A personal reflection on how food and love are dialects of the same tongue.
Cooking for Friends
The poet paints a picture for those who take pleasure in cooking.
My Mother’s Kitchen Bustles with Secrets, Tadkas and Solidarity
An essay about women like my mother, who have spent about half of their lives in kitchens because they had to.
This is ‘My Food’
The ways in which internal migration influences culinary cultures.
The Kitchen as a Feminine Space and the Living Room as Masculine: A Personal Account
A personal essay on my failed attempt at making a place for myself in both these spaces, and trying to normalise equality at home.
My Father and the Kitchen
A poem on gender differences in household work.
The Burden of Cooking
A poem on how all routine kitchen duties invariably fall into the hands of the women of the house.
Cooking Through the Great Indian Summer
In the end, I can’t tell where my body ends and sweat begins.
How I (Accidently) Baked Whole Wheat Bread
From absolutely despising bread to becoming a baker, how I accidentally stumbled on a turning point in my bread-making journey
A Neurosurgeon’s Special Biryani and My Search for His Secret Ingredient
Ever since my father's death, I have searched for the elusive ingredient that went into his special biryani, making for the most delicious days of my childhood.