Kolahoi’s grandeur, ‘laziz’ Wazwan at The Manor

Kolahoi’s grandeur, ‘laziz’ Wazwan at The Manor

By Kishori Sud New Delhi Piping hot and fresh galouti kebabs, crisp nadru (lotus stem) chips laid out on a simple serving plate, the main course served in beautiful taramis — intricately carved platters used to serve Kashmiri Wazwan. It was a culinary evening to remember. Old World Hospitality has come up with a series […]

From ‘Miss Campus Princess’ to ‘Miss World’: Manushi Chillar’s ascent within a year

From ‘Miss Campus Princess’ to ‘Miss World’: Manushi Chillar’s ascent within a year

By Jaideep Sarin Chandigarh It has been a title bagging year for a doctor-in-the-making. Manushi Chillar, the Miss World 2017, has been bagging beauty titles in the past one year even while pursuing her course in medicine in an all-girls medical college in Haryana’s Sonepat district. The 21-year-old beauty was crowed Miss World 2017 at […]

Sur, Oman: Perfect stop for lovers of exotic beaches

Sur, Oman: Perfect stop for lovers of exotic beaches

By Sandeep Sharma (Sur (Oman) A picture-perfect lighthouse, a dhow factory, wadis, a cinema hall, mountains, fishing, boating and a few exotic beaches — Sur, the second-richest city in Oman after the capital Muscat, has a lot to offer to travel junkies. Situated on the north-eastern coast of Oman, the city, which is the capital […]

Chef Gaggan Anand: There is no such thing as a curry

Chef Gaggan Anand: There is no such thing as a curry

By Bhavana Akella Bengaluru Ranked as Asia’s best restaurant for three years in a row for his eponymous “Gaggan” in Bangkok, Kolkata-born Chef Gaggan Anand is all about taking Indian food to the world beyond its stereotyped curry prism. He’s on a mission to prove to the world that the concept of curry doesn’t exist […]

Indian American couple pledges $200mn to transform healthcare in India

Indian American couple pledges $200mn to transform healthcare in India

By Arun Kumar Fort Lauderdale (Florida) With a $200 million commitment, an Indian American doctor couple has teamed up with a Florida university to bring world class medical education to India and potentially transform healthcare in the country. With Zambia-born India-educated cardiologist Kiran Patel and his paediatrician wife Pallavi Patel’s gift, the Nova Southeastern University […]

‘Regionality’ sets Indian food apart: Chef Gary Mehigan

‘Regionality’ sets Indian food apart: Chef Gary Mehigan

By Bhavana Akella Bengaluru Globally renowned English-Australian chef, television show host and restaurateur Gary Mehigan says he believes that “regionality is what sets Indian food apart” from the cuisines across the world. In an email interview from Melbourne, Mehigan said Indian food is gaining deserved attention globally. “We’re close to seeing India explore its intellectual […]

Less than 4 grams of salt a day linked to major heart damage

Less than 4 grams of salt a day linked to major heart damage

The equivalent of approximately two teaspoons of salt a day is all it takes to potentially cause structural heart damage leading to heart failure. A U.S. study of almost 3000 people, with the median age of 49 years old, examined data from lab tests of sodium intake, heart structure and heart function. It found those […]

Bir: Of serenity, monasteries and the monsoon (Travelogue)

Bir: Of serenity, monasteries and the monsoon (Travelogue)

By Somrita Ghosh Himachal Pradesh Imagine a morning like this — pull aside the window curtains to witness the magnificent snow-capped Dhauladhar range standing tall and the surrounding hilltops covered by dark clouds; suddenly it starts pouring heavily, rain drops sprinkling your face as you sip your morning cuppa. Well, this is how I was […]

‘MasterChef’ brings families together: George Calombaris

‘MasterChef’ brings families together: George Calombaris

By Natalia Ningthoujam New Delhi “MasterChef Australia” judge George Calombaris says the long-running reality competitive cooking game show has changed the way people look at food, and that it unites families. The show is back with its ninth season where contestants have to win the judges’ heart and appetite by whipping up lip-smacking dishes. Doesn’t […]

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