012

“Only the place for the common man”

Reading this piece in yesterday’s papers took me back.

Back to summer 2009, when rumours were rife that the Indian Coffee House was to be closed. Determined not to miss out on this bit of Delhi nostalgia, a girlfriend and I braved the heat and drizzle of Delhi in August to go and sit outdoors and have a coffee on what was – if I remember correctly – supposed to be one of the last, if not The last, day of this august institution.

The coffee was, I remember, pretty ropey.

I had a cold coffee, so […]

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May 12th, 2012

Kerala cooking tips from the experts

This is exciting.

I have done a guest post for India Travel Blog, and they are posting this recipe here as a quid pro quo. As a lover of almost all food from south India, I can think of no better recipe to kick off what I hope will be a regular feature.

South Indian Food

India can be a culinary adventure for the variety of foods that it offers. The preparation and ingredients are quite dissimilar between the north and the south making the country an absolute delight to for exploring different tastes. Indians are famous for using […]

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