Category: Talk

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Spice it up with ‘harepyaaz ki lehsuni khichdi’ (spring onion & garlic khichdi)

In conversation with Urban Khichdi, a new food venture in Ahmedabad, that promises to satisfy your khichdi cravings. Khichdi, after all, is the hug in a bowl.

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‘Curiosity is the key to success’

“I decided to become a chef when I was 10 years old and I never changed my mind. Never ever. I remember telling my father that I want to become a cook.”

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Finding Therapy in Pots and Pans

Kamini Patel, Kitchen Therapy, #fromthecornertable, #kitchentherapy

I was all of 18 when I marked the first international trip of my life. It was with the elder sister Raka, and we flew to Bangkok where she was pursuing a Masters’ degree. We stayed in her boarding room, part of a two-room unit with a shared bathroom and kitchenette. My first memory of …

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Capturing Food in Art Frames

One of my biggest concerns when the blog was taking off five months ago was photographs. I could manage the touristy/birthday photos with my little camera. But I needed better. While I was struggling with these issues and hoping I could get the blog rolling on time, someone told me that an “awesome” photographer was about …

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Tea Time Tête-à-tête

This is the tale of the princess who turned her passion and love for the little packet into a lucrative business.
This is the tale of Snigdha Manchanda, corporate slave-turned-tea sommelier and teapreneur, who is among the handful of people working to guide a nation of chai lovers towards understanding their teas better.

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50 Countries and Counting

from the corner table , #fromthecornertable

“Wait! What? Fifty countries at 33 and he has managed that while he works? Are you kidding me! How? Is travelling his job? Can he get me a job like his? Which places has he travelled to? How does he decide on his travel destinations? Where is he off to next?”

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Painting Stories in a New Language

In a span of 4 years and a few months, Bansari, a Gujarati, moved to Kathmandu with her husband, learned Nepali, started writing poetry in the newly learned language, wrote and performed a play in this new language and is now teaching theatre!

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From Boardroom to Books

“Time for a chat to know how your brain works buddy; and some courage to be shared with those looking to step off the trodden path,” I told Dipankar when I decided to share a bit of his life and experience.

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The Inspiration Next Door

The Inspiration next door #fromthecornertable

I even wondered if there is a criterion for ‘inspiring people’. Was it only the rich, famous, powerful or super intelligent who were inspirational?