Unexplored Gems of India: Daman and Diu

Home to the Portuguese for four centuries until 1961, Daman and Diu, India’s second smallest union territory still bears a strong essence of the bygone Portuguese era with its architectural marvels replicating European heritage. With sunny beaches, colonial forts and churches, Daman serves paradise on a platter for those in search of tranquillity. The white … Continue reading Unexplored Gems of India: Daman and Diu

Enchanting accounts of endearment

Book: The Nine Chambered Heart Author: Janice Pariat Price: Rs 399 Publisher: HarperCollins “Perhaps it’s the only way to retain it. Love. To never have it happen. To love, otherwise, is always to lose. And isn’t it true? That one imagined kiss is worth a thousand real ones.” A writer falls in love a hundred … Continue reading Enchanting accounts of endearment

Gorge on these yummy prawn dishes

With the onset of winter, comes an everlasting lust for delicacies which often leads to holiday weight gain! The Spice Route at The Imperial, New Delhi has arranged a mouthwatering list of recipes in order to celebrate winter in a very healthy approach. A brainchild of Chef Veena, Chef De Cuisine at The Spice Route, … Continue reading Gorge on these yummy prawn dishes

Uphill, where time stood still

"Nice place, right?" asked Ganesh, as we looked down at the valley hoping to spot a big cat before sunrise. I don't remember if I actually answered him, but my brain squealed with joy, "Oh yes! It's probably the best place to be when you don't want the rest of the world to bother you." … Continue reading Uphill, where time stood still

An Artiste’s Abode

It was as if, a spark of energising current ran down my spine on a Friday morning as I received a call from an unknown number, “Ma’am, main Mohan, The White Peaks, Gagar se bol raha hun. Aap kal aa rahe hai, na?” asked a friendly voice over the phone. After affirming my scheduled arrival … Continue reading An Artiste’s Abode

Hitting the right notes!

Nostalgia at 1911 Brasserie at The Imperial orchestrated the launch of Piano club on Steinway back in 2014 to initiate extravagant live concerts with unique artists, promoting the live music heritage of the hotel. This year, in association with Hungarian Information and Cultural Centre, Nostalgia had Zoltan Fejervari, to perform and mesmerise music aficionados in … Continue reading Hitting the right notes!

Sufi means destroying the evil in your heart: AR Rahman

It turned into a fan-moment for many wide eyed patrons, when the humble AR Rahman stepped onto the dais and thanked everyone for their presence and being patient. The internationally acclaimed artiste was in the Capital to officially announce his upcoming concert in November, The Sufi Route. Organised by Friday Filmworks, INvision Entertainment, and Invloed Matrix, The Sufi Route has been established to … Continue reading Sufi means destroying the evil in your heart: AR Rahman

Shubh Mangal Saavdhan: Bold minus vulgarity

Film: Shubh Mangal Saavdhan Director: RS Prasanna Cast: Ayushmann Khurrana, Bhumi Pednekar, Seema Pahwa, Bijendra Kala Rating: 3/5 After months of sweet glances, harmless stalking, and little smiles, Mudith(Ayushmann Khurana) finally musters up the courage to go ahead and talk to Sugandha(Bhumi Pednekar), who works in the same neighbourhood at Nehru Place. But owing to … Continue reading Shubh Mangal Saavdhan: Bold minus vulgarity