Art, Food, Photography, Story, Travel

Lisbon day 1 and 2: the food and Sintra

I have left my heart in Lisbon. I truly have. Every corner there was sheer poetry. When we left for Portugal my heart was broken, shattered to many tiny jagged bits, and I felt disappointed, with life, and with myself for having put my body and soul through the wringer again. Lisbon stitched the frayed […]

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Customer Review, Food, Photography, Story, Travel

Lunch at Loetje aan de Amstel

I absolutely love Loetje aan de Amstel. The decor is modern, fuss-free, chic, with striking elements. The food is out of this world. The steak was perfect. The burger polished off in seconds. The Dover Sole, seasonal, fresh, and so delicate. I was in food heaven. We have been dining at Loetje for ten years […]

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Customer Review, Food, Photography, Story, Travel

Brunch at De Ysbreeker

Another grey day in Amsterdam, sometimes I wonder if all those colors Vincent painted were hallucinations or repressed memories from rare sunny days. The only way to deal with this cloudy onslaught is to hang out with old friends. We did just that over brunch at De Ysbreeker, caught up with our old friends, whom unfortunately […]

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Academic, Apoorva, Books, Education, Film, Food, Gender, Story

Those Literature Courses I Cook Up

In 2013, Apoorva put this up as his Facebook status update: Some electives for the upcoming Autumn term. What would you like to study? Sociology of the upper-middle class Misogyny and education Poetry of poverty Mental health in patriarchal societies Conflict and negotiation in family settings Mathematical methods for personal relationships Psychology of empathy History […]

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