K for Kashi Ketchup

 Wanna have some Kashi Ketchup? I am indeed pleased to give you some….from a post that brought back memories of  the esteemed Kashi city, one of the holiest cities in the world. Hot summer is here and that immediately reminds me of one of my visits to Benares or Kashi.  Kashi sometime back, had long been on our travel list. Kashi? Why? You see, Kashi or Varanasi is my ancestral city. In fact, my husband jokingly tells me many a time; “it is your connection to the holy city that has still kept me afloat. Otherwise I would have drowned … Continue reading K for Kashi Ketchup

Why the Poor Little Rich Slum Matters!

BOOK: POOR LITTLE RICH SLUM AUTHORS: RASHMI BANSAL AND DEEPAK GANDHI PUBLICATION: WESTLAND LTD PAGES: 189 Dharavi Rocks! The book, ‘Poor Little Rich Slum’ is a great valiant effort in bringing to the forefront what urban dwellers in cities would rather hastily sweep under the carpet. The book writes about not just any slum but a place where “….a cauldron is bubbling with enterprise, with a never -say-die attitude. With spirit and spunk…” It writes about “Ten by ten feet rooms occupied by eight- member families with barely enough space to stretch their legs. Stove in one corner, TV in … Continue reading Why the Poor Little Rich Slum Matters!

Wanna have a Kashi Ketchup?

Hot summer is here and that immediately reminds me of my last visit to Benares or Kashi. Kashi sometime back, had long been on our travel list. Kashi? Why? Had we reached that point of our lives when our responsibilities towards our immediate family were completed and we needed to become more spiritual? Not at all. We still are far away from that point. It sure will take a lot of time before we can really let go off family duties and begin our ‘teerth yatra’ so to say. Continue reading Wanna have a Kashi Ketchup?