Thanksgiving without an oven

Only when I'm away from home do I realize how much I like Thanksgiving. Maybe it just tastes so much like home that when I'm away, I need it just a little more. This year I decided I was going to cook Thanksgiving dinner, hesitated for a moment when I remembered we don't have an …

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These crackers are not for eating

This post is adapted from an article I wrote for PondyPost, a blog written and run by heritage enthusiasts at INTACH Pondicherry. At the end of October, people across India celebrate Diwali. Officially, this holiday is known as the Festival of Lights. But, more noticeably, it should be called the Festival of Crackers. Fire crackers. Diwali celebrates …

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