TERRA MADRE Mother Earth – A Trip to Turin, Italy

November 2, 2010

When we were invited by Navdanya to be a part of a delegation to Terra Madre 2010 conference on Slow Food, we were excited, but in all honesty, we didn’t know what to really expect. So we went with no grandiose expectations, just our faith in the larger design of the maker, in the faith [...]

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Congratulations from Mr Amitabh Bachchan

November 1, 2010

A letter from Mr Amitabh Bachchan, India’s Superstar to Mr. A.P.Parigi (Pedatha’s son) offering congratulations when “Cooking at Home with Pedatha” won the Gourmand Awards. Here is a transcript of the letter: June 19, 2007 My dear Mr. Parigi, Hearty Congratulations! We are delighted and rejoice at the news that your mother, Mrs. Subhadra Krishna [...]

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Benediction-by-Yogacharya B.K.S. Iyengar

October 5, 2010

Yogacharya B.K.S.Iyengar (Guruji) is a living legend who has taught yoga in unique way to all his students. He finds the meaning of the yoga sutras by his practical search and regular practice of yoga. Thus, he has helped all to experience the wisdom of the yoga sutras. His style of teaching yoga is called [...]

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Ayurvedic Cookbook Launched by The Duchess Club

February 20, 2010

Hon. MP Smt. Jayanthi Natarajan was the guest of honour at the launch of Sukham Ayu in Chennai. Actor Mrs. Revathy, journalist Mrs. Geetha Doctor and culinary expert Mrs. Chandri Bhatt graced the occassion and offered their felicitations. A highlight of the event was Dr Roli Rangappa from KARE, Pune who answered many health queries [...]

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Prologue to Sukham Ayu by Dr. Prakash Kalmadi

October 5, 2009

Dr. Prakash Kalmadi is a staunch believer in Ayurvedic principle. To spread the message of Ayurveda, he set up a beautiful and idyllic Ayurveda and Yoga Retreat in Pune, Maharashtra, India and named it KARE. The view of the tranquil Mulshi lake from the sunny cottages of KARE fills the visitor with feelings of awe [...]

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Ayurvedic cookbook Launch with Kiruba, Latha Menon & Andrea Jeremiah

February 28, 2009

Meet the Authors at Landmark was the event for Sukham Ayu, the Ayurvedic cookbook by Jigyasa & Pratibha which has been researched at Kare. Feb 28, 2009 at Landmark, Apex Plaza, Chennai. Our Guest Speakers for the evening: LATHA MENON – Producer, Iris films & Documentary and Ad-film maker. Beyond her achievements, what is commendable [...]

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Celebrating the cookbook awards – Best Vegetarian Book

May 10, 2007

On the warm & sunny sunday morning on May 6th, 2007, the Indian Vegetarian Congress & Karuna International added more warmth & sunshine into the hearts of an overwhelmed audience as they graciously felicitated Dr. Pratibha Jain & Mrs. Jigyasa Giri for winning the award of Best Vegetarian Book in the world for their maiden [...]

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Andhra Cookbook Launch in Bangalore

January 15, 2006

The city of Bangalore always brings back memories of our journey with Pedatha & learning recipes from her. It is in this city that we began our first cookbook of Andhra vegetarian recipes. It is here that we visited Pedatha month after month learning her recipes & jotting them down. So we were delighted to [...]

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Time-tested Traditional Andhra Recipes – The Telegraph

December 20, 2005

“Cooking at Home with Pedatha” was launched in Mumbai on December 7, 2005 at The ITC Grand Central and was hosted by A.P.Parigi aka Preetham, the son of Pedatha. Mr. Yash Chopra did the honours of launching the book while felicitations were offered by Ms. Rashmi Uday Singh and Mr. Sanjeev Kapoor. To see some [...]

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Book launch of “Cooking at Home with Pedatha” in Mumbai

December 15, 2005

At the grand launch of “Cooking at Home with Pedatha” in ITC Grand Central, Mumbai on Dec 7, 2005, Cine Celebrity Mr. Yash Chopra said, “This is a work from the heart and I have never seen anything so full of love.” Chef Sanjeev Kapoor remarked, “I have written more than a dozen books, but [...]

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