Frommer’s says, “… there’s no real ‘best’ time to go” to NYC!

Well, they're right! Their review on The New York Times is quite comprehensive. Here's another perspective, but effectively it also means - go any time. August 30th, 2007 9:26 pm Late Spring (it's no more freezing cold) - you get to see the fresh greens; Summer - but of course, so you can walk around … Continue reading Frommer’s says, “… there’s no real ‘best’ time to go” to NYC!

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I’m visiting NYC – What should I do?

Well, if you're not sure when you'll be here, here's my two cents worth. Last summer, I offered some of my Readers' Suggestions in the New York Times. Since then, much has changed on the economic scene, but some of these basic ways of enjoying a visit to New York City remain, regardless of the … Continue reading I’m visiting NYC – What should I do?

Gujarati cuisine in New York City

The cuisine of Gujarat is unique. When I came across this reader comment in The New York Times, I craved again for spicy muthia! August 30th, 2007 If you have taste buds that crave for not-so-spicy but zesty food, you’'ve definitely tried Indian cuisine. But now do try some exotic Gujarati savory - – khaman-dhokla, … Continue reading Gujarati cuisine in New York City

Music from the ‘art… “Kajra re”

Miniature paintings of Rajasthan often follow the theme of "Ragas", the code followed in Indian Classical Music. In recent times, this visual folk art is being rendered through everyday objects (some on the video here, are 'coasters'). The classical music theme on my animoto video is from a cheesy dance number "Kajra Re" choreographed for … Continue reading Music from the ‘art… “Kajra re”