Hurdles in Discovering the Real India

Hurdles in Discovering the Real India

Rediscovering the real Indian cultural heritage.

 

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  • Remembering Satyajit Ray on his death anniversary

    Remembering Satyajit Ray on his death anniversary

    An ode to Satyajit Ray on his death anniversary – an Indian filmmaker, regarded as one of the great auteurs of world cinema.

     
  • Django Unchained – A Political Perspective

    Django Unchained – A Political Perspective

    Note: The use of politically incorrect epithets/words in the below note is merely to respect the film-maker’s political incorrectness. No other agenda regarding race should be construed otherwise. Quentin Tarantino is like an irresistible bar-tender; one that you wish to go to anytime you want, without a second thought, so […]

     
  • The false symmetries of Hey Ram

    The false symmetries of Hey Ram

    The film ‘Hey Ram’ was released in 2000. Written and directed by Kamal Hassan, he also played the protagonist – Saket Ram. The film speaks of Saket Ram’s own odyssey that involves descend into hatred propelled by the rape and death of his wife at the hands of Muslims during […]

     
  • Full meals from Andhra Pradesh!

    Full meals from Andhra Pradesh!

    We’ve seen food lovers write about important items from various cuisines all this week. Every item had a rejoinder though – “the cuisine is vast, and cannot be restricted to this one item”. We totally agree – to restrict a cuisine to one or two items is very difficult. And […]

     
  • Aaloo ke Gutke

    Aaloo ke Gutke

    Garhwal and Kumaun are the two main regions of Uttarakhand. Garhwal is a trekker’s paradise and home to famous Hindu shrines Badrinath and Kedarnath, awe-inspiring Himalayan peaks (including Nanda Devi and Trishul), and the Ganges. Kumaun is a bird watcher’s retreat. A stay in its remote Forest Rest Houses reminds […]

     
  • Kalkuti

    Kalkuti

     You know you are in Goa when you can smell the Mandavior when you are mesmerized by a skyline made up entirely of coconut trees dancing in the cool breeze of the Arabian Sea. Yes, Goa is the coastal heaven of India. But there’s much much more to this tiny […]

     
  • Dum Aaloo – The Kashmiri Flavor

    Dum Aaloo – The Kashmiri Flavor

    Kashmiri Pandit cuisine is one of the least known cuisines in India. Most people think of ‘Wazwan’ when they think of Kashmiri cuisine, but that is primarily cuisine of Kashmiri Muslims. Pandit cuisine is quite different from Wazwan and also distinct from Dogra cuisine of Jammu which tends to be […]

     
  • Konaseema Food Carnival

    Konaseema Food Carnival

      Konaseema is a region in Andhra which has lush green paddy fields, quaint villages dotted with homes having tiled roofs, endless stretches of coconut groves, canals crisscrossing and the Godavari delta spreading out, creating mini islands or Lankas as they are called. It is a land where life moves at […]