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Photos: Passport & Plate - Chutney from the Skin of a Bottle Gourd

INDIA | Friday, 14 Mar 2014 | Photo Gallery | Scholarship Entry

Ingredients Calabash or Bottle gourd (doodhi) - One Green chillies (hari mirch) - Seven Sesame Seeds (til) - 1/4th of a small bowl Cumin seeds (jeera) - by the pinch Mustard seeds (mohri) - by the pinch Asafoetida (hing) - by the pinch Turmeric (haldi) ... Read more >
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Catching a Moment - Magic by Moonlight

INDIA | Friday, 19 Apr 2013 | Views [258] | Scholarship Entry

There's a definitive buzz in the air as people go through layers of tight screening. Shawls come off, pockets are patted down, shoes ride on metal detectors and special passes are stamped in the security office outside the Taj Mahal in Agra. "Once in ... Read more >

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My Scholarship entry - Understanding a Culture through Food

WORLDWIDE | Monday, 23 Apr 2012 | Views [339] | Scholarship Entry

We were seated in long rows in the temple's hall, facing one another in polite silence. Bright green banana leaves were placed in front of us – beautifully austere place settings for the wedding meal. As I watched a couple of pigeons trying to find conjugal ... Read more >

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