Diary of a Sushi Virgin

As fresh as the sea. Image by Sruthi Vijayan. If queues were measured on an amphibian scale — from plankton to blue whale — the line outside Sushi Dai is…

Finding India in Myanmar

“Indiaaaa,” he says, dragging out the ends like a veteran ring announcer. “You come from the birthplace of Buddha?” he asks. This is the first time I’ve been pegged as…

Love in the Marina

Gram flour, rice flour, salt, pepper, and a little water to bind. Shakunthala uses one hand to pull back her windswept hair and the other to mix the ingredients. She…