Back in 1989 when a team of chefs headed by Praveen Anand decided to set up Dakshin at the then Sheraton Park Hotel, the vision was clear — serve authentic South Indian food. Somehow though, things refused to fall into place and meal trials failed to pass muster....
Last week, when a massive fire broke out at the 850-year-old Notre Dame Cathedral, a pall spread over the world. Journalists reported the event in hushed voices, as if mourning the death of a loved one. Onlookers were shown singing hymns and offering prayers on the street as...
“As a child, I would only wear matching clothes and I cried if my mother made me repeat an outfit, ” says fashion-blogger Alkananda Bodapaty.Today, Alaknanda is a brand influencer and she has a growing community of admirers and followers on social media. Alkananda thanks her parents for...
“Day 52 was the coldest and the hardest. Visibility down to 20 metres, wet roads, freezing cold headwinds, rain, sleet, snow with a temperature of -6 degrees... The rear wheel of my tandem cycle was deflated. Standing on the side of the road with my head on the...
In a sense, Sunil Sethi, tall, athletic, white beard and all, represents what men want from fashion, what they’re currently wearing, and what they aspire to. So we asked him a few quick questions at the inaugural edition of the India Men Show at The Metropolitan Hotel. Is...
Over 1,000 feet below us, the Bay of Bengal spreads out like a rich blue carpet, with white frills. Along its edge, the coast of Pattipulam snakes its way parallell to the grey tarmac of East Coast Road. Somebody once said: “The horizon is just four kilometres away.”...
“Day 52 was the coldest and the hardest. Visibility down to 20 metres, wet roads, freezing cold headwinds, rain, sleet, snow with a temperature of -6 degrees... The rear wheel of my tandem cycle was deflated. Standing on the side of the road with my head on the...
Sochi is both Russia’s summer and winter capital. Come September end, the picturesque Black Sea resort town with subtropical weather revs up again for the Russian Grand Prix at its august Sochi Autodrom, where turbo-charged single-seaters burn some rubber against a postcard backdrop of snow-capped peaks.But vroom past...
Messages painted behind trucks that criss-cross the country have caught my interest for long. They range from the prosaic to the sublime, simple, poetic and even witty. Some catchy enough to put any top-notch copywriter to shame. Some of the ad guys from India’s Madison Avenue surely must...
Peanut butter hummus, roast peppers and walnut sauce, roasted egg plant with tahini sauce and pomegranate, Moroccan style millets and lentils. According to Natasha Celmi, a culinary enthusiast who started the gelato chain Mama Mia in 2005, these Mediterranean small plates can be quickly rustled up at home...