The Hindu

Memories of Avarekai

The wafting aroma of the winter beans of Bangalore, Avarekai is almost like a ritual and legacy in every kitchen. Growing up in Hyderabad, the winter window was always a small time frame and a season that I looked forward too as a child as it was a great way to escape the unrelenting heat… Read More Memories of Avarekai

The Tribune

Reinventing Recipes

Chef Regi Mathew goes back to his roots as he traverses across Kerala to find traditional recipes from home kitchens that are showcased in his restaurants. Growing up in a small village near Trivandrum in Kerala, Chef Regi Mathew, Co-Owner and Culinary Director, Kappa Chakka Kandhari Foods Pvt. Ltd. had an idyllic childhood surrounded with… Read More Reinventing Recipes


Ayodhya Travelogue

A visit to the spiritual city of Ayodhya is a mélange of culture, food, colour, tradition and of course spirituality. The narrow lane is abuzz with activity and it is the whiff of besan laddus that permeates through the chaos. People are jostling for space and vendors are busy selling paraphernalia – all of which… Read More Ayodhya Travelogue


Yumthang Travelogue

Located at a towering 11800 plus feet above sea level, Yumthang is a stunning Valley of Flowers in spring when primulas and Rhododendrons dot the landscape and the river Teesta flows in all its majesty. I first heard of the Rhododendron flower when I had a red hued welcome drink at a property I was… Read More Yumthang Travelogue