My Mute Commute In Singapore


After years of jumping queues and waving down dangerously careening rickshaws (which tend to stop 5 millimetres away from my Bata-clad feet) and hopping off slow-moving trains in India, one develops a sort of thirst for a daily quota of excitement. And if one does not avail of this quota daily, then things can get stifling.…

Confessions of a Fearless Palate


When I think about packaged food in India, my mind automatically conjures up images of cold tetraPaks of mango Frooti (fresh and juicy), packets of crunchy Kurkure (can never have enough of Kurkure, can you?) and rows of instant flour mixes pledging loyalty to India’s long standing tradition of hearty carb-filled breakfasts. The Singaporean supermarkets however…

Dinner-time at Singapore


To read the first part in this series, click here. 4 years of hawker centre dining in Singapore has brought out the food enthusiast in me. I have mastered the art of eating with chopsticks, grown to tolerate tofu in large amounts and have a new-found fondness for soya milk. But there are days when…