Eat & Drink

Chef Floyd Cardoz’s Goa on a Platter

Chef Floyd Cardoz’s Goa on a Platter

Searching for authenticity is as simple as going back to your roots and staying there. Sharing memories of Goa, Chef Cardoz tells us about the power of food in building connections and shares three of his favourite recipes “The first day was always a blur,” […]

Life Lessons from Coorg

Life Lessons from Coorg

I find no civet cat coffee droppings or warrior kings in Coorg, but come back with copious amounts of coffee, cardamom and a crash course in life There are two kinds of holidays in our adult lives. The first one requires booking a resort or […]

The Kolkata Dossier

The Kolkata Dossier

“So in the streets of Calcutta I sometimes imagine myself a foreigner, and only then do I discover how much is to be seen, which is lost so long as its full value in attention is not paid. It is the hunger to really see […]

Five homegrown natural cookware brands your kitchen needs

Five homegrown natural cookware brands your kitchen needs

For many years, my family’s sil batta (stone grinder) and khalbatta okli (mortar and pestle) lay under the hot case in our kitchen. Solid, hand-hewed primitive scullery tools, come spring and they would be pulled out to crush spices to smithereens by the kitchen help. […]

Coming home

Coming home

On our first solo trip together, I visit Amritsar with my father, the city where he was born, embracing my identity and discovering my family history along the way My father was born in Amritsar at his grand parents’ house on a bitterly cold January […]

The Fiji Files

The Fiji Files

Following the footsteps of the queen by trying Kava, a traditional Polynesian brew as potent as four pegs of whiskey Just what were the odds? Within a week of devouring a dog-eared edition of Alexander Frater’s watershed Chasing the Monsoons, embellished with a reference to […]