Our Holi lunch of Banaras

Festivals in India are closely linked with food especially in UP households where there is different menu for each festival. Even though Punjabis, since we lived in Banaras our food habits have been influenced by UP-Bihar traditions and some from the home rituals followed by my Grandmother. Holi as a festival transcends between summer and... Continue Reading →

Taste of Banaras – Banarasi Thali

Banarasi khana is unique in its taste - very different from its Western UP counterpart or even Punjabi cuisine. Banarasi cuisine over centuries has created its own taste with influence from Bihar and Bengal, even taken inspiration from Muslim rulers and inhabitants. In Banaras, one even finds an Italian pizzeria, a Japanese restaurant or a... Continue Reading →

Train travel is no longer fun

India is a land of billion people - and this is experienced best at airports, railway airports and metro stations as well as bus stops. Couple of weeks ago, I had a chance to travel by Indian Railways for work - it had been a while since I travelled by trains. And while I spent... Continue Reading →

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