Noor Mahal: A Palace where Art meets Luxury.

I would be honest. When I first learnt about a palatial hotel in Karnal, I was skeptical: Why would someone set up such a mammoth property in the middle of nowhere? Agreed they are close to the GT Road, country's busiest highway lined with North India's wealthiest cities, but then it is just another small …

What makes The Kimono Club Delhi’s Hippest New Restaurant.

What strikes you first is the light—natural diffused gold in the day; edgy, glamorous red at night. The space comes next. Artist, copywriter and designer Freddy Birdy’s work skillfully blends vintage disco balls with modern chandeliers, classic portraits with antique stained glass, and red couches with minimalistic chairs. Oriental wallpaper offsets crimson walls; plants from …

Diwali.

Diwali. The time to get home from wherever in the world you may be. The time to return to your roots however high you may have climbed. The time to be the child you were once -- collecting crackers, stuffing mithais and doing rounds of the mela. Of buying mitti ke bartan and chini ke …

This Diwali, Don’t Pass on Gifts — Choose Them With Love.

For the longest time after I moved to Delhi, I did not understand the craze around Diwali gifting. The noise, crazy traffic, and crowded markets left me irritated and angry. But what I disliked the most is how impersonal these gifts were: a chocolate packet for people who may be diabetic, crystal glasses for people …

A Culinary Expedition To Bengal — In Delhi.

Pujo maybe over but Bijoya is still on, which means there is still time for revelry and feasting. Since my trip to hometown was marred by a stomach infection and I couldn't eat half as much as I usually do (you didn't see any food pictures, did you?) I took the opportunity to extend the …

This Mental Health Week, Learn How To Tame Your Mind

On World Mental Health Day, a reminder to help yourself and those around you.

That Girl In Muddy Boots

It happens so quietly that you cannot prepare for it, and before you know, you are enveloped in its grip so tight that escaping seems impossible. So what does one do? Does one sit in a corner with the head bowed, eyes shut, and arms tightly wrapped, waiting for it to leave, or does one stand up and fight?

Battling with anxiety, stress, and depression can be hard, but it is not impossible. With a little care, awareness, and self-love, you can manage, if not overcome, the perpetual feeling of despair. How do I know? Well, I do it every day.

Stress, anxiety and depression are the three demons of modern times trapping more and more people in their clutches every passing day. National Institute of Mental Health describes depression as “a common but serious mood disorder that causes severe symptoms that affect how you feel, think, and handle daily…

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Australian Spring Fest: A feast of all things Aussie at The Claridges.

What is it that makes a food festival special? The size of a place? The uniqueness of the theme? The expensive ingredients? Or the passion of its team? I would say the passion and the drive to do something new. To reinvent the wheel even though the shop is running smoothly. The ingredients, novelty, and …

That Tailor By The Dustbin

I see them every afternoon while I wait outside the gate for the girls. They sit under a tree, just a few feet away from two large garbage drums. The drums were not there when they had first come in, they were placed there much later. By then, I suppose, it was too late for …