Ayurveda is an ancient health care tradition that has been practiced in India for over 5,000 years. The word comes from the Sanskrit terms ayur (life) and veda (knowledge). Ayurvedic medicine was first found documented in sacred historical texts, the Vedas many centuries ago. It has since changed and advanced over the years and is now integrated with other … More What’s Your Dosha?
Ooooo my mouth is already watering and I am only just starting to write, I LOVE nimbu ka achaar, I am talking about the indian lemon or lime pickle that is a sort of an accompaniment or condiment for most Indian meals. You can certainly buy this pickle from your local Indian store, but the … More Nimbu Ka Achaar (Lemon Pickle)
Indian Chai is a time honoured tradition in most all Indian households. If you don’t drink it (and I can’t imagine that being true) then you would certainly make it for any guests you may have. There are Chai Wallas (people selling Chai) all over the streets of India, in bus stations, train stations, at … More Not Your Cup of Tea?
I am genuinely amazed at how many misconceptions there are about Indian cuisine! Indian food although very popular is also very misunderstood! If you make the attempt to learn how to cook Indian cuisine, you will get the benefit of healthy, fresh and even medicinal food. A great place to start is one of my … More Indian Cuisine Misconceptions!
Having the ancestry from a country where meditation first started, I have always been intrigued and quite fascinated. Unfortunately I was also a bit intimidated and have only just recently started meditating. Meditation while sometimes associated with spirituality and religion is not a religion and not something that can be used to convert you to … More Don’t Think, Just Meditate!
One of the loveliest and most graceful attire in the world is undeniably the elegant sari. To look at a sari, you may think that this is just a piece of colorful cloth (which it is) in most cases the cloth is anywhere from 6 to 9 yards. It is however the way it is … More Don’t Be Sorry, Practice Wearing a Sari!
There is nothing quite so quintessentially North Indian than a well made Aloo Gobi dish. Aloo Gobi is a potato and cauliflower dish that can be found on the menus of most Indian restaurants. I would like to share this recipe with you in addition to a common accompaniment called Raita which is a savory … More Aloo Gobi Anyone?
Indians Worship Cows Indians do not worship cows, we do however honour, respect and think highly of them. The cow is an animal that can be used almost in its entirety. It gives milk, cheese, ghee, cream, yoghurt, butter and its’ hide is made into your shoes and belts. Its’ manure can provide fuel and … More Indian Stereotypes – True or False?
In these modern times, most arranged marriages unless you are from very orthodox families are more like a dating service that has only you as their most valued customer, knows you absolutely and has your absolute best interest at heart. Obviously it would be great to meet someone, fall in love, get married, have a family and live happily … More Arranged or Deranged?
Vulcans greet each other by saying, Live Long and Prosper, if you are Japanese you may bow deeply to each other, many Europeans seem to kiss each other on each cheek with great abandon and teenagers may high five each other, most North Americans will shake each other hands. Whatever your background, every culture has … More Namaste My Friends