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Sonal Kellogg

Sonal Kellogg

Founder of sabfree.orgsonalkellogg@gmail.com
Independent journalist, writer, Child Sexual Abuse survivor & activist and a strong voice against sexual abuse.

By Sonal Kellogg

Spicy wadas and pouring rain: Monsoon is the time to gorge on fried lentil dumplings, popular across India

In Gujarat, all it takes is a rain shower for people to line up outside dalwada shops. But the crisp fried snack, with a spicy chutney, is loved by people across India who add their own twists.

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An Aunty who fed Ahmedabad Goan vindaloo: Mary Lobo became a mother to students eating at La Bella

Aunty Lobo’s passing signifies the end of a special epicurean era where you got a delicious Goan meal under Rs 100, and where the owner would sit down and hear your personal tales.

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To eat like a glittering royal: A mansion in Vadodara now serves authentic regal Maratha delicacies

The historic Vadodara mansion showcases both the luxuries of royal life, as well as the richness of its taste reflected in some extraordinary cooking.

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Not only Narendra Modi, we Gujaratis love mangoes!

Trust a Gujarati to find innovative ways to accommodate mangoes in every meal twice a day.

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On Mother's Day: Mothers, teach your sons respect, so that they never abuse others

Mothers can secure a safe future for many others by raising their own sons right.

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No time to retire! Sarojben and Sharmistaben are 80+ and still revolutionising the Gujarati catering business

These two women pioneered the catering business in the early '80s when the professional kitchen was a male-dominated area. Over 30 years and running, they are still an inspiration.

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Child Sexual Abuse: It's a huge problem in India. Why don't our netas care?

India has very high rates of children being sexually abused. Punishments have increased but rates of conviction are abysmally low. Why don't political parties make personal safety education a promise in their poll manifestos?

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Holi sweets, the Sindhi way: Reinventing the lost art of Sindhi sweet making

Geeyar, Pragiri, Tahiri or Koki are all tasty Sindhi sweets prepared on Holi. It's time to revisit their glories!

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This Women’s Day, honour women the right way!

Treat her as a person first — not property, your family’s honour, or the keeper of your family’s sanskaars.

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I am the mother of a dyslexic daughter. Here’s why I think PM Modi should apologise for making fun of dyslexia

What kind of example is PM Modi setting? That it is okay to crack a joke at the expense of a person with disabilities?

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Pope Francis talks of ‘all-out’ battle against child sexual abuse: Is the Catholic Church in India listening?

Two recent cases in Kerala seem to suggest that the Church was interested in protecting the guilty, rather than standing up for the abused and the most vulnerable.

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How Gujarat's Christians are rallying for peace and the Pulwama martyrs

Christians pray for the nation and its leaders during regular church services and Sunday masses. But this time, the low-profile community felt the need to display their solidarity.

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Festival of kites and good food: Make Uttarayan happier with our delicious recipes!

The iconic dishes of Uttarayan show the energy, verve and richly composite culture of Gujarat.

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A saviour called Savitribai: She stood tall against caste and gender oppression. Yet, Savitribai Phule is a forgotten hero

Although society threw cow dung at her, she fought for the right of Dalit girls to get an education, child brides to live with dignity and women to have equality in society. This bravery in 19th century India would be outstanding even today.

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All Indian pickles are great, but non-vegetarian pickles are the best!

The pickling of meats and fish is traditionally popular in the four Southern Indian states, and Goa. There's logic and great taste to the age-old practice. Discover both with three delicious recipes.

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For child victims of incest, foster care is better than institutionalisation, but there's no effort to promote this

Traumatised children are put in Child Care Institutions till their hearing ends in court, which often only victimises them all the more.

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Yes, Gujaratis are mostly vegetarian. But they have the best winter food

From NaMo to Isha Ambani, this winter is warmed by news of Gujaratis. But how do Gujaratis keep warm through the chill months? Through their delicious cuisine and their wise use of seasonal vegetables.

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A former UPA minister tried to kiss me on the mouth each time we met

Today, MJ Akbar is in the eye of a harassment storm. But UPA ministers got away with the same. A survivor's personal account.

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How women in India are programmed to remain silent about sexual abuse

Most women are victims of child sexual abuse, they fear speaking up against men in positions of power even later in life.

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