Archive | December, 2009

An interview with Radhika Menon of Tulika Books

30 Dec

Radhika Menon

Radhika Menon began Tulika Books in 1996, and the imprint has gone on to become a respected name in publishing children’s literature, a pioneering publishing house that has a multi-lingual presence in English and Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam, Marathi, Gujarati and Bangla. Here are some insights from a chat with her:

Would you say that reading habits have changed since you first began bringing out children’s books in 1996?
I would describe the change not so much in reading habits, as in children’s publishing itself. In the last few years, there has been a buzz about Indian children’s books. We have Children’s Books Festivals and there is a large pool of talent of illustrators, writers and graphic artists working to make children’s books better. It is now an active and vibrant space. Continue reading

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It’s All In The Sauce

30 Dec

sanjay-matta

Sanjay Matta, is a freelance Chef specializing in French Cuisine. Having got his Diploma in “The Chef Course and Culinary Arts” at Institut de Formation (INFA), Chantilly, (France), he has been a consultant chef for Dune Beach Eco Hotel in Pondicherry, 10 Downing street pub & restaurant in Chennai to name a few.

What is it about French Food that sets it apart? The SAUCES, of course.

When one thinks of continental or European food one of the key ingredients is a sauce. “Sauce” is a French word that means “a relish to make our food more appetizing”, though its origin lies in the Latin from the word ‘salsus’ meaning salted. Continue reading