Category Archives: India

Memorable Mumbai

Photo courtesy: Whitney Lauren — Wikimedia Commons

Have you ever visited a place and then years later, read a book set exactly in that location?

On my first encounter with Mumbai (Bombay back then), I convinced someone to accompany me to the city’s red light district. We trekked past The Cages, but within minutes, the atmosphere had that, why are you here atmosphere. We turned on our heels and raced away, but I have never forgotten those waiting women. Continue reading Memorable Mumbai

Uppuma

I don’t remember where I first tried uppuma in South India, but I knew it was a flavour my taste buds wanted again. Luckily, after I left India, I scoured a bookshop in Tanzania, and came across a South Indian cookbook with the very recipe inside. Continue reading Uppuma