I’M just back from a month in southern India, where all is lush, peaceful, and communist. In Kerala, this translates as higher literacy rates, greater gender equality, and less desperate poverty, rather than gulags and Stalinist pogroms. Like the rest of secular India, religion is everywhere; temples, mosques and churches tranquilly co-exist side by side. All gods are catered for.
Mon, 02 Mar, 2020
We’ve had a charming new voice in food here at the Ballymaloe Cookery School recently, a young Anglo Indian girl named Maunika Gowardhan, whose simple, delicious, and authentic recipes have enchanted even Jamie Oliver. In 2014, she did a FoodTube video with Jamie on her butter chicken,
Sat, 26 Nov, 2016
TAMIL NADU in South India, particularly the Chettinad area, is a ‘road much less travelled’ than many of the trendier tourist destinations like Goa, Rajasthan and Kerala but intriguing, particularly for those who have a penchant for temples, architecture and of course food.
Sat, 19 Mar, 2016
Investigators frantically sifted through the rubble of a crashed plane today looking for the black boxes – the cockpit voice recorder and the flight data recorder – after India’s worst air crash in more than a decade killed 158 people.
Sun, 23 May, 2010
CHARLIE Wilkins, the well known gardening columnist, will be leading an unusual Mediterranean cruise in September. The trip will include a flight from Cork to Barcelona, with two nights on terra firma, and seven further days and nights on the high seas, with the liner calling into such ports as Nice, Pisa/Florence, Rome, Naples and Sicily.
Sat, 12 Apr, 2008