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 …

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 …

A Journey to the end of the Indian Subcontinent.

The sea sprays a generous sprinkle of salt water on my feet even as tiny fish wriggle in the clear current underneath. The wide canvas in front of me displays shades of blue I did not know existed; a lone ship at the horizon completes the perfect picture. As I stand at the edge of …

Celebrating Sri Lankan Flavours in The Heart of India.

Fiery Masks, fragrant tea, airy lemon puffs, stringy hoppers -- few things define Sri Lanka like its food. Very similar yet completely different from Indian, the culinary gems of the island nation are hard to describe, even for a food writer. One reason, I have not yet written much about the food from the nation …

UNESCO World Heritage Week: Prambanan.

There are many ways to learn about history – reading history books, studying about the subject, watching videos and documentaries – but there is only one way to experience history, and that is by being in places where history was made and being a history buff, I often find myself in places where history was …

UNESCO World Heritage Week: Borobudur, A Hidden Gem in the Heart of Java.

It is still dark when we arrive at a resort close to the temple. A bright reception welcomes us and a lady promptly hands over torches to everyone — we are supposed to walk the rest of the distance.

Borobudur: The Hidden Treasure of Java

“If you try to look up Borobudur in the map, you may not be able to find it easily. You will find Bali, you will find Ubud, you will find Surabaya, but Borobudur is not something many people know about.” My driver tells me as he drives the coach in pitch darkness. It is barely …