Saffron is used quite widely in India. From providing a beautiful coloring to basmati rice, saffron is also used in Indian sweet dishes, as well as in worship. During meditation, it is not uncommon to find it being mixed with sandalwood paste and applied to the forehead, as this paste
As the East Coast continues to experience a heat wave, I've been determined to stay cool by eating foods that are naturally cooling. Enter the cucumber! Considered a holy fruit in northern India, cucumbers are sattvic, calming and refreshing. Being made of over 90% water, cucumbers
Looking for that perfect summer read? Well, look no further. The Monkey recently spoke with graphic novelist, Jai Sen about his magical stories, The Malay Mysteries.
Levitating Monkey: How have the stories depicted in the Malay Mysteries been shaped by your time living in Indonesia in your youth?
The Charaka Samhita, (ancient Ayurveda text) does not recommend using salt (specifically sodium chloride) on an everyday basis, as it increases pitta and kapha and can exacerbate diseases of the blood. Himalayan salt, on the other hand, may be consumed daily, as it is considered