Allopathy or Ayurveda or ??

Just before we left Gurgaon for Chennai, Krishnan had a severe stomach infection. Whatever he would eat, he would throw up and he was in really bad pain. When we consulted our GP Dr. Nehal Vora, she prescribed some medicines and then when the situation didn’t get better, she asked us to get an ultrasound done … Read more

Leftover Makeover

While makeovers are popular with faces and human bodies, left over food also gets a makeover many times. Krishnan always remembered one such food item from his college days – “vadakari”. Vadakari used to be available in hotels in the mornings and it was made with the leftover masala vada from the previous day and … Read more

Boghi, Thai Pongal, Kanu Pidi, Kaanum Pongal … four days of harvesting!

In many places across India, Jan 13th to Jan 16th is celebrated by different names, as “harvest” festivals. On Jan 13th, TamilNadu celebrates it as Boghi Pandigai and Punjab celebrated it as Lohri. The concept is similar – we build a bonfire of old stuff and symbolically let go of old hurts, bad behaviour and … Read more

Deepavali “Marundu”

Every Diwali many people in TamilNadu make the Deepavali “Marundu”. Marundu in Tamil means medicine. This is made during Diwali and eaten right in the morning before eating anything else as it helps in digestion and has several medicinal herbs that help ward off many diseases. If we pay close attention to our traditional festival … Read more