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Diwali Delights – Baklava

Diwali Delights – Baklava

Baklava is one of my most favourite desserts in the whole wide world. No, really. It has the best of all things good. It is sugary, but with the right balance of sweetness. It is stuffed with dried fruits and what not, and is very, […]

Diwali Party Essentials

Diwali Party Essentials

Shankarpali with an African Twist The festival of lights aka Diwali, is soon going to shine on us, and bring in all the happy brightness and prosperity (fingers crossed!). And it’s only fair that we look pretty, bring on our A game, and be the […]

Bengali Fish and Chips

Bengali Fish and Chips

This one is right from the heart. Take any Bengali from across the globe and the one thing we are most excited about is Durga Pujo. It doesn’t matter if it is not celebrated in the part of the world we live in, but, we […]

Firangi Festive Twist

Firangi Festive Twist

The festive season is upon us! YAY! I love festivals. Regardless of what the festival is, I am always excited. Yes, yes, news flash, I love all things festive, even though for most of the non-festive times through the year, I roam around with a […]

Holy Holi – Delightful and healthy Gujiyas

Holy Holi – Delightful and healthy Gujiyas

To be honest, I had something else in mind when I thought I’d write a post for Holi. But, my mom-in-law came up with an ever-so-delicious recipe that I just couldn’t look beyond. This post does warrant a bit of background, and I shall give […]

Nog Nog

Nog Nog

The Christmas festivities along with the awesome weather, also brought along a runny nose and a sore throat. Yep, Santa came laden with gifts but there was not much he could do to cure a common cold. So, guess who played the angel with the […]

Winged Wonder

Winged Wonder

There’s a nip in the air, the melodies voice of Frank Sinatra is soon going to fill this season with Christmas Carols, and I am going to get a lot of presents! Oh yeah! I’m talking Christmas baby! Speaking of which, the best part about […]

Traditional Twists

Traditional Twists

This time of the year is the best ever. Growing up, all year, apart from my birthday, the one thing that I looked forward to was, the festive season, all the way from September through to December. Yes, while growing up, we were punched in […]