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The great Indian Kitchen

It was just yesterday that I was having this conversation with a friend. She asked me, ‘why don’t you hire a cook?’ And it’s a question a few of my colleagues have asked too. And quite frankly, irrespective of whatever excuse I may give for not hiring, the honest answer may be that I have started enjoying cooking. I am not talking about the creative art of cooking when the right mood arrives. I am talking about cooking as a daily habit. The everyday cooking. An Indian household churns out Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and sometimes even an evening snack. There was a time it blew my mind to think even it’s humanly possible. Spending so much time every day cooking. What drives us to do this otherwise mundane, uneventful, and tedious act? And I must admit that there was a time when I used to view it just as dull, a necessary evil. When did this change?

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