Category: Indian Culture

Happy 70th Birthday India

Happy 70th Birthday India

Or belated birthday! As Indian Independence Day was on August 15th. This month is a particularly proud month for us Indians. We celebrate our 70th year of independence from British rule.  And... Read More

Bhang Lassi

Bhang Lassi

Serving the community is one of the key values on our Heart of Kasa value, and April means two things in the San Francisco community – taxes and 4/20! See out... Read More

Lassi: The drink, not the dog…

Lassi: The drink, not the dog…

Next time you sip on a Kasa Mango Lassi delivered through a fancy on-demand technology platform, I want you to ponder that you’re also drinking in a centuries-old “offline” tradition... Read More

Why (Some) Indians Gamble On Diwali

Why (Some) Indians Gamble On Diwali

Diwali has many different rituals and traditions, but one in particular very popular with Punjabis is gambling through the late hours of the night. Playing cards is accompanied with plenty... Read More

Chai, Indian Style pt II

Chai, Indian Style pt II

Last month, India – one of the world’s largest democracies – celebrated 68 years of independence from British rule. We hope some of you were able to come in and... Read More

Smoking Hot Camels

India is intriguing in so many ways.  One of my personal fixations with India is the way animals and people interact so closely. India is a third of the size... Read More

Why We Serve Our Food On Metal Plates

After 16 months of being open, curiosity has finally gotten the better of me, and I google imaged ‘Prison Food Trays’.  The reason for this strange search, is that one... Read More

Doing Justice to My Grandma’s Parathas

This Saturday from 5pm onwards at Kasa, we’ll be offering a real Punjabi treat for the first time:  Aloo (potato), Keema (minced lamb) and Gobi (cauliflower) Parathas.  I’m dedicating this special to my... Read More

The Extended Punjabi Family

This entry is dedicated to my cousin in London, who is about to have family from India come to visit. The Punjabi extended family is as rich and complex as... Read More