What is my caste, asks the lead actor of the movie Article 15, to a bunch of bewildered policeman who are in awe of this newly posted IPS officer in the fictional village of Lalgaon in Uttar Pradesh. One of them musters up the courage to say: you are a Brahmin, sir. Okay, he says, [...]
There are two things Chef Kunal Kapur believes in: one is to simplify the cooking process and two, to try and reach near perfection if possible, in his kitchen antics. As of today, he goes by many names such as celebrity chef, television personality, cooking whiz and inventor of recipes with a twist. His [...]
Go Goa, but opt for South Goa, if you want serenity, cleaner beaches and some relaxing family time. It's not boring at all, as I found out.
All those who have seen the Hindi version Kabir Singh starring Shahid Kapur of this Telugu super hit and are raving about it may not have seen the original film so far, that is premiering on Amazon Prime right now. Either of the films will do, for your Sunday night film viewing. But if you [...]
She's just 26 and has been singing since she was six. This stunner with a powerful, sexy voice, MaryJo De Mello who is half German and half Portuguese has been singing in the Goa circuit for a very long time. She belts out numbers in various languages like English, Hindi, Konkani, Portuguese, Latin and Russian. [...]
A little boy lost who finally found his path, his true calling, to emerge as one of the country’s top celebrity chefs is how Sabyasachi Gorai should be described. At 47, everybody in the food business and out of it knows him. And if you're among those who fancy themselves to be discerning, [...]
Nordic noir that's impossibly haunting, terribly intense and set in a place that teaches us what it means to be at odds against nature. Nature, here has the greatest role, both when the natural blizzard happens and then when the man made avalance occurs. Nothing can move without the will of Mother Nature as we [...]
Sometimes when you have a long weekend and suddenly make an impromptu plan with friends to go somewhere, there aren't too many options available. Reason being that all hotels, resorts at a nearby distance are usually bursting at the seams. There are long queues everywhere and if you have small kids, its usually not a [...]
Fio Cookhouse & Bar at the Epicuria Mall in Nehruplace has a comfortable, relaxed ambience with lots of light, both inside and outside the restaurant. Good food, service and very aesthetic interiors make it a must visit.
In his first non medical book--Is Your Child Ready To Face The World?-- Professor Anupam Sibal, Senior Pediatrician and Group Medical Director, Apollo Hospitals Group, guides us through the art of parenting, with aplomb and elan.
Imperfecto Ruin Pub at the Gardens Galleria Mall in Noida lives up to its name. Friday night stories.
Movie review of the second film in the trilogy: Fifty Shades Darker, currently streaming on Netflix India
Ankit Gupta, the young and dynamic director of the Burma Burma Restaurant and Tea Room says his being a herbivore has nothing to do with him opening a vegetarian restaurant. That very obvious thought does cross the mind though, doesn’t it?
Now, before you get any ideas, let me tell you that the path to this award-winning hotel in the Landour Cantonment area in Mussoorie is certainly not rocky at all. Instead, rocky would refer to (pun intended) the hair-raising, nerve chilling experience we had, while on our way to this place. Not for the faint-hearted, [...]
That, Adil Hussain, the actor can stir up a whole lot of excitement at an event is not a very surprising thing anymore. But a few years ago, we would have gone, 'who?' Well, things have changed since then. Agent Vinod was when the film-going public first noticed him and then, after he kicked up [...]
Clear skies, fresh air, the unpolluted simple life beckon us to the hills. Enroute ...I found these picture postcards...from Rishikesh, Mussoorie and Landour.
Seek and enjoy the boundless beauty of nature...,
This one's a killer. Previously you've seen cops hot on the trail of murderers, criminals, drug lords and what not. Here in Line of Duty on Netflix, a British BBC police procedural television series created by Jed Mercurio, you have cops gunning for fellow cops. We are introduced to AC 12, Anti-Corruption Unit 12 with key members [...]
On Tuesday, the Indian Air Force targeted one of the biggest terror camps in neighbouring Pakistan's Balakot area. Though inadmissible, it was revenge for the terror attack in India's Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama a few days back where we lost a large number of armymen.
