A Fusion Diwali Dessert – Gulab Jamun Parfait

Diwali, the festival of lights is one that is most celebrated in the whole of India and it is during this time that the halwais work arduously to make fresh batches of mithai to meet the demands of the customers. Sweets and gifts are exchanged much before the...

Halloween Special – Slimy Pink Worms in Biscuit Soil

 "Scale of dragon, tooth of wolf Witches' mummy, maw and gulf Of the ravin'd salt-sea shark, Root of hemlock digg'd i' the dark, Liver of blaspheming Jew, Gall of goat, and slips of yew Silver'd in the moon's eclipse, Nose of Turk and Tartar's lips, Finger of...

Smoky Eggplant In Yoghurt – A Raita with a Twist

If there was one vegetable that was not a favourite in my childhood, it was Baigan (Brinjal/ Eggplant/ Aubergine). There were mainly three ways Mom would make the vegetable and it depended on the size of the brinjal.- Baigan ka Bharta for the fuller, round variety,...

Photo-Essay | The Warrior Goddess Of Durga Puja

Every July twenty idol makers travel from Krishna Nagar, a small city close to Kolkata, to Delhi and settle down in a compound in Chittaranjan Park. This becomes their place of residence and workshop for four months. They toil day after day making Goddess Durga idols....

Sweet Nothings – Homemade Rum Caramel Sauce Recipe

In a world that is largely tipping towards healthy, organic foods perhaps it's a cardinal sin to post a recipe of Rum Caramel sauce. It is oozing in calories and incorporates the three troublesome ingredients of the food world - Sugar, Fat, and Butter. Well! 2 tbsp....

Let’s Get Cheesy! – The Setting Up Of A Cheese Platter

Today's an extremely special day. Exactly a year ago "Spoons and Sneakers" entered the blogosphere. Yes! Today we celebrate my blog's first anniversary. Yay! It's celebrations time and there is no better way to celebrate than with a few close friends. The calls have...

Cockfighting In Bali : Illegal Yet Prevalent

After the visit to the Tegenungan Waterfall in Bali, the car meandered its way to Ubud. The bright sun shone in the sky and it was hard to believe that it had drizzled just a few minutes ago. Magical surroundings of lush greenery and beautiful rice fields made for a...

Why Do I Love Blogging?

It's nearly two years that I gave up my business. I had worked arduously for 9 years, establishing my fashion business from selling jeweled scarfs to bridal wear. Being a sole proprietor brings along with it huge responsibilities and I took it upon myself to be...

The Best Way To Explore Halong Bay – Era Cruises

Our trip to Hanoi was divided into two parts. We were spending the first part in the fancy Sheraton so that it was easy for Sam to attend the Indian Ocean Conference being held in the same venue and the second part to be where the city action is, in the Old Quarter....

A Must See Attraction In Da Nang – Lady Buddha

Barely a few minutes after exiting the Da Nang airport into the city, visitors are greeted by a dragon. The Golden Dragon Bridge is in many ways representative of the spirit of the resurgent city. The glistening head of the dragon looks up at the sky with an...

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