All posts from Mahek Shringhey

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Celebrate Diwali the Better Way

Come autumn, people across all age groups in India gear up excitedly for the biggest celebration of the year. Diwali is to Indians what Christmas is to the western world. Almost an entire week in the month of October or November, depending on the lunisolar calendar is rightfully deemed a national holiday and the festive […]

October 27th

WWOOF-ing India Week 4: Life Lessons

The week started off with sweet farewells and a welcoming. It was time for Pettina and Alexa (the two American girls) to leave the farm and travel to Hyderabad to continue with school. And it was also time for the arrival of Tamarind Café’s Chef, Kaoru Kawabe. To honor the occasion, we went for a […]

October 24th

WWOOF-ing India Week 2: Bugs, Dung, and Darkness

A quick flight and an hour-and-a-half long car ride later, I arrived at Samata’s Mango Tree property adjoining the organic farm ready to WWOOF. In an ongoing humdrum of construction and farm work, I met with Jonathan Benda, the garden manger, who is nothing short of a walking-talking encyclopedia. His agility and confidence has enabled him […]

October 10th

WWOOF-ing India Week 1: City Girl in a Farm World

** Editors Note: Over the next two months, EdenKeeper will feature the personal journal entries of Mahek Shringhey, a self-proclaimed “foodie” from Mumbai, India as she works on an organic farm in Goa and travels to vanilla plantations in southern India. Follow along on her mouth-watering journey as she explores the connection between the stomach, […]

October 3rd