Minimalism: The Art of Doing More With Less.

For decades the world has believed that to be successful one needs to do more – work more, earn more, spend more. Minimalism, on the contrary, focuses on doing less – buying less, earning less, working less – and in turn, living more. The focus, say experts, should be on the experience not possession. The …

Lebua Corbett: Where Understated Luxury and Love For Nature Coexist.

When was the last time you washed your face with turmeric and sandalwood? When was the last time you had a bath under the stars, what was the last time you had food made with locally grown produce, out in the open? Imagine the joy then when I got all this in a hotel in …

Frontier Mail, and Polo Bar — where classics come to life.

That is the thing about being a food writer -- rather being identified as a food writer -- that you cannot write anything without mentioning food. Not that I am complaining -- it just tells me people value what I say -- or not say about food. Case in point Noor Mahal. The reason I …

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 …