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lavina melwani
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FOOD & FASHION & HEALTH  - 
 
In this season of love in the midst of winter, remembering a long, long love affair with mangoes:
It was a love affair long before one knew what love was. They were golden, dripping with a heavenly juice, fleshy and aromatic. 
To bite into a mango and get that sweet, sticky juice squirting all over your chin and clothes is to drift back into blissful childhood, into days that seemed to have no beginning and no end. You didn’t think of a future – life was in the here and now, and there was great joy in being alive in the blazing sun, in close friendships, in whiling away hours doing absolutely, gloriously, nothing.
My love song to the mango.
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Today we have thousands of Indian women lawyers, both in India and the Diaspora. But how lonely and frustrating must it have been to be the first and to try and change society?
We pay tribute to the one who started it all, and won the right for women to stand up in court and argue a case. Her older sisters could not go to university simply because no woman had ever been admitted. When Cornelia Sorabji managed to accomplish this feat, she found male students slamming the lecture doors on her face because they did not want to give up their domain. Yet she went on to become the first woman lawyer in both India and Britain.
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Do visit for a Lassi - enjoy a fresh take on Indian art, movies, food, travel!
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No matter which part of the world Indian immigrants live in, they each carry with them their special memories of India filed away in their heads and hearts. For these diasporic Indians, many now with hyphenated identities, India’s Republic Day does bring in a whole lot of memories and a feeling of pride in being a part of India, and India being a part of their emotional DNA.
On India's Republic Day, a tribute with 11 stunning images of India
http://bit.ly/20r1AJx

#Republicday  
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The day I met Sir Ben Kingsley &  heard the back stories to 'Gandhi'


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A tale from the past - the Maharaja of Patiala's legacy - a grand-daughter remembers. http://bit.ly/H8wrCB
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In this season of love in the midst of winter, remembering a long, long love affair with mangoes:
It was a love affair long before one knew what love was. They were golden, dripping with a heavenly juice, fleshy and aromatic. 
To bite into a mango and get that sweet, sticky juice squirting all over your chin and clothes is to drift back into blissful childhood, into days that seemed to have no beginning and no end. You didn’t think of a future – life was in the here and now, and there was great joy in being alive in the blazing sun, in close friendships, in whiling away hours doing absolutely, gloriously, nothing.
My love song to the mango.
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Today we have thousands of Indian women lawyers, both in India and the Diaspora. But how lonely and frustrating must it have been to be the first and to try and change society?
We pay tribute to the one who started it all, and won the right for women to stand up in court and argue a case. Her older sisters could not go to university simply because no woman had ever been admitted. When Cornelia Sorabji managed to accomplish this feat, she found male students slamming the lecture doors on her face because they did not want to give up their domain. Yet she went on to become the first woman lawyer in both India and Britain.
http://bit.ly/1TvcUlZ
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Wow! My daughter is a Harvard educated lawyer now Law Prof at Suffolk U in Boston. She will be happy to read this.
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Lassi with Lavina's Guide to Upcoming NYC events - 
New Wave Indian cinema at the Museum of the Moving Image - Cinema Sundays!  #Indiancinema
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No matter which part of the world Indian immigrants live in, they each carry with them their special memories of India filed away in their heads and hearts. For these diasporic Indians, many now with hyphenated identities, India’s #Republic Day does bring in a whole lot of memories and a feeling of pride in being a part of India, and India being a part of their emotional DNA.
On India's Republic Day, a tribute with 11 stunning images of India
http://bit.ly/20r1AJx

#republicday  
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A tale from the past - the Maharaja of Patiala's legacy - a grand-daughter remembers. http://bit.ly/H8wrCB
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Coolie’s Son Set Up ID Fresh, 100 Crore Company with just 25,000
"We were discussing names when a cousin suggested ID for idli dosa. We named the venture ID Fresh as we planned to supply fresh dosa and idli batter."
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Coolie's Son Set Up 100 Crore Company with just 25,000 from a remote village in Wayanad, Kerala. His father was a coolie. His mother never went to school.
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I have written for several publications including The Hindu, India Today, Daily Mail, Outlook, Newsday, Hindustan Times, Wall Street Journal, The Week, Asia Inc., The Tatler, Art & Antiques, and Travel Plus. I also write for several inflight magazines.
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Features, long form witing, columns, profiles, reviews, interviews and blogging
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    Lassi with Lavina - A Billion Stories to Be Shared www.lassiwithlavina.com People - Arts - Food - Travel - Trends - Fashion - Bollywood thru the prism of India
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New York based journalist for several international pubications and blogger at Lassi with Lavina
Introduction
I'm a New York based journalist for several international publications. I love writing about people, art & culture, movies, food and travel, all through the prism of India.
 I also blog at Lassi with Lavina - and invite everyone to come share a glass of chilled lassi - mango, sweet or salty!
 
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Delhi - Hong Kong - Kinshasa - New York
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