The Koshy’s Parade – The Mystic Café

BY DR KAUSTAV BHATTACHARYYA ‘There’s a natural mystic blowing through the airCant keep them downIf you listen carefully now you will hear.’Bob Marley, The Natural Mystic At a recent Indo-Anglian poetry event I reminisced about the dreamy-eyed, youthful, indulgent days sauntered away at a Bangalore lanmark café, The Parade Café or the Koshy’s. My serious dabbling with Indo-Anglian poetry of the Dom Moraes, Nissim Ezekiel … Continue reading The Koshy’s Parade – The Mystic Café

Dal Tadka

Dal Tadka is the fusion of lentils, flavours of Kashmiri chilli and other spices, and the aroma of tempering. It is a north Indian dish that can be served with rice as well as roti/naan. Ingredients For pressure cooking: Toor dal- ½ cup, rinsed Masoor dal- 2 tbsp, rinsed Moong dal- 2 tbsp Turmeric powder- ¼ tsp  Salt- ½ tsp  Water- 1½ cup  Garlic- 2 cloves Cumin seeds- ½ tsp For … Continue reading Dal Tadka

Swimming Pool

Swimming Summers In Bangalore

BY DRISHTI RAKHRA Visiting Century Club for swimming is one of those special but bittersweet memories of my childhood. My 5-year-old-self hated every minute of it, as my small body was repeatedly flung into the pool after much struggle. It happened effortlessly at the hands of the coaches until I learned to make the water my friend. Then, I began to feel like I was … Continue reading Swimming Summers In Bangalore

The Indian People of Camaraderie

BY ZOHRA FATIMA Afternoon slumbers were often lulled by a euphonious voice next door, “one-two cha cha cha, let’s do that again….” It was the sound of dancing coming from next door. The Anglo-Indian mother and daughter duo ran a dance school named ‘Connie and Danny’ from home. She taught to waltz, Jive, Ballroom dancing, and salsa to her eager students. After the class ended, … Continue reading The Indian People of Camaraderie

Of A Royal Women’s Day Celebration

CSM STAFF WRITER The world is opening up slowly with the Covid-19 pandemic appearing to wither off. (Touchwood, I do not want to jinx this). With these relaxations, one of the first public events to open their gates for the public again was the International Women’s Day celebrations. The city listings were brimming with offers, welcoming the guests to step outside for the taste of … Continue reading Of A Royal Women’s Day Celebration

Two years and counting: Covid-19

BY ZAINAB AHMED Memoirs of the pandemic that turned the world into a scene from a dystopian movie After the World Health Organisation declared the Covid-19 outbreak a pandemic in March 2020, a dystopian scene swept over the entire globe. Suddenly, New York’s Times Square, famous for its bustling crowd was completely empty; the Eiffel Tower had no lovelorn couples rushing to click their pictures and London’s iconic spaces … Continue reading Two years and counting: Covid-19