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Changing chivdas: How communities have their own version of the homemade snack

29/07/2016 Leave a comment

If you belong to the Kannadi, Maharashtrian or Gujarati community, or have had the opportunity to get to know people from them closely, we bet you’ve heard of chivda. Whether as an accompaniment to their evening cup of tea or as a crunchy snack to bring along on long journeys – chivda is relished by … Continue reading Changing chivdas: How communities have their own version of the homemade snack


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The Hills Are Alive

22/06/2016 Leave a comment

Landour was once called the ‘Little America of the Hills’. This small hill station in Uttarakhand, dotted with winding paths, pine trees and colourful birds, became a summer retreat for the British in the 1820s. This place at an altitude 7,500 ft. above sea level is uniquely cosmopolitan and, located in north India, has been home to … Continue reading The Hills Are Alive


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The Real Food Diary: India’s people and India’s papad

24/05/2016 Leave a comment

While exploring the colourful past of papads and the role they played in Indian history, Vikram Doctor spoke to author Saaz Aggarwal who in her book Sindh- Stories from a vanished homeland talks about how after partition, the Sindhi community found purpose in preparing papads.  After the separation of India and Pakistan, thousands of families felt … Continue reading The Real Food Diary: India’s people and India’s papad


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