Some drinks, dumplings & desserts: places you recommended.

So I am back as promised, and today I have places recommended by you guys and not me. Also, since I want to be sure of who we are recommending, I am looking at putting only three places every week. It is impossible for me to sample anymore than those in a week and I …

Passion To Profession: How I made my ‘hobby’ My Career.

Sweet are the uses of adversity. Aren't they? Although sometimes the sweetness takes time to come out. In my life this sweetness has arrived in the form of me taking new risks -- doing things that I would never have done. Coming on camera for example. Yes, I wrote about it last time too! I …

How We Will Travel in 2020

  Transformative Travel. At some point in our lives all of us have watched a movie or read a book where the protagonist leaves on a journey, goes through certain life altering experiences, and returns a transformed person. We have however always dismissed this as another of those things that can happen only in fiction. …

When Southern France Comes to Central Delhi.

The biggest problem of being a food writer is the baggage you carry -- of flavours, textures and taste in your palate. While on one hand it may be your biggest strength, on the other it may be a pain -- you can hardly taste anything after a while. And so, off late, I have …

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 …

Of Cheese, Childhood, and Sandwiches

As middle class children growing up in small town India, we had limited access to cheese. In the initial years I hadn't even known about the existence of some rancid stuff that people would die for, later it made special appearances in form of paneer (called cottage cheese by the erudite), and amul's processed cheese …

The Brunch: Brunching in Style At Andaz

If I was to select my two favourite things in the world I am pretty sure I would choose food and art. I have always loved art. Bold, unusual, a little off the regular, things that stand out -- art to me has always been about self expression. I have always loved food too. Textured, …