Avarekalu or lilva or hyacinth or field beans is popularly used in cuisine of Karnataka. There are many dishes you can prepare with avarekalu and many reasons to love it! For those who do not find this ‘bean’ very exciting I urge you to still go ahead and pick it up. Try out this gashi which…

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  The monsoon season reminds me of school days. Of carefree days when the day`s strategy was to attend classes, play, eat, some more play, homework and more play! The rains were perhaps the best. We found delight in getting drenched in the rains. The rain drops caressing our cheeks felt like pure joy. All…

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  “In the depth of winter I finally learned there was in me an INVINCIBLE summer.” ~Albert Camus The night was cold and seemed to drag on endlessly. The moon had curled up and hidden itself in the darkness of the sky. The cold winter creeping in showed no mercy on her. As she lay on…

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The clock keeps ticking. The seconds keep on moving. Time never stands still. It waits for none. The clock does not stop for you if you are late to catch the train. The train is the vehicle that takes you to different destinations in life. You need to reach the station on time to catch…

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  “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.” ~Ludwig van Beethoven The weather is chilly from the rains and suggestive of having something warm during mealtimes. And soups are so not far behind. Soup is one basic food in all countries. Existence of soup can be found as far as 6000 BC.…

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  When ‘authentic’ gives way to ‘contemporary’, occassionally… Pleasant and happy memories of our childhood usually center around the times spent at our native place and being pampered endlessly by our grandparents. A hearty breakfast of steamingly hot idlis or poha is followed by running about carelessly amidst velvety green fields. The scorching sun does…

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  When ‘authentic’ gives way to ‘contemporary’, occassionally… Pleasant and happy memories of our childhood usually center around the times spent at our native place and being pampered endlessly by our grandparents. A hearty breakfast of steamingly hot idlis or poha is followed by running about carelessly amidst velvety green fields. The scorching sun does…

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