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Jazz it up with jamun

Jazz it up with jamun

Once upon a time in Delhi, if you didn’t find me at home, you would probably have spotted me at Yojana Bhavan, which was a stone’s throw away from where I lived. I enjoyed chatting with a gentleman who sold the most delicious fruit chaat next to the sprawling government ...

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The king Crab fest you must not miss

The king Crab fest you must not miss

This time it is worth dirtying your hands. Sticking your well-manicured (or not) nails into the crevices and nooks to scoop out every bit of that tantalising meat. The King crab fest at Mekong in Marigold is a reminder that the best things are enjoyed best by hand. The restaurant ...

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‘Nice to see women-oriented films doing well’

‘Nice to see women-oriented films doing well’

There is a certain charm that Jiiva brings to the screen. The boyish, bright smile certainly helps, he is easily the lovable boy next door. He also possesses the skills that make his characters believable. The announcement of the State Awards for Tamil films last year was further proof of ...

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The cuisine of others – The Hindu

The cuisine of others - The Hindu

There is something about food books. Every time I read one, I find a thread that ties it to my life. I think that is why we all enjoy reading food books written by people we do not know, and about cuisines that we have never tried. It’s always nice ...

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Vasundhara Chauhan on some enticing aromas of the East

Vasundhara Chauhan on some enticing aromas of the East

A week after returning from Singapore, I’ve had time to process the food experience somewhat. It’s such a starburst of flavours, colours and influences, each with its own unique history, that what I’m left with is a jigsaw whose disparate pieces join to create a bright picture. My writing can’t ...

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A tribute to vegetarian dishes on World Vegetarian Day

A tribute to vegetarian dishes on World Vegetarian Day

Mention vegetarian to a non-vegetarian eater and most often than not, paneer jokes will begin to roll. This is however only goes to show how ill-informed we are about our food chain. October 1 is World Vegetarian Day and what better day than this to pay ode to my new ...

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Drop by Beirut-inspired Rue du Liban restaurant in Mumbai

Drop by Beirut-inspired Rue du Liban restaurant in Mumbai

Every once in a while a restaurant comes along that not only seduces the palette but also the senses. Rue du Liban, the brand new Middle Eastern inspired dining spot, aims to do just that. It is situated in Mumbai’s fast-transforming Kala Ghoda neighbourhood, which for decades was a Mecca ...

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A platter full of seafood

A platter full of seafood

Driving away from the buzz of the city life on the smooth and scenic coastal route to Rushikonda is a big stress-buster. But that is not the only thing that has been drawing crowds to this beach. The Vihar restaurant situated on the hills of Rushikonda overlooking the sea is ...

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What Massimo, the world’s best chef, has to say on food waste

What Massimo, the world’s best chef, has to say on food waste

This year, Chef Massimo Bottura’s restaurant, Osteria Francescana, was ranked No 1 by The World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards. You may know him from the Netflix original series: Chef’s Table. What you may not know is the Italian chef also founded the non-profit association ‘Food for Soul’ to empower communities ...

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Clubbing in Thoothukudi – The Hindu

Clubbing in Thoothukudi - The Hindu

The sun is down and the lights are on. It is 8 pm and I am on a mission in the port town of Thoothukudi. A friend has just texted me this teaser: “Have you been to the nightclubs of Tuticorin yet?” I wonder how I have not heard of ...

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