Wine vinegars of India

Jamun fruit India

Wine unless stabilized by suitable additives quickly commences to turn into vinegar. The regional cuisines and traditional medicine of India has long used the comparatively easier-to-make vinegars from fruit, plants and even fish! While the Indian

11 September, 2008 | Views: 15491

Himalayan Trek - Govind Ghat to Ghangharia

Trek route - Govind Ghat to Ghangharia

Even with help from a sturdy walking stick getting a foothold is a challenge at these heights. With ponies jostling up and down the narrow, dung-splattered track, and the ponies’ keepers warning us of the approaching animals doesn’t make

09 September, 2008 | Views: 21038

An interview with Yoga guru BKS Iyengar

They had lots of money those days so they knew only wine and women and wealth. So, how to transform them? It was not so easy. So, I used to tell them in their own language, ‘If you want to enjoy, enjoy. But have the power to enjoy! You have no

09 September, 2008 | Views: 9044

Thank you, Bad luck

laughter therapy

This Sunday brought my family a super dose of bad luck, so to say, if you look at the sequence of events… The result though is priceless mirth. Thank you.

03 September, 2008 | Views: 7534

Ayurveda by Ashok Majumdar

Ayurveda understands the teamwork of body and mind to achieve optimal health and happiness. Ayurvedic healing is built upon the concept of tridosha, the three bioregulatory principles that sustain the human body: vata, pitta and kapha. Vata, pitta

03 September, 2008 | Views: 4498

Visiting Dwarkadheesh

Road from Jamnagar oil refinery to Dwarka

The air smells of salt and incense. Chants of Om Namo Bhagwate Vasudevaay, Om Namah Shivaay and the Hare Krishna Mahamantra sound through the backdrop of bathers, shoppers and the colourful bazaar. These chants are recorded into a gadget with a

01 September, 2008 | Views: 12347

By the sea at Negombo, Sri Lanka

Swimming pool in Negombo hotel, Sri Lanka

Negombo, a beach haven in Sri Lanka is a two hour drive from Columbo. Morning and evening walks, splashing around, playing beach-volleyball and lolling under coconut palms with chilled fruit-cocktails was truly divine. Salty spray settled on my

28 August, 2008 | Views: 7227

How to preserve Karaunda fruit harvest as a jelly or instant dessert

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