History

The (hi)story behind the Taj Mahal

he A post by our guest blogger, Vandhana K., a sixteen-year-old who talks in puns and writes in poems, enjoys tasty food and tasteful books (both at once if she can get them).  This is the story of how the Taj Mahal, the epitome of historic architectural finesse came into being in Agra, in the heart of… Continue reading The (hi)story behind the Taj Mahal

Food Diaries

Cooking up a 4000-year-old curry

History. The word conjures up an unsmiling teacher driving a classroom of children into a slow coma by reciting a litany of irrelevant dates and places. The lessons never feel connected to anything real or useful. I remember a particularly dull day in sixth grade when our teacher brought up the Indus Valley Civilization. She droned on about… Continue reading Cooking up a 4000-year-old curry