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A Wedding Feast in Southern India

July 8, 2010 by


An Indian wedding with around a thousand guests requires a wedding feast on a spectacular scale. The dining hall at my friend’s wedding in Tittakudi, a small village in Tamil Nadu, had a constant stream of people entering and leaving. It felt like everyone in the village had come to lunch. Even the elephant had […]


June 4, 2009 by


Seeing dogs being taken for a walk in the evening is unexceptional, but seeing a pair of goats being led down the back streets of Newtown was a bit of a surprise. They looked quite spoilt. One was walking on a leash. The other was trusted to walk alone, and wore a coat to keep […]

Vasanda Bhavan

March 29, 2009 by


It felt strange to return to an old favourite to write a review. We’re not regulars anymore, and the new waitress didn’t recognise us. I kept wondering what it would be like. Were we coming home? Would it be the same? The restaurant we were visiting was the Vasanda Bhavan in Homebush. When we lived […]

Yak and Yeti

March 19, 2009 by


I have a bit of a fascination with the Himalayas. When I was in High School I read lots of books about Tibet. I read about women walking solo in Tibet, the Dalai Lama’s autobiography, Vikram Seth’s walk from Tibet to India (through Nepal), Tenzing’s account of climbing Everest with Hillary and a book about […]

Royal India

February 27, 2009 by


A couple of years ago I lived in Strathfield and while I was there I always walked to Homebush when I wanted Indian food. I never visited Royal India even though it’s on the main street of Strathfield. I think the wine glasses scared me off. Any place with wine glasses must be expensive, right? […]


January 17, 2009 by


Chatswood has an Indian supermarket, where you can buy paneer, legumes and the odd Bollywood movie. If your into Indian movies you should take a look at Om Shanti Om – it’s a lot of fun. What Chatswood has lacked until recently is an Indian restaurant. That’s why I was so pleased to see Kasturi […]


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