Our Wonderful India Trip :-)

I just came from a trip to India. Brooklyn Food Coalition’s executive director Nancy Romer traveled with me. We had a great time.

I’m posting a few pictures here. I have a plan to bring interested friends on a culinary tour to various parts of India. Next year in the cool months, we could do it. Let me know if you are interested.

I’m posting some photos from our India trip here.

Our trip started in Calcutta in the eastern state of West Bengal where I grew up. Then, we went to Shanti Niketan (Abode of Peace), Nobel Laureate poet Tagore’s global university (Vishwa Bharati). Noted journalist P. Sainath came with us.

From Calcutta, we went to Tamil Nadu and Kerala, two southern states famous for their very different food and lifestyle habits, and numerous, fascinating temples and environmental resorts. It was just a remarkable experience.

A group of Indian food and environmental activists guided us throughout the trip, and made our travel very safe and fun-filled. I want to thank them from the bottom of my heart.

Our trip adjourned in Kochin for me, and Trivandrum for Nancy. She left for Sri Lanka, and I returned to Calcutta, to see my extended family and friends one last time, before I returned to New York.

Hope you join us on our next sojourn to fascinating India.

ImageBackwater Rafting in Kerala

ImageTruckload of aromatic curry leaves

ImageActivists’ meet leaving their shoes outside the room. This is an important culture across India.

ImageFood activists in South India meet. It was such a great experience to be in the midst of them!

ImageCoconut Trees Everywhere.

ImageKanyakumari, Southernmost Tip of India, where three oceans meet. So peaceful!


Writing from India :-)


Dear Mukti’s Kitchen Friends and Supporters:

I’m traveling India right now, visiting various places to gather more knowledge about Indian cuisine with an emphasis on the health aspects of it.

Nancy Romer, a well-known food activist from New York and director of Brooklyn Food Coalition, is also traveling India with me. She is a wonderful friend and travel company. She is in India for the first time, and I’m helping her as much as I can to make her stay comfortable and enjoyable.

Do keep in touch. I’ll post more later. Right now, I’m posting a couple of pictures from Calcutta, where we are at present.

Tomorrow, we leave for a trip to South India.

Happy and excited.



P.S. — Write if you can. My email is muktiskitchen@gmail.com .



Head chef at Calcutta’s famous restaurant called Six Ballygunge Place.