Café Mondegar – Your Home Away from Home

If there is one place in Mumbai that reminds me of ‘Cheers’, the famous Boston café immortalized in the American TV show by the same name, it’s Café Mondegar (or Mondy’s as the locals call it) on Colaba Causeway. Most Mumbaikars (i.e. Mumbai locals) frequent the café...

Tulsi & Mint Sauce

Here is a delicious sauce made from mint and tulsi (also known as holy basil), two fragrant Summertime herbs. Ingredients 1 C chopped fresh mint leaves 1 C chopped fresh tulsi leaves, or 2 Tbsp dried tulsi leaves 1/2 tsp coriander powder salt to taste 1 lemon ½ cup...

It’s Not Easy Being Green

While being green was once identified with Kermit the Frog or St. Patrick’s Day, the term has now become synonymous with eco-friendly values. The health of the planet is directly proportional to our individual health. Ayurvedically speaking, green is considered to be...

Teaching Your Kids Value for Money

Given the sorry state of the economy, I have been extra vigilant about spending. I also decided recently that this is as good a time as any to extend my kids’ understanding of ‘health’ to understanding the ‘health of the economy.’ So last week embarked on a discussion...

Tulsi (Holy Basil)

Sacred to the Hindus, people often ask me the reason why tulsi or the holy basil is considered holy.  The story goes that the plant was once the devoted wife of a celestial being. Lord Krishna tricked her into committing a sin so she cursed him into becoming a stone. ...