Author: Sarika Sarkar Das

Vietnam: Emerging from the Bitter Past of Wars, a Haven of Rich Culture

Reading Time: 4 minutesVietnam is a living saga, where every corner is a witness of the bitter past, the ugly ravages of war. Here people are very innocent, but they are firm and resolute. Sarika takes us on a tour of Vietnam, exclusively for Different Truths. Vietnam was never on my bucket list. What took me there? A […]

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A Journey from Being a Nonveg to a Vegan and Healthy, Light and Fluffy Vegan Pancakes

Reading Time: 3 minutesSarika shares her journey from being a nonveg to a vegan, the challenges, and acceptance. She shares the recipe for healthy, light and fluffy vegan pancakes, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. What is life without change? People change a lot over the years. We change localities, places, houses, and sometimes even names, […]

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Trials and Tribulations of Life and Yummy Steamed Sandesh

Reading Time: 3 minutesSarika talks about the trials and tribulations life, heartbreaks and yummy Bhapa or Steamed Sandesh, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. There’s no free lunch in life! You have to pay for everything on this earth. Even love. Unconditional love is a myth. Parents too expect from their kids. You presume some people […]

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A Romantic Dinner with Husband, Date Palm Jaggery Phirni, and a Birthday!

Reading Time: 4 minutesSarika celebrates spring. She shares her birthday with St. Valentine, on Feb 14. There were many parties with friends and a romantic date with husband. She made the customary kheer at home with date palm jaggery, a Bengali specialty. She shares the recipe, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. Another spring in my […]

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Yummy Nolen Doi, a Bengali Sweet Yoghurt Dessert to Die For!

Reading Time: 3 minutesNolen Doi (curd/ yoghurt) is a winter delicacy in Bengal. Sarika shares the recipe of baked yoghurt with palm jaggery, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. We, Bengalis, love our winters. It consists of vacations, picnics and undoubtedly the best food of the year. We are connoisseurs of various flavours, consequently, our food […]

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Tempting Soft Red Velvet Cookies

Reading Time: 3 minutesSarika shares the recipe of red velvet cookies, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. I didn’t cook during December holidays. I know it is hard to believe. I was travelling to two different countries and discovered most of it. We love walking, even my 11-year-old lad is also a walking enthusiastic. We walked, […]

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Of Wedding Anniversary and Two Yummy Bengali Style Fish Recipes

Reading Time: 4 minutesSarika tells us about her 13th wedding anniversary, the loving care of her husband, who makes it grand every year and two fish recipes that her man loves. Read more in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. One of the days that most women look forward to is her wedding anniversary. Recently one of my […]

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Of Udaipur, Padmavati Controversy and Yummy Laal Maans, a Rajasthani Dish

Reading Time: 4 minutesSarika takes us through enchanting Udaipur, its palaces, and forts, the many tales of valour, the controversy surrounding a film, Padmavati. She shares a yummy Rajasthani cuisine, Laal Maans, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. Rajasthan is news these days because of the Padmavati controversy. Well, though the movie is yet to be […]

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Uncertainties of Life, its Celebrations, and Yummy Pantua

Reading Time: 3 minutesLife is full of uncertainties. Some of our friends leave early. But, life moves on. The show must go on, it’s said. Life’s celebrations are often sweetened by our favourite sweets. Sarika shares the recipe of Pantua, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Our life is on an uncertain journey in an uncertain […]

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Of Durga Puja, Wedding and Yummy Radhaballabhi

Reading Time: 4 minutesRadhaballabhi makes Sarika nostalgic. She recalls foodie Bengalis enjoy these and other eatables during Durga Puja. Interestingly, it brings back memories of her wedding. Read more, including its recipe, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. It is an open secret that Bengalis are foodies. And Durga Puja is a perfect example. Recently, we […]

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