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I write randomly on law, jurisprudence, polity, travel, food and anything else interesting. You can also visit my personal homepage at maheshsreenivasan.com

A Foodie’s Paradise 

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I don’t remember how it all started, but I am truly, deeply in love, with the street food of Chandni Chowk. Purani Delli is famous for its traffic, wholesale markets and is a shopping destination for brides to be and their families, but something that it is loved is for its food, specially street food.

Now be it a nukkad chat wala, or that old small shop of gol gappa wala, we don’t mind getting into hours of traffic to satisfy our taste buds. And one universally acknowledged truth is that these street food vendors can beat any chef. This is because while chef’s are busy making their authentic Chinese or Japanese dishes, these vendors serve you something that your taste buds appreciate. From momos with super spicy tomato garlic chutney to the bhalla papdi, everything is DESI. And no matter what, every Desi man would settle for street food…

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HOROSCOPE-BOOZING: Now what the hell is that?

Dine Dazzle Dive

Today if I tell you that I’m going to select a PERFECT DRINK for you using the stars, you might roll your eyes, or call me a lunatic. Well, believe it or not your Zodiac Sign has much to say about your boozing desires and apathies. Remember how you always like beer while your best friend is a wine person – seems random?  Well, ask your stars!! 

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Traveling the rest of my life?

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Today we are going to talk about how would I travel around the world for the rest of my life. My dreams may be stupid and some of them impossible but I’m just not person who can stand in one place for too long. (Be prepared for long and boring writings by me. For those who don’t have the patience to read check out the bold sentences.)

Two weeks ago I talked about my plans for the future and how I would like to travel the world rather than live the life others call normal. ‘Hasan asked on that post:

I have a question though, you mentioned about deciding to take university or not cause it might get stuck in the way of your travels, how do you manage everything? Like I think if I start going around the world I will HAVE TO abandon the work and everything and…

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5 Everyday Fruits that can make your Morning Tea Healthier and Tastier

Dine Dazzle Dive

Common fruits can make your run-of-the-mill teas an expedition through the tunnels of deliciousness!!  I have enlisted a few fruits that we find everyday and everywhere, they are always a part of our grocery list, and their nutritional value is unparalleled. They are colorful, they are sweet, they are tangy – a bundle of joy; just add them to your basic tea recipes and get engulfed in their varied flavors each day!!

  • Apple:04_Apples

    Instead of water, use hot & diluted apple juice (fresh or canned) to steep the tea. If you feel lazy, you can always add freshly chopped apple in your steaming-hot tea and let it infuse. Put some honey for a flare of sweetness. There is more to the cliché, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” than meets the eye. Rich in antioxidants, Vitamin C, Vitamin B Complex, dietary fiber and a plethora of minerals apples…

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Food photography – Tips for beginners

Cooking Without Limits

I often get asked photography questions: what camera I use, how to take good photos without a professional camera, etc. Everything  in this post comes after a few years of taking photos and making lots of mistakes, but learning from most all of them (Sometimes you repeat the same mistake).

  • Lighting – For a good photography you will need good lighting. Start with natural light at your window sill; turn off all artificial light and don’t use your flash. Just see how beautifully the sunlight comes in. If the light is too strong, add a diffuser, such as a white curtain, to soften the light. If taking pictures during the day doesn’t work for your schedule (as it often doesn’t with mine) then I’d suggest investing in some lighting gear. Do not use your built-in flash. Ever!  Don’t feel confined to taking photos in your kitchen. Move around to see…

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Lemon Cranberry Pound Cake

Tastable Insatiable


Growing up, my grandmother made the absolute best pound cake. No matter where I went or who made the cake, it never even came close to how good my grandmother’s was. Because I was scared of her pound cake standard, I always stayed away from making it. Eventually I got the courage to try making it myself. After trying numerous recipes, I finally found one that came extremely close to hers. After tweaking it with extra almond and vanilla, I finally had the pound cake that reminded me of home.


I continued to play with the recipe and created wondering flavor combinations. One of my favorites is this lemon pound cake with cranberries. A lot of cranberry loaf recipes use fresh cranberries in their batter. Because I couldn’t find any at the time I just rehydrated some sweetened dried cranberries. It worked perfectly.


The cake came out buttery and golden…

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