A Prayer for The Queen of England

VICAR Dear Readers of Country Squire Magazine (UK & India), I trust that in the circumstances You are doing well. Of course, there is a sombre mood across the United Kingdom as the Second Elizabethan Age ends and We come to look at our own lives as before and after Queen Elizabeth II. Few events have been so collectively resonant. Going through grief is sometimes described as a journey. Like a journey, … Continue reading A Prayer for The Queen of England

Bandhakopir Dalna

Ingredients 1.  Bandhakopi or Cabbage (1 large chopped) 2.  Potatoes (3 potatoes medium pcs) 3.  Onions (2 cups sliced) 4.  Tomatoes (2 medium chopped) 5.  Garlic (5-6 cloves) 6.  Ginger (1/3 inch slice) 7.  Green Peas (1/2 cup) 8.  Whole Jeera (1 tspn) 9.  Jeerey or Cumin Powder (1 tspn) 10. Dhoney or Coriander Powder (1 tbl spn) 11. Fresh Green Chilli (3-5 pcs) 12. Bayleaf … Continue reading Bandhakopir Dalna

Uttam Kumar The Finest Icon of Bengali Filmdom

BY RUCHIRA GHOSH Had he lived the mahanayak (super star) of Tollywood would have turned 96 this September. His life is the proverbial rags-to-riches story. Yes, he is Uttam Kumar who set the silver screen of Bengali tinsel world ablaze for three decades. His name translates (in Bengali) into fine individual. A quick recap of the life and times of this erstwhile matinee idol. He … Continue reading Uttam Kumar The Finest Icon of Bengali Filmdom

Menon

BY CSMI STAFF WRITER Anjolie Ela Menon is a renowned Indian painter and muralist with a body of work that spans six decades and multiple genres and mediums. Menon is known for her luminous paintings on masonite, made with translucent layers of paint that are burnished to a soft glow. Her style is inspired by modern artists Amadeo Modigliani and Maqbool Fida Husain as well … Continue reading Menon

Ultimate Kedgeree

Ingredients For the crisp onions 2 tbsp vegetable or sunflower oil 2medium onions , halved and very thinly sliced For the kedgeree 350g undyed smoked haddock 175g lightly smoked salmon fillet 1 dried red chilli (Angela used Kashmiri) ½ full-fat milk 3 tbsp vegetable or sunflower oil 1medium onion , chopped about 14 fresh or freeze-dried curry leaves 4 cardamom pods , split 1 cinnamon stick , broken into pieces 280g basmati rice ½ tsp turmeric 50g butter 2 eggs handful of coriander leaves and some lime wedges, … Continue reading Ultimate Kedgeree

James Cox Indian Statue Facebook Scammer

BY PAUL GANESH India is rife with scammers. Unfortunately the country is getting a reputation across the US and Europe in particular for housing boiler room scams, rip-off merchants and now Facebook Marketplace frauds. This used to be the territory of Nigeria. It is way beyond time that the police forces of India cracked down on these scams which give real business heralding from India … Continue reading James Cox Indian Statue Facebook Scammer

Madhvi Parekh

BY CSMI STAFF WRITER One of India’s most celebrated modern artists, self-taught painter and printmaker Madhvi Parekh creates joyful scenes of rural life incorporating folk stories, local legends, and childhood memories. Inspired by Paul Klee and Joan Miró, her paintings have a surreal, dreamlike quality. The New Delhi–based artist began painting in the 1960s with encouragement from her husband, artist Manu Parekh. They are the … Continue reading Madhvi Parekh