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Recipes for Redemption or a Teacher's Survival Manual
Vacations for the first seven or eight years of my life primarily meant visiting my grandparents in Calcutta. My father was in the coal industry and for us the summer holidays, the short Puja break and Christmas was synonymous with Calcutta and good food (otherwise unobtainable in the wilderness of Jharkhand). I would wake up … Continue reading “The Proof is in the Pudding”
A: Gadhe aam nahi khate hai. B: Gadhe hi aam nahi khate hai! A favourite person quoted these lines from a story she had read while talking of her love for mangoes. Fortunately this conversation happened on phone or she would have discerned the fakeness in my laughter or the embarrassment written all over my … Continue reading “Mangoes, Memories and Mamar Bari.”
The seeds of love for bottle gourd were planted in me pretty early in life. At the risk of being disowned, let me confess that I love lau for its own sake and not because it usually comes with shrimps in the Bengali favourite lau chingri. The niramish (vegetarian) version with coriander leaves and bori … Continue reading “The ‘Lau’ Story”
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