Hakka Noodles and Chilli Chicken

Ask the average Indian to list the names of cuisines and Chinese cuisine is almost always likely to be the second item in the list, just after Indian. Indeed, Chinese cuisine is a big thing in India; although what we call Chinese is very different from traditional Chinese fare. Our version of Chinese is in…

The Beauty of the Bhog

I’ve spent thirteen years in a missionary school. It was only when I joined Medical College Kolkata in 2012 that I was introduced to the concept of the school/college Saraswati pujo. From the arrangements and decorations to the pushpanjali, from the innumerable photoshoots in panjabis and saris to the khichuri bhog, it was a magnificent…