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The Vegetable Rice Chef

April 9, 2017

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Himesh is fussy about the order in which ingredients should be put into vegetable rice. Butter, followed by equal amount of mustard oil, cumin seeds, chopped chillies and onions, crushed ginger and garlic, minced mint and coriander leaves, a handful of shelled peas and diced tomatoes, soaked rice and the jazz. It is a weekly […]

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Three Tamarind Trees -Part II

March 1, 2016

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*The beginning It was half past six in the morning as I trod the bridge over the moat to the looming entrance. My heart matched the pitter-patter of my hastening steps. Unlike the stolid façade I had come upon in my midday visits, the fort stood brooding in the soft morning light. A group of […]

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Three Tamarind Trees -Part I

February 24, 2016

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I swear I will tell you each word of the story as he had whispered in my ears. I first met him at Sadar Bazar in Agra. I had just purchased a paperback called Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha and was sipping a cup of tea at a footpath stall. There was little of note […]

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Protected: Wind in the Ruins

February 7, 2016

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Protected: Life of a Hollow

January 31, 2016

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Protected: High Tide Rising

January 17, 2016

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Protected: Moonwalks with Coquettes

January 8, 2016

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Protected: The Wine Red Kiss

January 4, 2016

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Protected: The Wild Thing in Us

December 15, 2015

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Protected: Come Away with Me

October 23, 2015

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Protected: Ayesha’s Face

June 29, 2015

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Protected: The Spanish Witch

May 11, 2015

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