Neeraj Govil Unveils Shaadi By Marriott, Says It's An Expres...

21 July 2017

WHEN the world's largest operator of hotels, Marriott International, decides to get hitched to the Big Fat Indian Wedding, you know the revenue stream is getting grander than ever. Speaking hours...


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Why Our Ghee-Sprinkled Ayurvedic Diet is a Better Answer Tha...

14 July 2017

YOU'RE as good as what you eat. It was ayurveda that first popularised this theory, which is why the Indian science of dietetics is held up with respect around the...


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As Hospitality and Food Services Sectors Cope with GST Syste...

02 July 2017

THE NEW GST regime is perhaps one of the most complicated taxations systems to be put in place anywhere in the world, maybe not so much for end consumers, but...


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Growing Mangoes Gets Juicier As New Technique Lifts Producti...

17 June 2017

INDIAN POETS, from Kalidas to Amir Khusrau, have waxed eloquent about the mango tree, the producer of the fruit of the gods and the abode of the melodious cuckoo, and...


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The Young Man Behind White Rhino and His Romance with the Ol...

16 June 2017

WHEN WE were young and bright-eyed, we grew up on stories of the blood-soaked exploits of the dacoits of Chambal, starting with the notorious Man Singh, but there will be...


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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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