Avartana - Redefining Southern Indian cuisine

South India is a mosaic of regional diversity and cultural ethnicities. Though diverse, its identity is articulated through its cuisine – a distinct and singular representation of the region’s bounty of spices and peppers

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Aapnu Gujarat

It has taken me some time to reconcile that the state of Gujarat is all about vegetarianism. Vegetarianism has had wide prevalence over centuries across the state.

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4:00 PM at Gurgaon
Holi hai!

Spring is around the corner…and to herald the change of season, India celebrates Holi – the festival of colours. With its deep-rooted significance to Hindu mythology, this festival has different legends associated it with it.

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Shishir Ritu: The Threshold of Parva-kaal

Extending through mid-March, the cold and dewy Shishir season is known for being a combination of hot and cold. The intense rays of sun absorb the moistness of surroundings, leaving the environment devoid of moisture.

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A Win(e) for Asia!

Wine is that pleasant accompaniment to a meal, which enhances the flavours and palate with an aroma and a taste that makes one pleased with one’s choices. However, what many will agree with is, that what is challenging when it comes to wine is how the beverage works in a variety of ways to the enhance food flavour.

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A Groovy Kind of Love

Did you know that during the Middle Ages, February 14 was considered the beginning of birds’ mating season in France and England? And since it was amorous season, the day began to be marked as day of romance! Before that, an effort was made to “Christianize” the pagan celebration of Lupercalia

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Spicing things up!

The one overwhelming characteristic that sets Indian cuisine apart is the rich and layered blend of spices and herbs that results in a delightfully wide range of complex flavours. So ingrained is spice in our imagination and so inspired are we by its qualities that spice,

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January heralds new beginnings, as it ends

The month of January heralds a fresh start, with ideas, resolutions and goals becoming milestones and markers of achievement and glory. But that’s week 1… As we move into the second week and then get past third, we begin to lose track of those lofty ambitions we had set ourselves

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The Taste of Rajasthan

Rajasthan evokes images of palaces, royalty, camels, a desert that plays host to desert safaris and men full of charisma and her womenfolk, for whom aristocratic grace is implicit.

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RICE IS NICE!

It is said: to contemplate a grain of rice is to contemplate an essential truth about abundance, nourishment, interdependence and sustenance.

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