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    Paromita Vohra: Dial N for Neyappam

    Mid-Day - 06/11/16

    Up North we make a version called gulgula, with wheat flour, raisins, sugar and sometimes, over-ripe blackening bananas, fried in oil like pakodas. Some form of this recipe is eaten all over the country. A friend has invented a 'modern' recipe, adding

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    Has Hindi poetry found its way back into film songs?

    Times of India - 10/13/15

    With poetry by the likes of Mirza Ghalib, Bahadur Shah Zafar and Amir Khusro inspiring songwriters to date, and the works of lyricists like Sahir Ludhianvi, Jaan Nisar Akhtar, Kaifi Azmi, Gulzar and Javed Akhtar making sure that Urdu never goes out of

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    The mesmeric allure of mysterious book titles

    Times of India - 07/12/15

    "What's in a name?" asks fair Juliet in Shakespeare's play of star-crossed lovers, questioning the relation between what we name something and its attributes (and in the process, giving birth to an important aspect of linguistic philosophy). It is

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    When satire and poetry ruled supreme

    Times of India - 05/20/15

    Hasya kavis have a penchant for taking potshots at any and everything. And when many of them come together at one stage, it is a given that satire would rule the roost. This is exactly what happened at the all India poets meet — Hasya aur vyangya

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    All the way from the streets of Saigon

    Mid-Day - 04/12/15

    "Till date, there is hardly any formal chef training available in Vietnam, apart from cooking courses for expat wives and vocational training for state-owned restaurant employees. Chef Vu Dinh He shares the recipes of his favourite Vietnamese

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