The Hindu

Memories of Pav Bhaji

One of my earliest memories of an evening snack Pav Bhaji is a dish whose taste I that has lingered in my mind. In the 1980s when I was growing up in Hyderabad, there were not too many options to eat out especially snacks. Also eating out was largely restricted to special occasions, so when… Read More Memories of Pav Bhaji

Sakal Times

Ramadan Walk in Hyderabad

It’s the holy month of Ramadan and arguably one of the best place to explore its myriad culinary connections is Hyderabad. It is sweltering hot at 43 degrees on a sultry May afternoon but feels much warmer but the workers at the factory of the famed Pista House in Nanal Nagar are unfazed as they… Read More Ramadan Walk in Hyderabad


Pochampally – Decoding the Warp and the Weft

A small village off Hyderabad is taking small but sure steps to resurrect the art of Ikat by reinventing the wheel quite literally. A drive through a beautiful countryside road in Telangana throws up many surprises that soothe the urban soul. I was headed on one such road, when I spied a lake full of… Read More Pochampally – Decoding the Warp and the Weft

Spice Route

Telangana Cuisine

The cuisine of Telangana is known for its vibrant spice levels including the fiery chilly that literally packs a punch into each dish it is used in. If you are an aficionado of food, the cuisine of Telangana will tantalize your taste buds and take it on a culinary journey like no other. The youngest… Read More Telangana Cuisine

Discover India

In the footsteps of the Mahatma

This Gandhi Jayanthi, pay your homage to the Father of the Nation by taking a trip to some of the places that were part of his eventful life. Come October 2nd and there is a Gandhian wave of sorts. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi or Mahatma Gandhi born in 1869 at Porbandar needs no introduction. The face… Read More In the footsteps of the Mahatma


India’s Best Themed Restaurants

“There is no love sincerer than the love of food” said George Bernard Shaw. Today, food today is about all things visual and attractive interiors are sure to catch anyone’s attention. So here are some unique design centric eateries that are sure to elevate your dining experience to another level. The Turkey Project, New Delhi… Read More India’s Best Themed Restaurants

Luxury Lifestyle Magazine UK

The Square All Day Dining at Novotel Hyderabad Airport

Epicurean Delights “I wonder what else we will be served” remarked my brother in law as we settled at our table to experience a chef special breakfast on a cold winter morning at The Square in Novotel Hyderabad Airport. A question to which I had no answer as we were surrounded by an extensive spread… Read More The Square All Day Dining at Novotel Hyderabad Airport

Luxury Lifestyle Magazine UK

Hotel Review – Mercure Hyderabad KCP

Mercure Hyderabad KCP is located in the heart of Hyderabad at the junction of two central localities of Banjara Hills and Somajiguda. The contemporary business hotel from the Accor group is the newest addition to the city and true to its core philosophy seamlessly blends the global with the local. Check into the hotel and… Read More Hotel Review – Mercure Hyderabad KCP


Palace Hotels in India

India is known for its royal past and rich regal history replete with kings and queens and palaces. Changing times however, have meant that a lot of these palaces have been given a contemporary twist by being converted into hotels. This gives people a great insight into the regal past of the royals in a… Read More Palace Hotels in India

Spice Route

IPL – explore destinations beyond the cricket stadium!

Cricket mania grips India all year long and the IPL in the summer is when it reaches a crescendo. Here is what you must do and what you can eat when you are in these cricket destinations. Bengaluru The Silicon valley of India still has the best weather in the country and wears its heritage… Read More IPL – explore destinations beyond the cricket stadium!