Not a big fan of stainless steel containers… so my kitchen is full of glass or porcelain. But the spice box is something that does not come in either material and it is an absolute essential utensil in South Indian Cooking. 113 kata lagi
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A couple of weeks back, I ordered a bag from the online store Chumbak*
The bag was of very good quality, no doubt, but what I liked more were the little bits of detail in the product package — the bright pink tags on the bag; the caption that said ‘Designed with love in India'; and my favourite, the metallic baby elephant! 161 kata lagi
Growing up in South India, Kolams, or designs drawn with rice powder were ubiquitous. Each morning, I would excitedly wake up to the smell of rain, but turn back disappointed when the smell turned out to be from water being splashed on our concrete doorstep to remove the previous day’s Kolam. 819 kata lagi
As I prepare to step outside, I keep my phone camera handy.
I turn around and tell my mother how I interpret her drawing. In the 30 seconds it takes to get down the staircase, we have had a full conversation of the different ways in which we perceive the world around us. 69 kata lagi