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

Egg Curry

Mouth-watering, spicy, and flavourful. This egg curry is the perfect lunch choice for a lazy afternoon. Ingredients Oil- 2 tbsp Boiled eggs- 4 Onions- 2, finely chopped Tomato-2, puree Coriander powder- 1 tsp Cumin powder- ½ tsp Ginger garlic paste- ½ tsp Turmeric powder- ¼ tsp Chilli powder- 2 tsp Coriander leaves Water- 3 cups Salt to taste Method STEP 1 In a pan, heat … Continue reading Egg Curry

Fading Colours of Colonial Townships

BY ZOHRA FATHIMA Subsequent to the British era, Richmond Town in Bangalore stood monumental in bridging the gap between the Indians and the British. Named after Thomas Richmond, a philanthropist and an Anglo-Indian barrister in the British government who also happened to own a bungalow there, it is one of the prime localities of the city. The area has many by lanes like Wellington Street, … Continue reading Fading Colours of Colonial Townships

A Succession of Wallas

BY SADIQA PEERBHOY Decades before Messrs Amazon, Flipkart, Zomato and others patted themselves on their corporate backs for creating what they thought was a revolutionary era in home shopping, we had both home shopping and home delivery. And let me tell you, it was a darn sight more pleasant and personal experience. These days, you press a few buttons and what you want is delivered … Continue reading A Succession of Wallas