Butterflies in our midst

Butterflies in city life

Dyed yellow by the June sun, Himalayan butterflies accompanied me inquisitively all the way up the hill to Neelkath. To them, my open jeep was just another drab-coloured flying insect may be, but faster.

17 July, 2008 | Views: 8176

Lucknow - From Awadhi cuisine to a South Indian menu

Making masala dosa

If there is any cuisine that has given the erstwhile Avadhi food some serious competition and that too on home turf, it is the lip-smacking ensembles from down south. But then the idli, dosa, vada, sambhar have been tantalising the Lucknowi palate

04 July, 2008 | Views: 17669


A Punjabi wedding

Punjabi culture is a synonym for fun. Wherever the Punjabis go, they take with them a hearty appetite for good food and warm company. A wedding being an opportunity to indulge in both, Balle balle is the way to go! This was the wedding-season’s

27 April, 2008 | Views: 4447

1857 revisited: Uttar Pradesh, India

Visitors to Uttar Pradesh in North India, find the year 1857 freedom struggle’s relics strewn all over the state. Anandway takes a quick round up… 24th April 1857 was the fateful day when Meerut city near Delhi, sparked the fire which

25 April, 2008 | Views: 12626

Why Herb-gardens find a place in city life

Tulsi flower Ayurvedic Medicine

Urban homes are discovering the benefits and joys of growing medicinal plants and herbs in their gardens. Medicinal flora like shankhpushpi, sadabahar, brahmi, amla, tulsi, pudina, ajwain, lemon grass, neem, haldi, kali mirch, aloe vera and wheat

06 July, 2008 | Views: 18686




An ornithologist is born

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