Mutton curry as comfort food

Comfort foods. Not just Hagen Daaz or a Basken Robbins or a London Dairy. Sometimes, food offers comfort when it’s a time-tested recipe, the signature of a particular family or community and known to be the dish that cannot go wrong. Every relative I know of has cooked a particular mutton curry that is unique…

Paan insipiration

An antiseptic that freshens the breath, the Kolkatha paan made it’s entry into my life last Friday. With a crunch, and some ceremony, while encouraging colleagues egged me on like it was some goalpost i was looking at with Messi winking away from the sidelines. The luscious green leaves and the ‘whatever’ ingredients dissolved into languor….

Hamlet, the clown – Rajat Kapur

 Soso, Fido, Bouzo, Nemo, Fifi, Popo Coco – a bunch of clowns who enact the comic side of Hamlet, the crown prince of Denmark, if there is one, i.e. Occasionally slapstick, often witty and sometimes, tender, the clowns twist and twirl the Bard’s lines and delivered a riotous laugh act for two hours. My favorite, the clown…