Yak Milk chai in the Himalayas
It was cold in the mountains that September, more so than was usual. There was rain, and with it mist, that made our progress difficult. We found ourselves stranded...
Pack in some serious play for your children when you go holidaying
Last summer, Anushi Desai spent 20 days at a training camp for discus throwers in Portland, Oregon. Now the 15-year-old is looking forward to the next edition of the South Asian Games, where she will...
In Search of the Perfect Swimming Pool
Bombay for me has turned out to be the city of swimming pools. Never mind that I grew up in Jamshedpur, where club memberships (complete with pools) were offered...
In Search of the Perfect Yoghurt
I look at a perfect bowl of curd, and suddenly, I’m back 25 years, to my grandmother’s airy Vasant Vihar kitchen, perched on a kitchen stool and gazing...
Hunting for family history in a hill station
Shimla appeared in the horizon with the deodars, dark green and gigantic, their tips touching 40ft. From the toy train with blue-and-cream coaches and large windows, the view was the perfect introduction to the...
Jehangir Jani says he is a promiscuous artist
Jehangir Jani likes to refer to himself as a promiscuous artist, he doesn’t stay with one medium, moving instead between his first love oils, to installation art using...