A knowledge sharing initiative on traditional wisdom by Zishta

'Bodha' is a repository of traditional knowledge gathered by travelling to nook and corner of India, spending time with artisans and local communities, understanding traditional value & authenticity and documenting to make sure such wealth of knowledge is available for everyone. Through this we aspire to build a family of believers who will be the future "Guardians of Traditional Wisdom".


  • Rasam

    Noori Charu – A unique heirloom rasam recipe from Sriprasanna Madan. On a journey through my memory lane. Reminiscing Subbu avva and her indelible memory of noori charu (Rasam) Subbulakshmi… Read More

  • Surviving Lockdown: Wisdom of the Day

    Yesterday our Prime minister came on National TV and announced that entire nation would go on lockdown for next 21 days. Though in my opinion, this announcement could have been… Read More

  • Media Coverage on Zishta

    Wish you all a very happy and prosperous New Year 2020! The last few months of 2019 had been extremely exciting for us at Zishta. Thanks to the sustained effort… Read More

  • Seasoning & Maintaining of Clayware

    Cooking in clay vessels has been a part of Indian tradition since ancient times and is a preferred utensil for nutritious, even cooking process. An authentic clayware is unglazed and… Read More

  • Utility and Life of Clay Cookware

    Clay cook ware is versatile and any type of food can be cooked in it ranging from a wide variety of north, south, east or west or be in vegetarian… Read More

  • Considerations while buying clayware

    We take maximum care in deciding what to cook for our family, and therefore, the utensil we’re cooking in also plays a great role in ensuring the nutrients are intact.… Read More

  • Selecting your ideal Kadai Cast Iron Vs Pure Iron

    One of the questions that bother us is whether there is a difference between cast iron and Iron cookware and if yes, what is the difference, where is it used… Read More

  • Why did our grandparents ate the way they ate? Recapturing traditional wisdom!

    If you have eaten a traditional Indian meal at weddings or festivals, you’ll know that a tiny portion of payasam is always served first, and then we get spicy foods… Read More

  • Prakruthi: Scientific approach to sustainability

    I was recently shifting houses from the congested Indiranagar locality to an other congested residential locality in JP nagar. A week of complete confusion and desperate activities followed: get the… Read More