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Interview: Leo Hayashi, tabla player

Interview: Leo Hayashi, tabla player

On Saturday, July 16, 13 year-old tabla player Leo Hayashi will be performing at Devang House’s Rhythm & Bliss – A Tabla Recital, accompanied by his father on the Harmonium. Here, we interview the young prodigy on his background, passions and goals for the future.   Leo, tell us a little about yourself - where were you born? When did you come to India?  I was born in Osaka, Japan. I have been traveling to India since the age of one years old. At that time, I used to come as a tourist.  I shifted permanently to India about five...

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Aneesh Ashokan
Demystifying Organic Eating

Demystifying Organic Eating

Over the past month, the Devang team has shared some tips on why it's important to #LiveOrganic on our Facebook page. Here, we highlight all our findings. The most common question that arises when one is introduced to the concept of organic eating is – “Is it really worth it? Is it a genuine endeavour or a marketing gimmick?” In an attempt to demystify the concept of organic eating, we’re sharing with you a behind-the-scenes perspective of all the little yet hugely impactful details that go into organic farming. So the next time you’re deliberating between that organic produce and its...

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Aneesh Ashokan
The Truth About Diabetes (plus tips)

The Truth About Diabetes (plus tips)

Last year, during our New Year Eve’s celebration, three of my friends were looking distressed. They disclosed to me that their husbands had been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes! It was frightening for me that people who are in their early 30s, and had just started their lives a few years ago in Delhi, have now become part of the list of millions of diabetics. I’ve known them for four years, and the news was difficult to swallow! But this is the scary truth of today’s world, especially in India, where people are becoming diabetic as early as in their...

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Sesame Khichdi: Recipe

Sesame Khichdi: Recipe

Sesame Khichdi is one of our signature dishes at Devang House - it combines traditional Indian home flavors with Asian notes of sesame oil, soy sauce and spring onions. This recipe, curated by our executive chef Priyam Kumar, shares the simplicity of this fusion dish!  Ingredients Unpolished white rice (70 g) Salt, to taste Beetroot, peeled and chopped (20 g or 1.5 tbsp) Brown sugar (15 g or 1 tbsp) White vinegar (15 ml or 1 tbsp) Sesame oil (15 ml or 1 tbsp) Soy sauce (10 ml or 2 tsp) Spring onions, chopped (20 g or 1.5 tbsp)   Method Serves 1 Gather all the...

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