Raj Thandhi

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Turkey Haleem Recipe {Eid Eats 2018}

For the last few years I’ve been participating in the annual Eid Eats link-up, sharing recipe ideas for Ramzan and Eid get togethers. Till now, I’ve always done a fusion dessert, but this year I wanted to try my hand…


What Lies Between Us: Book Review

What Lies Between Us by Nayomi Munaweera is one of the most gripping books I’ve ever read. It’s dark & gritty, and more than once I thought ‘I should stop reading this’, but I had to finish it. It was…


Embracing Motherhood: My Birth Story

Like many women I grew up believing that mothers are born the day they have their first child. The moment that little life leaves your body, you become a mother. In theory, that is correct, in practicality not so much.…



Twinkle Khanna started her career as an actress in Bollywood, but (thankfully) realized quite quickly that acting was not her forte, and moved into the home decor and  candle business. At some point she also took a crack at writing…


The Widows of Malabar Hill: Book Review (9/52)

Can you believe this was my first ever adult mystery book? As a kid I was mildly obsessed with Encyclopedia Brown, and devoured every single Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys book, but then I went away from the mystery genre…


These Lines of Mehendi – A Novella

This week’s read is These Lines of Mehendi by Sumeetha Manikandan. This book is actually a novella and only 148 pages. I think the only the other novella I have read is Breakfast at Tiffany’s, it’s just not a style…


I Am Malala: Book Review

When I started this reading challenge, I really only had one rule – each of the 52 books I read would have to be written by a different South Asian author. I didn’t really have any thoughts about genres, fiction/non-fiction…


Step Up to the Plate Maria Singh: Book Review

Something I haven’t talked about a lot during this reading challenge is my love of young adult novels. They are my favourite way to escape from a heavy week, or give my mind a little break. That’s why after the…


Vaisakhi Activities: 2018 Countdown Calendar for Kids

Planning Vaisakhi activities with your kids leading up to the festival gives you opportunities for teaching your kids about Sikhi, the history of Vaisakhi, and our Gurus, while building anticipation. I’ve always felt that mainstream holidays have so much ‘pre-event’…


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