Susheela Menon

Susheela Menon has written several short stories and flash fiction pieces, and most of her work includes mysterious creatures, miracles and magic. Much of her work can be found online.

Unniappam

Onam beyond the sadya

The official state festival of Kerala, Onam marks the harvest season for some, the birth of Vamana for some, and the homecoming of legendary King Mahabali for others. Harvest or homecoming, the…

Karkidakam

Kerala’s Karkidakam: When medicine meets the monsoon

Kerala’s ferocious monsoon is both beautiful and bewildering as it brings essential rainwater along with a spate of physical discomforts for which the state’s forefathers foresaw remedies in the form of Ayurvedic…

Sydney opera house and bar

A vegetarian’s Sydney diary

There’s hope for vegetarians Down Under, as this flavourful food diary from Sydney establishes beyond any doubt. On my very first night in Sydney, I dug my teeth into a warm sandwich…

Vishu feast

Indian Classic: The Vishu feast

Central to Vishu, the Kerala festival which marks the first day of Medam, the ninth month of the solar calendar, is a feast which celebrates the bounty of life. From the song…

Blue mountains, sydney, australia, travel

Bewitched by the Bunyip of the Blue Mountains!

A short hop from Sydney is the magical land of Australia’s Blue Mountains. Whether you’re fascinated by First Nations’ mythology or the splendid natural beauty that inspired it, this region is certainly…