I have yet to come across a person – man, woman or child in India who does not like the mango. I consider it THE ‘magic fruit’ because it works like magic on the tongue, on the taste buds, on yo....

One of the nicest things about living in a tropical country like India, is the wide variety of seasonal fruits that come into the market month after month. I love my occassional visit to the wholesal....

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Saptapadi is a milestone in the history of Bengali cinema, and also, in Indian cinema in a manner of speaking because it holds up to the world how the screen chemistry in a star couple can set the scr....

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The summer vacations are here and homes all over are bustling with plans to spend the holidays – a getaway at this time of the year is inevitable, whether it is a day's drive out into the countrysid....

Packing a Punch

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Can adjectives like delicious, delectable or appetizing define foods pertaining to religious fasts? Does the term “mouth-watering fasting food” make any sense or does it stand out like an oxymoron....

Ever heard of fish being used to cure infertility? Or sending a pair of fish in a marriage trousseau for good luck? Or for that matter, utilizing fish as a medium to ward off evil spirits? Welcome to ....

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