• Photo Story: The Portrait of Gangtok There is unrest at Indo-China border in the North East and agitations at West Bengal border in South. There are no visible solutions yet and this has left Sikkim worried. And I think about my trip to Gangtok. I had never been to the North East of India till I visited Sikkim in May 2017. […]
  • Photo Story: Ahmedabad by Night The Walled City of Ahmedabad, founded by Sultan Ahmed Shah in the 15th century, has been declared India’s first World Heritage City. I got to experience this maze of a citadel last night The World Heritage Committee (WHC) of UNESCO made the announcement late on Saturday night following a meeting in Poland’s Krakow. “Thrilled to […]
  • From the Archives: I believe in small towns I was raised in a small temple town in South India, that was a bell jar of life, love, and prejudices. It felt self-contained and comfortably familiar — a severed outpost of progress way in the days of trunk calls and rationed television. I remember mornings of temple chants, ground coffee or anise and those […]
  • Elements of Eater Experience: The UX of food I see Subway as a sandwich bar where they drown you with options. Yes, I am glad to micro-manage my sandwich. But the choices and the questions intimidate most of their customers. Add the Indian sense of indecisiveness and you have a potent Mexican standoff at the counter before you can say Chipotle Southwest. They […]
  • Thirst-day Exhibit 07: Ferran Adrià We need to put the thirst back in design professionals to be aware, appreciative and understand art. So my Thursday posts are going to be about the artists who inspired me. I have stepped out of my comfort zone to the culinary arts here. Could you imagine people eating a painting — if they could […]
  • The Secret in the Sauce Our trip to Goa is incomplete without a meal at Martin’s Corner – a symbol of Salcette style Goan food with vinegar, spices, dried red chillies and jaggery at its core. You need to know about Salcette – a central Goan province with a twist in its cuisine. The famous Goan Recheado (pronounced ‘reshad’) sauce […]
  • Aqua Vitae: Water of life Whisky has been my favourite drink for a while now. Like how I walked into the doors of Jazz music, I have been a student at the whisky school too. This documentary I found taught me a few things about Islay distilleries. I cannot drink any other alcohol anymore. I have fallen head over heels […]
  • Turbulent Trays: The rise and fall of airline food Good airline food is an oxymoron. An improbability further diminished by strange reheating apparatus and plastic containers. They do promote food in the non-coach classes. But it is just better cutlery and wine. Few years back, my city airport was not a serious international hub. It resembled a state tax office with a wind sock […]
  • Good Infographic: Know what you are counting I will not allow a relevant infographic pass by without sharing it with you. This is one such asset. Enjoy and do post if you have seen good ones. Thank you. Via: WeightLoss.org
  • Too wide a spread for forty I am officially over the hill. I am forty. I have started squinting at small text, watch what I eat, pass time intensely listening for aberrations within my body, talk about it with others, workout as if life depends on it (does it?), examine my belly whenever time permits and try to upgrade to business […]