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Indian cookies and tea-kadai stories : A vanishing trend

India is one of the largest consumers of cookies in the world. Not surprising, as Indian cookies are a class apart — what with added spices and the indigenous ingredients that go into baking them to perfection. The country is also the second-largest producer of tea in the Asia-Pacific region, after China. While, among the …

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A complete guide to visiting Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga and Mamleshwar

Visiting Omkareshwar in Madhya Pradesh and paying obeisance to the revered Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga has been on my travel list. Not a recent addition but for long. I have been visiting and ticking the Jyotirlingas in India one by one since childhood. Some of these visits were planned, while others just happened due to divine intervention. …

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A Delicious Collection of 20 Authentic Traditional Indian Sweets and Desserts

Authentic traditional Indian sweets and desserts make Indian festivals brim with happiness and celebrations. Doesn’t matter how much ever we shop for a festival, decorate our homes, invite family and friends, it is ultimately food that adds festivity to these Indian festivals! Don’t you think so? Precisely for this reason, a handful of blogger friends …

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A pilgrimage to Pillayarpatti temple : The abode of Karpaga Vinayagar

‘Pillayarpatti kovil ku eppadi poganum‘ is all that was needed to be asked in Tamizh, to be promptly shown directions to the Pillayarpatti Karpaga Vinayagar Temple, situated in the Sivagangai district of Tamil Nadu. Are you wondering, what did we ask in Tamizh? Well, nothing but for the directions to Pillayarpatti temple. No other details …

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A bohemian Hyderabad itinerary with off-beat things to do in the twin cities

I convinced myself that a detailed Hyderabad itinerary with a list of places and off-beat things to do in this Indian city of Hyderabad, also encompassing the places to visit in Secunderabad, needs to be blogged. Because these cosmopolitan twin cities – Hyderabad and Secunderabad, together known as the ‘City of Pearls’ is more than …

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Jammu Mahotsav – A paean to the rich culture, heritage and art of Jammu region

One day, by chance, I was reading an article on Dogra culture and Dogra history, and coincidentally, an invite popped in my mailbox to attend the Jammu Mahotsav 2019. And, I wondered what witnessing this off-beat event would be like. Although I was interested in exploring the Dogra culture and its rich history in the …