The Benefits of Bitter Taste

The Benefits of Bitter Taste

I was recently watching a cooking show episode of a well-known, since deceased, US chef. His comments on the merits of bitter taste made me think how different Asian cultures approach this taste compared to western cooking. Bill Briwa, in his video, said that bitter (MORE)

An African in Greenland – Book Review

An African in Greenland – Book Review

I don’t remember how I came to know about this book but the title – An African in Greenland – and its declared contents captivated me. An African making his dream of living in Greenland come true in the sixties. I love to travel and (MORE)

“Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht”

“Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht”

This Christmas Eve, like the previous one, is unusually silent around the world, with the trauma of the pandemic weighing us down. Two hundred years ago, war, natural catastrophes and poverty were what drove an Austrian priest to pen the famous “Silent Night, Holy Night” (MORE)

A Trip to Mayan Riviera – Memories

A Trip to Mayan Riviera – Memories

There is a general perception that all-inclusive trips, mostly to the Caribbean, are meant for those wishing to hang around in the beach, make use of the copious amounts of the free alcohol and food available. But it does not have to be, as my (MORE)

Wabi Sabi –  A Japanese Philosophy for Life

Wabi Sabi – A Japanese Philosophy for Life

I recently came across the Japanese term Wabi Sabi and have been thinking about it a lot. Wabi-Sabi, I have read, is multi-faceted concept and as always with linguistic terms, there is no direct translation of it into English. What Does Wabi Sabi Mean? According (MORE)

Sri Lankan Spicy Chicken Curry

Sri Lankan Spicy Chicken Curry

Sri Lankan spicy chicken curry is one of my favourite dishes. First of all, in Sri Lankan style chicken curry, one has to have the bones (not the feet, of course). Having a curry with just the flesh without the bones robs the curry a (MORE)

A Stay in 9h Capsule Hotel in Narita Japan

A Stay in 9h Capsule Hotel in Narita Japan

A few years ago, I was in Japan and had to experience one of the items in my bucket list – staying at a capsule hotel. What is a Capsule Hotel In short, these are basically sleeping pods, looking like a capsule. Shower and toilet (MORE)

The Life of an Asiatic Lily – a Timelapse Video

The Life of an Asiatic Lily – a Timelapse Video

As I have mentioned before, timelapse movies fascinate me and one of my latest projects was about recording the life (and death) of an (Orange Ton) Asiatic Lily in the summer of 2021. The allure of a timelapse movie, or even a hyperlapse one, is (MORE)