Of caste, class, politics, and…food: Part II

Now that brings me to the other - this time accurate observation - in the article: Upper Caste Hindus (read Brahmins) and their austere Vegetarian food habits, which is their ‘superiority card’. A lot has been written about the ‘vegetarian fascism’ ever since the Modi Government came into power. Food - as I am sure …

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Of caste, class, politics, and…food: Part I

'In India, caste system ensures you are what you eat'... reads the headline of a rather engaging article I stumbled upon during my daily dosage of FaceBook scouring one of these days. The article is largely about a new trend in cookbooks, i.e. chronicling of traditional recipes according to caste rather than region. After giving …

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Jaipur Diaries: Chapter 7

Home Theater! Watching movies and writing about them are two very distinct activities. While watching movies - not necessarily strictly curated ones - is still pretty much a regular affair, I have not written about any in a long-long time. Considering the sheer number of movies we do watch, I ought to write my perceptions and …

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Goodreads: Indian English Literature

Reading has been a sporadic activity these last few years. Whatever little I did read was stretched and/or left unfinished. Memorable reads have been even fewer. The Crow Eaters was one among this extremely sparse list. Others being English, August, Bridges of Madison County, Memoirs of a Geisha, Kafka on the Shore (kind of obvious), …

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