A celebration of food memories. A deeply personal journey. An attempt to preserve long-lost recipes. Books steeped in nostalgia that both educate and entertain. I share some food memoirs by culinary writers, connoisseurs, and authors. Books that go beyond ingredients and techniques to the history of their beloved food.
Books and food. There is no better combination. As I launch the On the Spice Trail series, here are some books that will change your perceptions of Indian food, bust some myths, answer some long-standing questions, and above all, impact the way you eat.
Hello September! Hope you had a great summer with some interesting books to read. This year for me has been all about tackling the backlist. Read on as I share what I have read in the last three months.
I share with you another collection of LGBTQIA+ memoirs and personal narratives from India. In prose and in verse. Not just by the members of the community but also by allies. Books that are a must-read. Because reading diverse books should not be limited to just Pride Month.
Hello June! Long overdue and better late than never. Read on as I share what I have been reading for the last few months. As always, I hope you find some that appeal to you too.
As we celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8th and Women’s History Month all through March, I share with you books to read on incredible women Indian history forgot. Warriors, queens, freedom fighters, social reformers, thinkers, and doctors. The history of women beyond the male gaze.
It’s almost Spring time! February has been an interesting reading month with a bit more variety. A month that has been more about quality than quantity with work taking priority.
On 13 November 2022, Keekli Charitable Trust released two anthologies, Fiction Treasure Trove and Himachal Ke Rang. Books that could not have been more different whether it is the range of topics or the authors’ age. Books that are a must-read.
Happy February! Although it was not a conscious decision, most of my picks this January have been about women. It could well have been “femme January”. There have been quite a few 5-star reads as well.
Unapologetic women. Inspiring women. Women who question societal norms. Women who lead from the front. Historical figures who have shaped the modern Indian woman of today who challenges patriarchy on a daily basis.