Month: November 2020

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Thanksgiving: A Time for Gratitude and Giving

Transitions are tough. No, I don’t mean the current political transition in the US; that’s another blog unto its own... What I mean is the personal transition that each of us has…
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For That Perfect Thanksgiving Tablescape

In a time like this — especially in a time like this — finding things to look forward to has been tough. Fortunately, the holidays are right around the corner. No matter…

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Thanksgiving in the Shadow of COVID

You miss your family and friends and want to put together a Thanksgiving celebration for all to enjoy, but can you safely host a Thanksgiving gathering during a pandemic? Staying close to…

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The arts are in my DNA

Aroon Shivdasani, doyenne of the Indian arts in the U.S., discusses her multifaceted life and many passions with Pratika Yashaswi A 13-inch screen brings Aroon Shivdasani and me face-to-face, bridging a gap…

The Quest to Bring Real Food to the Table

“It was 1993”, he tells me, “when I landed in New York to study art. New York, at the time, was a city in flux, wanting to be something it wasn’t yet.…

From Halloween to Thanksgiving

As pop-cultural references go, pumpkin brings to mind a couple of things. For those fascinated by fairy tales, it is Cinderella. But it has more recall value as an inextricable part of…

Diwali Recipes

It is that time of the year again when the nip in the air gets chillier and fragrance of the autumn blooms get stronger. Yes, festivals are around the corner as are…