Femina's talented women blogger award!

I'm so thrilled! The national publication Femina, awarded me a talented women blogger award "Blogger Bee" under the Food category, as part of their "Woman that you are "campaign! 

As part of their campaign they chose to acknowledge talented women who excel in the online world of Fashion, Beauty, Social Justice, Food, Books, Films and Home decor and I am so honoured to be among  these rocking women 

In case you can't read that, this is what I had sent them when they asked me for a short write up:

I love food and am an enthusiastic home cook and new mom who cooks, bakes and blogs at www.magpiesrecipes.blogspot.com,  from the SF Bay Area. I am rediscovering the food that I grew up on, in Kerala by cooking it, along with our awesome team of home cooks and bloggers who too share this passion at www.thekeralakitchen.blogspot.com where we are trying to preserve, share and celebrate our wonderful cuisine.

Femina is without a doubt the best woman's magazine in India and I practically grew up on it. They have an awesome food and recipe section and I remember my sister and I  trying out a simple recipe for aloo tikki  ( but it was mostly her- I just ate it all!) from my mother's copy when we were about 7 and 10! 
As a teen, their fashion write ups definitely contributed to my sense of style.  I breathlessly followed all the entertainment news, interviews of women achievers in all sorts of different fields, workout tips, the Femina Miss India pageant and so much more! I am sure that Femina has in some how or the other impacted the lives of almost every woman and girl growing up in India, and opened up the world for many us. 

This is what they have to say about their latest campaign featuring a TVC with newest Bollywood sensation Kalki Koechlin which you can click here to watch: 

"We have chosen to put the spotlight on the modern Indian woman's expanding roles & changing equations at her Home, Workplace, Social space, Personal life & the Online space.
She is the Princess of all things, She is Nobody's fool, She is the Wizard of Odds, She is the Femina Woman"

Thank you Femina and thank you my dear readers for motivating me to keep blogging and keep growing! 


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