Sol India

Above: The dressing room at Sol India There is a great store tucked away in the Zona Universitaria called Sol India and they sell Indian clothes, accessories and decorations. Tucked away in the little street that runs off of Maximo Gomez by the Supermercado Nacional, you wouldn’t know it’s there unless you…

Gandhi

Over two nights I relaxed with the movie, Gandhi with Ben Kingsley. Watching the movie reminded me of how much it moved me as a young girl. Interestingly, I have had a thread of Indian culture woven, almost imperceptibly though my life. Other cultures like Mexican or my love of France have…

Self-Less versus Self-Sufficient

My ex taught me about being selfless, about considering the other over yourself, about being completely conscious of your effect on others. It’s not an American way to be. Americans put themselves first. We get our coffee before we give our kids breakfast; we tell our partners what we need from them…

Kollywood Memories

Above: Dance at the end of Slumdog Millionaire Almost everyone has heard of Bollywood by now, as it has eclipsed Hollywood in terms of number of movies and scope of audience, but there is another movie center in India and it is called Kollywood. Kollywood is the name given to movies from…

Indian Spices

Typically most Indian meals that we make use the following spices to taste: mustard seed paprika turmeric (mostly for color, use sparingly) garam masala ground coriander ground cumin black pepper fresh chili pepper salt Specialty dishes we will also use: green cardamon seed black cardamon seed coriander seed fenugreek seed cloves anise…