ITC Hotels Hires Sanjay Sethi (ex-Chalet Hotels) as COO, Mak...

22 August 2017

WHEN Sanjay Sethi quit as Managing Director and CEO of Chalet Hotels, K. Raheja Corp's hospitality arm and developers of the JW Marriott and Renaissance hotels in Mumbai, earlier in...


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Gautam Anand, ex-ITC Hotels, Awaits Green Signal to Turn Aro...

16 August 2017

EVER SINCE Gautam Anand left ITC Hotels quietly after reaching the retirement age of 60, set by the parent company's former chairman, Yogi Deveshwar, in its centenary year (2010), people...


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Ronnie Lobo: Gentleman Hotelier, Passionate Professional and...

15 August 2017

RONNIE LOBO may not have become the chief executive of a hotel chain, but he was in his lifetime (it's so difficult to speak of him in the past tense)...


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On A Bar Crawl Across Connaught Place to the New Lazeez Affa...

12 August 2017

CALL IT the Divine Hand, or sheer luck, or a second innings. Ten years or so ago, Priyank Sukhija, holidaying with Delhi's former nightlife king, Kashif Farooq, was to catch...


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Kapil Chopra Dismisses Taj Appointment Rumour, But It Persis...

05 August 2017

SOMETIMES, rumours can be preludes to breaking news, sometimes (rarely!) not. The latest to hit the hoteliers' grapevine is that Kapil Chopra, President, The Oberoi Group, is the possible successor...


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Photo of the Day

  • The Iranian Halwa (in the foreground), which I photographed during my chat with Anaida at Soda Bottle Opener Wala, Khan Market, reminded me so much of the kadha parshad at the Golden Temple in Amritsar that I was convinced its recipe had been brought back to India by Guru Nanak's entourage, which passed by Iran on its way to Mecca. The ingredients of the Iranian Halwa are wheat flour, cooked with rose water in ghee, and flavoured with nuts and cinnamon. In the background you can see another Iranian beauty, Shole Zard, or 'yellow flame' saffron rice pudding made from aromatic rice flavoured with saffron and almonds.

After 28 years in active journalism, I have decided to quit the hurly-burly of daily newspapers and the joy of editing (massacring?) the copy of helpless souls, and become the master of my own time...

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