Author Archive | Tarquin Hall

City of Widows

I’ve spent a couple of days in the city of Vrindavan in the state of Uttar Pradesh doing research for Vish Puri 4 (as yet untitled). There are roughly 15,000 widows living in the city. They’ve been shunned by their in-laws and parents and now live in ashrams. They’re given… Continue reading

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Crispy golden aloo pakora

Thin and round slices of potatoes dipped in a thin layer of besan and deep fried are a delight to relish
Crispy golden yellow aloo pakora teamed with hot masala chai is a stealer. You can relish the mouthwatering aloo pakora along with your spouse or with a group of… Continue reading

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Meet Vish Puri

He’s portly, persistent and unmistakably Punjabi. In hot and dusty Delhi, where call centres and malls are changing the fabric of Indian life, Puri’s main work comes from screening prospective marriage partners, a job once the preserve of aunties and family priests. But when more challenging cases come his way,… Continue reading

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