Friday evenings for me were the epitome of glee, with of course the weekend to always look forward to. Although I was working in an advertising company, I was not really living an “agency life”. This meant that unlike my creative colleagues I, an HR trainee, got to leave at the usual office closing time. Continue Reading
A perennial plant of the ginger family, turmeric is fast rising as the next food trend around the world. After ghee, homemade yoghurt and coconut oil, it is the latest health food to originate from India (We are getting to the point where we may well call ourselves trend-setters!) Continue Reading
“Monday comes slowly I feel a bit out of touch…”
And so begins the track by Parekh & Singh, presumably echoing how most of us feel!
This Kolkata based dream pop duo is made up of multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Nischay Parekh and percussionist/producer Jivraj Singh . They recently went international and signed with the mammoth U.K. indie label Peace Frog Records, and this track ‘ I love you baby, I love doll’ is their shiny new release!!
As we pay tribute to our freedom fighters and look back at the midnight hour when India woke up to freedom, we remember the day as deliverance from the British Raj. However, the British have given India other reasons to remember them, one of them being India’s vast tea empire. In order to quench their thirst for tea, The British popularised the cultivation of tea in India, to an extent where today India is the largest producer of tea, after China. Continue Reading
Figuratively speaking, if Tea were a person I would definitely put it in the youth category. As I am sipping my masala chai this morning on International Youth Day, I can’t stop myself from drawing similarities between the traits of the youth and tea. The youth is universally defined by the United Nations as persons falling in the age group 15-24 years and in my opinion tea portrays some of the characteristics similar to the younger generation. Continue Reading
Plan a trip to Kerala this time not to soak in its beaches but to be devoured by sights of lush green tea plantations rolling down the hills of Munnar. This picturesque hill station located in the Idukki district of Kerala offers an expanse of plantations, waterfalls, lakes, valleys and exotic flora and fauna. Also known as the Kashmir of South India, Munnar served as a summer retreat for the erstwhile British rulers. Continue Reading
Sweet, soothing, spicy, and a little bit exotic… that sums up this beautiful ingredient in a few words.
Cinnamon is a fragrant spice, which comes from the inner bark of a tropical tree. Once dried, it curls into quills that are used to add a warm, distinctive flavor and aroma to a variety of dishes, be it savory or sweet, and of course, tea!
A versatile and much loved ingredient, cinnamon is widely used in mixed spices in dishes originating from Asia, Middle East and North Africa.