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Narendra Bhawan, Bikaner: A tale of curated dinner

Like Alice, she went rolling down in Wonderland. Only there was no Red Queen waiting to chop her head off. But, a Mad Hatter, yes. Like each time, he was at the head of the table. Only this time, he was orchestrating an elaborate six course meal. You see he had been told to keep it short. If he had his way he would have laid out an eight or even 10 course spread. Accompanied by the finest of wines, each of courses was served in tableware especially put together from the best of the places in the world, plated the finest — so beautiful that the guests at the table wondered if he had an artist to paint for him behind the scenes. And then, he ushered in the courses. Like a performance, words rolled out of his mouth, his deep voice transported everyone at the table to the world he was talking about. The world of literary classics – of Sylvia Plath, Herman Melville, Virginia Woolf, John Fante, Nicole Mones and James Joyce…

25May
Curated ExperiencesLuxuryOffbeattravel

Bikaner: Kingdom of a rebel prince

“Did you know, there exists no Bikanerwala in Bikaner!” A true blue Punjabi relative had shared with me in amazement after she returned from a business trip to this city of Rajasthan some time back....

23May
Foodfood ImpressionsReviews

Beyond sushi at Sakura, The Metropolitan Hotel & Spa, New Delhi

The new menu at Sakura, the Japanese fine dining restaurant at The Metropolitan Hotel & Spa is particularly kind to the vegetarians and yet retains the originality and authenticity when it comes to...

21May
Dietfood ImpressionsNutritionWellness

Superfoods treat at Café Delhi Heights

As the health world takes to Superfoods to avail dietary benefits, few are really aware what these foods comprise of and what benefits do they accrue. At a recent event, it was an eye opener to learn...

09Apr
FashionlifestyleLuxuryShopper's Black book

Fashion forward: Celebrating spring in style

  You can expect magic when two very talented and creative minds come together. This is exactly what describes the latest collaboration between Textile Revivalist and Designer Vidhi Singhania and...

11Mar
Art And culturelifestyleReviews

12th Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards conferred

“Looking at the scale of the awards, I am happy to observe that Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards (META) would be considered one of the finest awards in Indian Theatre,” observed well known actor...

10Mar
LuxuryOffbeatRetreattravelwildlife

Bandhu of Bandhavgarh

It is impossible to ignore the sweet fragrance that fills the forest air. I look at kids, some diligently collecting and others possessively guarding basketful of small yellow flowers in the heat of the...

10Mar
BeautylifestyleProduct ReviewSpaWellness

Egyptian Magic potion from Beauty Source

Two extremely different skin types (with two different requirement and belonging to two very different age groups) and one cream – the results were nothing short of magical. This is how I would define...

05Mar
FoodtravelTravel Foodieworld

On a sweet note

Choosing the best of the lot while on the dessert trail can be quite tricky and a peg for an intense debate. So this time, we decided to move away from the traditional fare and decided to get a vote on...

22Feb
chef TalkFoodlifestyle

A class with Masterchef Dinesh Patel

‘If you have passion for something, you will eventually shine.’ It was difficult to miss the conviction in Reality TV show, Masterchef India Season 5 finalist Dinesh Patel’s voice as he spoke to a...

11Feb
DietFoodlifestyleWellness

Fix your diet the Ayurveda way

A healthy diet is the crux for healthy living. Ayurveda recommends a healthy approach to meal times to ensure proper digestion and a healthy gut. This is essential to ensure the agni or digestive fire in...

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