Monthly Archives October 2015

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I never thought I was cut out to pursue a PhD. After a 3-year gap between my undergradand and post-grad, re-learning academic writing was a task. (Especially since I spent my working years un-learning it!) But once the feat was accomplished - in fact, I just submitted my first paper, which may explain the silence on the blog ;) -…

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While the Itsus and Wasabis of London offer abundant outlets for your sushi fix, I was searching for a more out-of-the-box, and less out-of-the-plastic-box Japanese dining experience. And no, my student budget is not cut out for the Nobus of this world. So when my friend booked a table at Kurobuta, a hip-Japanese bar and grill, which in fact boasts…

Saanya Gulati's Blog - Honey Mustard Chicken

When I’m in charge of the menu, I usually resort to vegetarian food. Those who follow my Snapchat feed may know this, from the endless flood of fried-rice, fresh salads and avocado shots. But there are always exceptions to the rule, and this one involves some exception-al honey-mustard chicken. I couldn’t resist the pun. This dish is both time and cost…

Saanya Gulati's Blog, Think Foundation - Thalassemia

In January 2013, I ran the Mumbai Marathon in support of Concern India Foundation. I raised Rupees 1.3 lakhs to advance the education of underprivileged children. This year, my sisters and I are raising money for the Think Foundation, which supports children with Thalassemia. You may be wondering what Thalassemia is. The fact that most people have either not heard…

Saanya Gulati's Blog - Living in London

From a lone student lugging two large suitcases off a pavement on a windy morning, it often surprises me how quickly London has become home. Scurrying down Westminster Bridge in search of the LSE campus, I quickly learned my first lesson: being smartphone-less is no way to navigate the sprawling city of London (especially if you’re as directionally challenged as…

Saanya Gulati's Blog, Terttulia

herehile Mumbai’s mills and malls have rapidly emerged into popular food hubs, they have rendered standalone restaurants to be rather underrated. But for some it’s the niche status they’re after, rather than mass accolades. Terttulia’s secluded spot in Shivaji Park awards it exactly that. Of course being ranked #1 in Pune didn’t make it entirely anonymous, but amidst a large…

Saanya Gulati's Blog, Hummus Salad

Week 1 of London student life and you're amidst a burgeoning pile of books, and a diminishing bank balance. Between navigating London’s rainy streets and grabbing every opportunity to socialize, it almost seems humanly possible to find the time to cook. Although I am managing the seemingly impossible, most of my meals consist of pastas, sandwiches and salads. In my defense I am still struggling to…

Saanya Gulati's Blog (Mean Girls Day)

"On October 3rd, he asked me what day it was."  If this phrase doesn't ring a bell, then you may not understand why October 3rd commemorates Mean Girls Day. I'll allow you to refresh your memory here: Mean Girls is more than a chick flick. It's a culture. A culture of teenage drama in American high schools,  - right from prom queen politics,…

Being a blogger is great, but being the friend or a relative of a blogger is a different story. Since blogging a relatively new profession, chances are that most of your friends knew you in your pre-blogger days. At least the ones you’ve had for a while. ;) While my friends and family are supportive of my blogging, it’s only your…

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