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 …

Books, Cities, and Stories.

Sixteen years before man landed on Moon, Tintin had already shown us what the moon looked like. Julius Verne took us Around The World In Eighty Days at a time when people hardly ever left their homes; closer home The Ramayana and Mahabharata showed us not only parts of India but also foreign lands. Books …

Uttarakhand: The land of rustic flavours and robust food.

Think of Uttarakhand and the first thing that comes to mind are the gleaming white mountains. Lush jungles and bubbling rivulets are next, but this land of the Himalayas and the Ganga is also home to some beautiful food -- something not many associate with the state. "Uttarakhand is a land of rustic flavours and …

My Favourite Places To Eat In Delhi.

Someone asked me today what was my favourite place in Delhi to eat. I did not have an answer. She then asked what was my favourite cuisine. I did not have an answer. Probably exasperated the next question was what do I cook, yet again, I did not know what to say. No, I wasn't …

Jamshedpur: An Unlikely Gourmet Capital

A hot griddle sizzles over the fire as a young man swiftly pours the batter and spreads it out in one smooth swirl. Next, he sprinkles a mix of sliced onions, beetroot and a potato mix and pours a copious amount of oil. A few flips later, the batter emerges on a dented steel plate …

Solo Travel: And Why All Women Should Do It.

Wind in my hair, spring in my step, joy in my heart, and a song on my lips – I clearly remember every sensation of my first solo vacation ten years ago. I was slightly anxious, a little nervous, but happy nonetheless—and relieved to be alone for a change. As a new mother overwhelmed by …