Your gateway to recreating McVeggie

Is there one thing that’s of American origin yet you miss its variation from your native country? That’s what McDonald’s is to me. Living in the US for the last 4–5 years, I miss Indian McDonald’s for real. The McDonald’s in India is A-mazing, especially for vegetarians. Wondering why? Because of the numerous vegetarian options available!!! (Yes, I’m a preferred vegetarian)

When I first went to a McDonald’s here years back, I was so disappointed that they don’t have a single veg option. Not in the sides, not even in burgers! Just fries. Eh. Similarly, in the Indian menu, you’d…


… not by the clock!

It was a fairly warm day and San Fransisco was blessed with the sun on that Sunday morning. One of my friends and I decided to go explore a few of the places on our must-see list, while the others slept in.

She is my adventure buddy, yes. We’re both spontaneous and always down for some exploring. Since we all just moved to San Fransisco right at the end of 2020, there are numerous hidden gems in the city & around that we haven't explored yet. The Camera Obscura & Holograph and Ocean Beach were two of them. …


Veg Masala Wai Wai Instant Noodles

Cooked Veg Wai Wai Noodles in Plate

Growing up in India, Wai Wai noodles were readily available in the market. For the longest time, I thought they were an Indian brand. Then I heard they were from Nepal but when I finally looked them up online, I found out they were actually a product of Thailand!

As Wikipedia says, introduced in 1972, they are produced by the Thai Preserved Food Factory Co., Ltd. Apparently, though they initially started in Thailand but 13 years later in 1985, the Chaudhary Group in Nepal built a Wai Wai noodle factory and collaborated with TPFF. The same noodles I think vary…


I am not a writer. Growing up, I was not really fond of reading, and thus writing wasn’t something that came naturally to me. I was, in fact, scared of writing. I wasn’t confident about my English (I’m Indian). I didn’t know how to put things together in the right structure; I just couldn’t think I could do it.

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I remember in elementary school, my mother would help me with my school essays and I would be so happy about it. …

Kriti Chawla

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