In the pursuit of nourishment or sustenance
It started as really wanting to be a food blogger. Growing up in an Indian (Marathi) household, most of my young life has revolved around the intricate human relationships that develop around food. I’ve written college essays about it, committed one too many table faux pas whilst devouring dessert, and developed a complicated relationship with it all when I discovered dining halls and worked against body dysmorphia.
Throughout, I never stopped thinking about food and its far-reaching meanings: power to convey emotion, forge relationships, and establish tradition.
I grew up a little and suddenly nourishment (and the opposite) started flying in from more unexpected places: a piece of sky, a nap in the grass, involvement in unexpected communities. Then, I began to see the world: Taiwan, Vietnam, India, Thailand, Spain, Morocco, Mexico and more), and my definition of alimentary stretched to include the quest for nourishment of all kinds : physical, gastric, mental, and spiritual.
Here is where I record all of that. Take me with a grain of salt (laugh now, pls. thx), but join me if you’d like as I work through life and times as a human sponge for all things delicious, calming, and exciting, and do my very best to live alimentarily.
(All content and pictures written/taken/uploaded/loved by yours truly)
You can find my professional portfolio at shalakagole.com. This one’s just for fun folks, but now I work too!
Currently in: Mumbai/Bombay, Maharashtra, India