Sonal Kellogg
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Independent journalist, writer, Child Sexual Abuse survivor & activist and a strong voice against sexual abuse.

VARIETY

 |   4-minute read

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.

LIFE

 |   5-minute read

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.

ART & CULTURE

 |   8-minute read

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.

LIFE

 |   7-minute read

Not only Narendra Modi, we Gujaratis love mangoes!

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

LIFE

 |   5-minute read

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.

LIFE

 |   7-minute read

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.

VOICES

 |   4-minute read

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?

VARIETY

 |   6-minute read

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!

LIFE

 |   7-minute read

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.

VOICES

 |   5-minute read

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?