Salute to IAF and the Indian army for this operation. MY THOUGHTS IN A POEM.
Slowly falling leaves, a beautiful yellow in the fall Brought me to you The fading best of the summer that was disappearing Hid me in your arms And then it was dark, deep and a heavy, dull winter When I craved for you and needed you But you were gone You needed to get back [...]
Kick ass rap served slum style. Honest and hard hitting.
Not just about sex, but its also about the sex. Witty, entertaining, smart lines dominate this series starring David Duchovny. Watch on Netflix India.
If it's South Indian food, one of the top contenders has to be Sagar Ratna. Both the brand and the owner Jayaram Banan are as distinctive as can be.
Read my take on this.
Vicky Kaushal is brilliant as usual. A film to watch especially in the wake of more recent attacks. It proves that terrorism understands only the language of bloodshed and killings.
Andhadhun is a macabre yet brilliant fest. Bazaar has promise but slides into mediocrity.
BBC TV series, Luther, Season 5 on Amazon Prime is excellent. Watch it!
Teeming with wild animals, lush greenery along with the typical tall elephant grass, beautiful sunsets with clear skies, Kaziranga in Assam is a sight for sore eyes...
Photo essay: a little hamlet in Assam called Bamundi
Starling in Sector 104, Noida, has that essential buzz about it. Check out the newest mall in this area for good restaurants, playzones, cafes, gym, grocery shopping and some no stress leisure time.
Slow to pick up. Yet heavy duty stuff that you can watch only if you are a serious crime lover. I'm hooked.
United Coffee House in New Delhi's Connaught Place has legacy written into their delicious food. A must visit.
If you are sexually harassed at work; you don't really have to take it and speak up years later. Just say no!
Mid-life crisis or mid-life upsurge? Married? Kids? Dont let that be your excuse to not have a career goal or a purpose in life.
Bingeing on crime shows a bit too much? Fear not. Research says it makes your brain get sharper and smarter. Top 5 CRIME on Netflix
Goa was just what I needed on my first all women holiday trip. Check out where I hung out: the good, good and good. No bads and uglies here:)
Find out why I became a new convert to healthy food from the state of Assam in India, despite being an Assamese myself!
PUBLISHED AUGUST 2018 issue SPICE ROUTE magazine, the in-flight magazine of Spice Jet Airways
(Published in HT Brunch, Sunday magazine of Hindustan Times)
Where is home? A question that never ceases to surprise or pique my curiosity, whenever I think about it. For the vast majority of people who have been brought up and gone to school and married and had children and worked in the same places forever, this question would seem ridiculous. But for people like [...]
Since the Fatty Bao restaurant opened in Delhi a little more than three years ago, I have wanted to go there for a meal. But as luck would have it, it just quite didn't happen. In fact, I had been to the Sangam courtyard mall in RK Puram, quite a few times and visited a [...]
39 year old Nagpur born Niraj Jawanjal is nothing short of a trailblazer. One could also call him the man who is slowly but surely heralding a change in how women view themselves. And that is nothing short of a feat in a largely misogynistic society with a patriarchal mindset. It all started when I [...]
Chicken Tangri The famous food joint Rajinder Da Dhaba, in Safdarjung, Delhi, India Chicken Curry Shammi Kebab Paneer Makhni Gur sandesh Gur Rasmalai They say you're not a pucca Delhiite if you've never eaten at Rajinder Da Dhaba. Having lived in Delhi since 1998 and only recently migrated, I have done my full bit:)This place [...]
Finally made it to the Top 100 List of Indian Lifestyle Bloggers!
What does this look like to you? Some people I asked said it's a hot water flask:) Well, it looks good enough to be that. But it's just the InSinkErator gadget that helps dispose off kitchen waste, in the right manner.You know that feeling when your kitchen sink gets jammed? How? Well, obviously with all [...]
From being a hardcore Netflix junkie to finally making peace with Amazon Prime, I've come a long way. Not only did most shows on Amazon Prime make me do obnoxious and weird comparisons with Netflix, mostly because I was just a one internet video woman, but I also disliked innocuous things like the format of [...]