“Naghza Tarin Mewa Hindustan”

This is how Amir Khusrau described the ‘fairest fruit of Hindustan’. And whilst the Persian poet was able to define the mango, Friar Jordanus in the early 14th century wrote that, “This fruit is so sweet and delicious that it is impossible to express it in words.”

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4:00 PM at Gurgaon
She’s got a sparkle!

“All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” —Abraham Lincoln

I’ve had good days and bad – there have been days that never seem to end, and others that fly by in a whiff. Friends and family have said I’ve forgotten them, or worse, am avoiding them!

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11:00 AM at Gurgaon
Chirping Cricket, Night and Day!

Racing through homework, hoping it would all be done by 4 p.m., and then gulping that glass of milk…the green signal to an hour or maybe more with the gang, before it became too dim to look for the ball under the bushes, or miss a catch that would decide if I was on the winning side!

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1:45 PM at Gurgaon
In one drop of water, are found all the secrets of all the oceans.

Kahlil Gibran succinctly describes the sea and its mysteries in this single sentence.  A species that lives to eat, we humans have relied on seafood for sustenance for many centuries - with evidence of the earliest fish hooks dating back approximately 35,000 years!

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10:00 PM at Gurgaon
The Moveable Feast

Days are stringed instruments and every one strikes a different note.
– Kenneth Alfred Evelyn Alexander

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12:35 PM at Gurgaon
Greetings on a Platter!

Oftentimes, I’ll catch up with an old friend and invariably we’ll plan the get together around a festival – India has so many occasions to celebrate and so, this year we’ve decided that since equality is the new go-to, we’ll meet on Vishu.

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10:00 PM at Gurgaon
Reaping the Rewards of Abstinence

In today’s fast-moving world, as we have done to most things, we’ve also adapted tradition and customs when it comes to fasting. Fasting is the act of willingly abstaining from the consumption of food and fluids, for a period of time.

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9:00 PM at Gurgaon
Avartana - Redefining Southern Indian cuisine

South India is a mosaic of regional diversity and cultural ethnicities. Though diverse, its identity is articulated through its cuisine – a distinct and singular representation of the region’s bounty of spices and peppers

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3:00 PM at Gurgaon
Aapnu Gujarat

It has taken me some time to reconcile that the state of Gujarat is all about vegetarianism. Vegetarianism has had wide prevalence over centuries across the state.

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4:00 PM at Gurgaon
Holi hai!

Spring is around the corner…and to herald the change of season, India celebrates Holi – the festival of colours. With its deep-rooted significance to Hindu mythology, this festival has different legends associated it with it.

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3:00 PM at Gurgaon
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