Tag Archives: Food

My experiences with Vipassana meditation: Mindful eating

Recently, I went on a 10-day meditation retreat to learn Vipassana meditation. Vipassana means insight and the whole ten days were spent in silence, with no distractions of phones, reading, writing or conversations. No exchanges with the external world, not … Continue reading

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How To Eat

This topic is absurd. Such are the days. Eating used to be easy. I didn’t think about eating except when I was hungry. I knew what to eat. I ate till I was full and then stopped. That’s it. And … Continue reading

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Marathwada Diaries – Summer Rituals

All seasons have their own culture, and summers are no different. Falling roughly from April to June, Indian summers are defined by piles of luscious golden mangoes everywhere, lazy school holidays that promise to stretch for a long time, and … Continue reading

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“Give” ideas for Diwali, Christmas and other festivals

It’s festival season all over the world, with some of the most commercial festivals cropping up soon. I love this season because it encourages us to think of our friends and families; in a world that is increasingly shrinking inwards … Continue reading

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Am I in a town or city?

Is Aurangabad a city? I was asked the other day by a friend who lives in one. Not exactly, I said, though it’s not really such a small town anymore either. That got me thinking. What makes a city? Of … Continue reading

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Angry okra

The okra sizzled angrily today when I threw it into the flaming yellow mustard oil. Was it the oil, or was it me towards which this rage was directed? Usually, I use peanut oil, which is less intense in flavor … Continue reading

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