Category: Wanderings

Kolhapur

Kolhapur

Too many alleys leading up to too many Maha Dwaars Too many gods in one temple Which one am I looking for? Every year, a new rickshaw-walla driving an unusually high and unusually noisy auto-rickshaw drops me to a new door. I forget the landmarks I had tried to remember the last time. Climbing down […]

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Saffron and Cardamom Lemonade

Saffron and Cardamom Lemonade

On Ranade Road in Dadar, there once sat a man who sold lemonade. Limbu Sarbat, actually—the Maharashtrian version of lemonade. On a crowded corner of a busy street, he would sit on a stool too small in proportion to his, well, vital statistics; a dirty brown Milton heat proof jug perched on another stool in […]

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Pineapple sukkem (Goan-style Pineapple Curry)

Pineapple sukkem (Goan-style Pineapple Curry)

Last year, on our annual trip to Goa, we ate at Mum’s Kitchen. This quiet little place located in a quiet little residential area near Miramar beach, serves what I like to call non-hippie-Goan food. By that, I mean that they don’t do grilled fish with white sauces and fries. The people who run the […]

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How sugarcane jaggery is made

I have always been incredibly fond of jaggery. One of my earliest memories is of sitting with my friend Madhura on the stairs of the CIDCO building we lived in, sandwiching the gooey jaggery between slit peanuts. I’m sure we made for a royal messy picture, but the thrill of the jaggery was worth anything. […]

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Discovery

As on any other day, she got up at the sound of her phone’s shriek alarm. 6:45. But unlike other days, instead of jumping out of bed, examining her window for new flowers, loading the washing machine, and packing lunch for herself and the husband, she decided to sleep in for an extra few minutes. […]

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Kolhapur: A goddess, a namesake, and a city

Kolhapur: A goddess, a namesake, and a city

Last weekend, MK and I took a whirlwind trip to Kolhapur and back—this historic city seems to grow on us every year. There’s not much to say about it except for the fact that we went, we prayed, we saw, we ate, and we slept. And how. That’s how: Mahalaxmi Temple, Kolhapur Temple art, Mahalaxmi, […]

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