World wants a piece of India

Peroni Nastro Azzurro

International liqueur brands are seriously looking at the Indian market to add to their coffers

Madeira defines age, wine notion

Madira may refer to alcohol in India but its namesake range of wines from Portugal is a fascinatingly flavourful experience with the unique ability to survive for years.

Monsoon munchies


Pakora, samosa, ghughra, keema pav or fried wontons are best paired with cutting chai on a rainy day

On a palate ial journey of Southeast Asia


Just when you thought your epicurean journey of Southeast Asian fare at Trikaya, Restaurant & Bar at AndheriWest, was complete, you are in for a surprise.

Warm in the wet weather


Add warming ingredients to your cocktail during the monsoon months to keep that cold and sore throat at bay

‘Konnichiwa’ to snack time

Tofu with  Yuzu sauce

In Japanese cuisine, deep-fried dishes are called “agemono”. The recipes that I’m sharing with you today come under that category.

Despite being a hack for more than three decades, I am yet to be invited for any political iftar party. Thereby, no one can accuse me of holding a grouse against any leader for not marking an invite to me. Throughout his 13 years as the chief minister of Gujarat, Narendra Modi never hosted one, breaking a tradition that his predecessor Keshubhai Patel followed.

Rarely in a diplomat’s career is one lucky enough to have a posting that is important and interesting, combining the elements of classic diplomacy with the new tools of development diplomacy, new media and social networks. Israel and India established full diplomatic relations just 22 years ago during the time of P.V. Narasimha Rao.