Category Archives: South Asia

Five Rajasthani Dishes to Try When You Visit India (Guest Post)

Steeped In The Cauldrons of History Rajasthan is one of the most popular states in India – the raison d’être being the bosom of royal bloodlines and their kingdoms. To this day, the forts in Bikaner, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, lakes in … Continue reading

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Coins are Obnoxious

Coins are obnoxious.  It’s not their fault…no, no, it’s because governments ’round the world can’t resist weighing down our jeans or handbags – or not, as you’ll see shortly – with coinage.  Is it in deference to those of us … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Consular Offices, with a Bonus

One of my favorite streets in Jakarta seems to have other fans in Manhattan too:Ironically, it was at the Consulate of Indonesia where I was able to test out the latest in household minivanization.  On unpredictable Fridays and Saturdays throughout … Continue reading

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Northeast India – Matchless Opportunities for Ecotourism

There is a certain mysticism associated with the states of Northeast India, mostly due to the fact that people from the rest of the country do not know much about this largely hilly terrain. Another factor why the seven states … Continue reading

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Shopping Around Dhaka, Bangladesh

I visited Dhaka, Bangladesh a few years ago – mostly to eat– but also to check out Louis Kahn’s National Assembly Building.  Naturally, I wasn’t allowed in at the time, so I had to stick to plan A, that being … Continue reading

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Product Review: Tava Ghee (Los Angeles, California)

Note: In exchange for a product review of Los Angeles-based Tava Ghee, I received four samples of their ghee as well as a tote bag.   I first heard about Tava Ghee through an email that mentioned their presence at the … Continue reading

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Top 5 Dishes of Kerala

The gods must be huge foodies to call Kerala their own country! Kerala, being located on the southwestern coast of India, has all types of seafood, and the passage of time has only made the cooking more delicious. They also use … Continue reading

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