I have a surprisingly sharp recollection of the summer of 1996. It was the summer before my 16th birthday and it was all kinds of perfect. It was before high-school took it’s toll on my self-confidence, and well before I started letting other people’s opinions influence my self worth. {In…

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I’m a firm believer that cooking is a basic life skill, and as parents it’s part of our responsibility to teach our kids (boys & girls) how to make their way around a kitchen. However, on busy week nights it’s so much easier (and faster) to just do it myself! …

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It’s 6:15 in the morning and by some strange stroke of luck I’m still sleeping, all of a sudden I hear a loud thud in the living room. I get up to investigate and Armaan is hunched over in the dark – he walked into the coffee table. I walk…

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Like all Punjabi festivals Lohri is linked to certain foods; gur, moongfali, rewrian, and ras kheer (jaggery, peanuts, sesame seed candy, and sugar cane rice pudding). It’s pretty much impossible to celebrate Lohri without indulging in some of these seasonal treats. Gur, moongfali, and rewrian are pretty easy to come…

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