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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 […]

Billu’s Indian Eatery

December 30, 2008 by


Since James has just come back from the land of currywurst we wanted to seek out some proper curry this week. After too many bland European approximations of Indian food James was on a mission to find spicy authenticity. We went to Harris Park where there is a good strip of Indian restaurants. We decided […]


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