A husband a lover and a woman caught in between.

Dear B, You might be slightly surprised to see this letter. After all, we haven't spoken in almost four years, since that muggy afternoon when I left. It is not that I have forgotten you, in fact I remember you very often -- and very fondly -- but I have not had the courage to …

Megu: Delhi’s finest Japanese Food

Have you ever seen fresh horseradish paste being made? I hadn't either until I met Ishwar, the smiling young man at Megu who did it in front of me. Brought in from Japan, ground fresh on a piece of shark skin (also from japan), the fresh horseradish turned out to be much milder and more …

Lucknow: A home that no longer is

The one thing that amuses and comforts me in equal measure in Lucknow is the language. The हम and the आप, the lilt and the singsong; the subtle goading and the open dismissal all done with love and brotherhood. I wonder if I spoke like this too (some people say I still speak like that) …

An Eid in Lucknow

I grew up a vegetarian in Lucknow. Okay, I will repeat if it doesn't register. Yes, I did grow up a vegetarian in a city that is celebrated all over the world for its kebabs and biriyani. And until 24 years of age, I hadn't even seen what the kebabs or biriyani here looked like. …

48 Hours in the City of Lights

Paris. The world capital of fashion, art, food and literature, home to wide tree lined boulevards, quaint crêpe stands, chic boutiques, classy art galleries and of course, iconic sights. The idea of covering the city in just two days seems impossible. But it isn’t. With a little thought and planning, you can make the most …

Avartana: southern soul, global face, and an experience to cherish.

Curd rice made with sago. Potatoes that look like fish and chips. A toffee made with white butter and wrapped in beetroot paper and a paan that looks more like gelato -- nothing is what it seems and yet it satisfies like a lost flavour from your childhood. Served in fixed menus of seven, eleven, and thirteen courses with vegetarian, non-vegetarian, and seafood variants, a meal at Avartana is a special culinary experience.

Soul Pantry: wholesome, clean, good food, made with love.

It is not everyday you come across a place that instantly connects with you, Soul Pantry does. Simple, minimalist yet charming the newest deli style café at Andaz, Aerocity puts you at ease the minute you enter. Elegant, and understated, the place is a welcome change from loud, over the top restaurants that have flooded …

Tredelnik, Beer, Goulash: How Prague Feeds the Hungry Soul

At 1:30 in the afternoon we are as hungry as we are tired. Our feet are blistered, our bellies are rumbling, and we seem to have no energy to explore the city we had been looking forward to most. Travelling on a budget comes with its share of challenge and compromising on good food sometimes …