Solitude Farm & Organic Food to Delight the Senses

In February 2015, I spent some time in Auroville, a spiritual community where many community projects take place around different types of natural farming, forestation, making local communities sustainable with traditional knowledge and handicrafts, teaching languages and many others.  I had the delight of visiting an organic permaculture farm, Solitude which is open for lunch… Read More »

Of Literature and Clean Organic Food in Pink City

The last week of January was a veritable delight on many accounts for me.  A date with the literati from India and abroad in a 5 day festival that celebrates the written word in it’s many incarnations.  I had many moments of connection and highs in this ever popular festival attended by a quarter of a… Read More »

Mrs. Singh’s Winning Cabbage Salad

At our weekly Gurgaon Organic Farmer’s Market, we had a healthy vegan potluck.  My old school friend, Mohita Singh came with her parents.  Mrs. Singh makes the most delicious food and I have had the pleasure of eating it for years.  When she learnt that I had become vegan, she put out the most amazing… Read More »

Gurgaon Gets A Weekly Organic & Vegan Market

Looking back on the highlights of 2014 for me, a dream came true along with 9 other friends.  We call ourselves, “Citizens for Clean Food”.  Our dream is to make the organic movement accelerate so that pesticide free foods are the norm and not the exception. How Pesticides Came About It used to be that way… Read More »

Hot Green Winter Noodle Soup

Did you know that green leafy vegetables are the MOST NUTRITIOUS foods on the planet??  Yes, they give you the highest amount of nutrition per calorie or as my friend would say, more bang for the buck!  They are rich in chlorophyll, fibre, vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants, enzymes and highly alkalising which is a really good… Read More »

5 Vegan Friendly Eateries in Delhi-NCR

UPDATE – Since posting this blog, Nourish Organics has shut down and also the Whitecub ice-cream parlour in Gurgaon – although the ice-creams are available at many outlets including Lean Chef covered below. November is vegan month.  Yay!  It is always a challenge to eat out as a vegan and even harder on a whole… Read More »

How I went from swimming 3 lengths to 100!

Yippee!  Yeah!  Leaps in the air!  Now that I have finished my victory dance, I can’t wait to share with you how I broke my own mental barriers last month.  For years, I have envied people who could swim length upon length in the pool without stopping.  I was usually gasping for breath within 3… Read More »

Film Review – Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret

Did you watch the film “An Inconvenient Truth” by Al Gore during his presidential run in America?  Did it shock you and made you aware of the urgency of “Climate Change”? Do you ever wonder why all the precautions we take for the environment are not producing much results?  Why are our greenhouse emissions not coming… Read More »