I'm Manisha, a small business strategist and entrepreneur. My food blog, Indian Food Rocks, is about my personal journey through life, spiced by eclectic Indian food and entertaining anecdotes. Apart from cruising the global kitchen, some of my obsessions include gazing at the Rockies, sneaking away on invigorating hikes, wielding my camera, knitting and crocheting, and dabbling in the concept of Voluntary Simplicity. I am also immersed in the challenge of raising a child while straddling two divergent cultures.
It's taken almost nine years to create an About Me page. Largely because I don't like labels.
I do, however, like stories.
And food. Especially Indian food.
I started writing this blog in March 2003, which makes me a dinosaur in the Internet era. I might as well be one because the first browser I used was Lynx, back in the early-90's. I have been on Blogger right from the start, when Pyra Labs first launched the blogging platform. There were no pictures nor were there any comments. There was no way of knowing if anyone read my blog. I cringe and laugh when I read my older posts but I have left them there as evidence of my journey and my growth, (here come some of the labels!) as a writer, an amateur photographer, a parent and most importantly, my relationship with food.
You can also find me writing a monthly column for the Whole Foods Market Cooking blog.
As of Fall 2013, I will be teaching Indian Cooking Classes, a hands-on workshop, at the Home Cook Kitchen of the Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts, Boulder.
On October 12, 2013, I will be introducing a British-Indian comedy, Jadoo, at the Boulder International Food Film Festival, part of CU Boulder's International Film Festival.
The best way to get to know me is to read my blog, engage in the conversation, and interact with the little community I have built around my blog. Bring your food ideas to the conversation and let's bond over something we all enjoy!