The Curious Case of Tamarind Love

What is with tamarind that wakes up the taste bud like no other fruit. We, Indians have been using tamarind since the time of Mahabharat and Vedas. Folklore says that the beautiful shape of the tamarind leaves is a result of Laxman’s skill with bow & arrow. Read the story. Even the word Tamarind comes from Arabic meaning the Indian date.We have been using tamarind as a flavouring agent in Indian food for ages, one of our favourite curries is the South Indian Rasam.How can one forget the Samosa with Tamarind & Date chutney? We at GO DESi also decided to pay tamarind our own tribute with Imli POP, the new avatar of Imli lollipop that all of us have...

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The Beautician and the Tailor

When reading this you’re probably sitting comfortably in front of your laptop, in your office chair during a “brain” break, or lounging on your living couch scrolling uncontrollably through your smartphone to kill time on a boring Sunday afternoon. Have you ever wondered how your life would be if you had to take a risk and completely change your career, how your life would be if you had to abandon the job you know so well for another one you know nothing about? Let’s face it! Not many of us have the courage to take that leap of faith and plunge heads on into the unknown, mostly because we don’t have to. But what if you had to?Vinutha is the...

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Monsoon in Malnad

It’s always difficult to start a journey and the first steps will almost surely be sabotaged by personal worries, too little time, fear of the unknown, misconceptions, indecisiveness, and definitely by lack of geographical knowledge. So then why not start with a map? A map of one’s own emotions that have been lying abandoned for too long like a dusty summer road in the middle of …nowhere.GO DESi began to take shape while reeling off memories on the winding paths of northern Karnataka. In fact, GO DESi has always been in our mind, in a collective mind that connects generations through the childhood memories of the many intertwined scents in mom’s kitchen. Coming down from the benevolent mountains, we crossed...

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