Sair – One Festival, Many Stories

Sair, I thought was a festival celebrated in Shimla and Solan alone, until my landlady, here in Dharamshala, came in yesterday morning with a platter full of different dishes. On being asked of the occasion, she politely said ‘hamare Sair hai na aaj!’ The Kullu Story In Kullu, the same day, people celebrated what they […]

The little known Himalayan oil: Gutti ka tel

In my pursuit to become a conscious consumer, worried of the chemical laden products surrounding us and spewing poison everyday to the ever polluted river and land; I am equally perplexed at the too many choices of herbal and natural and organic products screaming at me on the supermarket shelves! For some odd reason I […]