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Sweeten weddings with sugar dolls

November 28, 2011 Uma Swamy 0

Jayalakshmi and her husband are the founders of Basavangudi based Asha Dollmakers which highlight tradition as well as creativity during weddings. According to old Mysore wedding traditions, it is considered »

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Deepavali sweets where to buy?

October 23, 2011 Uma Swamy 0

The marathon of festivals is now peaking with Deepavali around the corner. There seems to be no festival fatigue in sight as shops court their customers in different ways. Armed »

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Festival specials on the menu

October 3, 2011 Uma Swamy 0

The shingada or kuttu (water chestnuts) comes to the rescue, given that the on-going Navratris have restrictions on many North Indians, and in particular the Jain community. Festival Food at »

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Traditional Mangalore savouries

September 22, 2011 Uma Swamy 0

Shenoy Stores is a landmark that has stood its ground since it began forty years ago (1971) Shobha Shenoy and Vittal Shenoy started the shop as a general store in »

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Bon Appetit – namma style!

August 17, 2011 Uma Swamy 0

Not many can miss the multi-floor building with the glass facade on 9th Main, 5th Block, Jayanagar. The first and the second floor of this building houses Dakshin Foods’s specialty »

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Cafe Acharya

July 6, 2011 Uma Swamy 0

Started in 2002 by Udaya Acharya, Café Acharya’s serves traditional South Indian snacks and meals. The place is popular for its masala dosas, kesari bhaath, idli vada and other savories. »