A day at the resort – Raichak on Ganges

The maddening bustle of the metropolitan city can drive one crazy. While Kolkata has a plentitude of historical monuments and is soaked in rich culture, heritage and foods, yet there are moments when one wishes they could run away and be lost for a while in the midst...

Kheer – A story and a recipe

India, through the centuries, has been a country deluged with milk. The Bhagavata Purana, the Mahabharata, and the Vishnu Purana make reference of 'Samudra Manthan" where the Ocean of milk or Kshira Samudra was churned for the creation of amrita, the drink of...

The Seven Unforgettable Moments in Leh – Ladakh

If there's one place that I was nervous to travel to; it was Ladakh. While it is definitely in every traveller's bucket list, the acclimatisation and the stories that one hears about AMS or Acute Mountain Sickness can make a first timer unsure of a trip to the...

Father’s Day with The Ultimate Keema Macaroni Bake

As a student, while my two sisters were super intelligent and found their place in the top position in the class I was pretty mediocre. I was happy with my 60 per cent and spent a considerable time outdoors. Sporty, competitive and tomboyish I would be a part of every...

Iftar at the Jama Masjid, Delhi

The month of Ramadan is a holy period for Muslims all over the world. Observed in the ninth month of the Muslim Calendar, it is a period of self-detachment, introspection and focus on God. It was during Ramadan in which the Quran was revealed to Prophet Mohammad on...

An Experience at The Floating Market, Dal Lake

An epitome of paradise on Earth, Srinagar despite the turbulence, continues to enthral the visitors with its resplendent beauty and the Dal Lake. The Lake is Srinagar's jewel, a vast stretch of rippling water with carved wooden houseboats moored at its edges and the...

Go Goa Goan at Taj City Centre, Gurugram with Chef Vaz

Steeped in the medieval past of Goa are tales of conquerors, seafarers and missionaries; of Portuguese ships docking and the mingling of cultures, languages and food with its ethnic people. Today, the Portuguese influences have dovetailed with the Indian to create a...

The Emergence of Home Chefs and Popularity Of Pop-Up Food Events

The last few years have seen a rise in 'pop up' dining and luncheon events. After food trucks, home cooking events seem to be the next wave of innovation and evolution in the food sphere. Home Chefs are opening the doors of their homes to welcome guests or joining...

The Best Luxury Resort in New Delhi -The Roseate

Birthdays are special days when the world conjures up to make dreams come true. While the day is spent soaking in the laughter and cackles of friends, clinking of glasses at some point during the day seals the concept of Joie de Vivre.This year for my birthday, when...

Macher Matha Diye Dal – Fish Head in Moong Dal

Did you know that dals were virtually unknown in ancient Bengali cuisine? This is one stark difference between the ancient and contemporary foods of Bengal. The superabundant supply of fish, thanks to its terrain meshed with rivers, delayed the use of pulses as a rich...

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