Vatsala Mamgain

Vatsala Mamgain is a glutton, cook, runner, tree lover, matchbox collector, shopper, reader, and talker.

  • 2017 All I Want from 2017 is…

    Slow down a little bit, 2017 – in the good parts, the happy parts, the cake-eating parts. The others, you have my blessings to do your usual weirdass shit.

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  • ManwithaPan-Cooking-Food Man with a Pan

    Men have the same attitudes to the whole cooking shtick as they have to cars and careers. Which means that they bring to it a sense of adventure.

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  • Fantastic Feasts and Where to Find Them

    The one thing that successful wedding planners understand is that weddings are all about food and entertainment. What Shah Rukh can do, food can definitely do better.

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  • Wedding Missing: The Big Fat Indian Maharaj

    In the good old days of the Indian shaadi, it was only the maharaj that was oversized. And as kids, we were hooked like crack heads to the food that he conjured.

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  • BeautyandtheBread-prettydessert-arregrub Beauty and the Bread

    The purpose of food today is not to be eaten, but to look ravishing on a plate. It’s now against the law to consume anything edible that hasn’t spent some time in a parlour.

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  • HostelHungerGames-Arre Hostel Hunger Games

    It doesn’t matter how successful and sophisticated we are, how varied our food choices. As former hostellers, we are all essentially large drool glands bounding to stuff our faces.

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  • The Pretentious Guide to Gourmetfication

    It’s not easy marching to the beat of the extra-virgin, cold-pressed, tea-smoked gourmet drum. But you got to try.

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  • Neo-Spirituality and the Chi of Common Sense

    Five easy steps to climb the ladder of neo-spiritual success, one pretentious woolly rung at a time. Let the bliss begin.

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  • The Fad that is Food Intolerance

    Step aside, those of you with genuine medical issues. I have news for the rest of us: You don't have to have a real food allergy to claim a vague food intolerance of your own.

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  • Always Tweet Before You Eat

    When I think of all those years of wasted opportunity – years that photography has existed but no one thought to photograph every morsel they put into their mouths! What a loss.

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  • Refusing To Da Da Ding

    Bores are bores, but exercise bores are the worst. While your garden-variety bore can yammer on about anything in the world, the exercise bore is limited to details of his workout.

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  • They Came, They ☺, They Conquered

    Emojis are kicking the ass of mere words. Love, sex, swag, we can convey it all, with simply one character. Can our vocab get any richer?

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  • Kiss from a Nose

    Wonder what’s with the nos(e)talgia? Well, science explains how smells ring a bell.

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