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Chazhakaran - Photo Essay
Tea Fables

Chayakaran Mohanan Chettan – Photo Essay

The skill of Chayakaran Chettan’s (chai walla’s) in making delicious tea is something that intrigues me. They possess an ease and flow with which they operate. Their tea tools are by their side and they scoop and throw in different ingredients at a tempo.…

June 1, 2017

A weekend at 36 Palms Boutique Retreat

Why do we constantly have to remind ourselves that we need to pause? That a getaway is long overdue. We as a family were in dire need for some freshness, a good dose of nature and sea. On our last trip to Kerala, India…

May 8, 2017
satomis medicinal tea
Recipes with tea

Satomi’s Medicinal Tea

Here is presenting the first of a #healthyliving video series which I like to call Satomi’s ‪‎Medicinal‬ Tea featuring a special ‪Ayurvedic‬ Tea Lady who imparted some of her Tea wisdom to me. This was filmed in the state of Kerala, India – the…

March 14, 2016
sneaky trotter - tea cup & saucer
Tea Fables

Sneaky trotter – Teacup & saucer choices

The sneaky trotter – Teacup & saucer choices. P.S. To the Uncle who caught my attention, apologies for being a sneaky trotter. Do you like your tea from a tea cup or saucer?  This is my first time visiting this city and my sister…

November 1, 2015
Thiruvonam Story : Happy Onam

Thiruvonam Story

The Thiruvonam story.  According to legend, the state of Kerala was once ruled by an Asura (demon) king, Mahabali. The king was considered to be wise and extremely generous. He was greatly respected. It is said that Kerala witnessed its Golden era during his…

August 28, 2015
Big Fat Keralite Wedding : Calicut.
Musings Travel

Big Fat Keralite Wedding : Calicut.

The Pardesi Trotter is back after a Big Fat Keralite Wedding : Calicut. A much needed trip down memory lane. Lovely accommodation in a two-storeyed villa with all of my friends from college. The big reunion that everyone made it to. Catching up with…

August 25, 2015
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