Eating Out ~ Barsho Baran, East Bengal food, Aish – The Park

New year is being celebrated around the country. The Indian (or Hindu calendar) ones. Ugadi (Telugu New Year), Gudi Padwa (Maharashtrian) comes first and is followed by Vishu (Kerala), Baisakhi (Punjab), Poila Baisakh (Bengal), Rongali Bihu (Assam) to name just a few. The country is diverse and so are its people, yet it is comforting to…

Eating Out – The Grill, Poolside BBQ at Taj Vivanta

Last week, I found myself wading painfully for a full 95 minutes through mind numbing traffic, all the way through the IT hub of Hyderabad till Begumpet for dinner. I confess that several times during the drive I wondered why I was even making the trip and considered turning back. I realised that even if…

Pear and Ginger Cake

A few years ago, a blogger friend Finla posted a picture of a beautiful pear cake. I asked for the recipe and meant to make it soon. It has taken me almost 2 years. Every time I would buy pears, I’d imagine that beautiful cake, then life would take over and they would languish in…