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Tuesday Tunes: Early Morning

I heard this song for the first time just a few days ago when Katherine from Mumbai shared it on her blog. I am most certainly NOT a morning person. In fact, it could be said that I am an anti-morning person, as I generally find myself going to bed as the sun is coming up. Although, it has been proven that I am waaay smarter in the wee hours of the night than I can ever hope to be in the early...

Sleeping and Showering With Ganesh???

I know that its kind of kitschy, but I can’t help but adore this whimsical shower curtain featuring the artwork of Venezuelan born-Miami artist Valentina Ramos.  This mixed media artist uses paints and Rapidograph pens to create works that are both unique and inspirational. Happily for us, the home furnishings company, DENY Designs offers innovative bedding, shower curtains, wall prints  and wall clocks featuring the designs of Ramos as well as over 100 other independent artists. Throw pillows start at $39 and shower curtains can be ordered from...

Perfect Patra

Patra is an amazing savory pinwheel snack of India made by rolling a spicy ground dal (chickpea) paste infused with cummin and tummeric into taro leaves. There are all kinds of other ingredients as well, such as coconut, garlic, mustard and sesame seeds, cilantro and lime. My favorite global food guru Ruth Reichl does a splendid job of explaining the slightly labor intensive process of preparing this wonderful dish on her show Adventures With Ruth. So inspired was I by her episode on Indian cuisine, that I found myself in my local Patel Bros. Market...

Tasty Tuesday & Tuesday Tunes: Sweet Potato Latkes & Deva Premal

Tuesday Tunes: Deva Premal If you meditate or practice yoga, you’ve probably spent at lot of time listening to the soothing voice of the fantastic Deva Premal. The music of this mantra chanting singer will get you into “the gap” faster than anyone I have ever heard. When you hear the melodious sound of Deva expertly delivering the “Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya” you may be surprise to find that rather than being a native of Mumbai she was actually born...