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

It’s All In The Sauce

30 Dec


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