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Source: A compendium of bizarre & beautiful objects of desire to beat the rains

New Delhi, July 12 -- Pretty in pastel The slide sandals in delicate shades with a chunky heel and embossed logo have a distinct fun and retro vibe. The shoes are part of #TowardsTheSun, a collection... Read More


Why Pakistan's Shan masalas have a cult following in India

New Delhi, July 10 -- Each time the supply of this particular masala blend becomes erratic in Bengaluru, foodie groups on Facebook and WhatsApp start buzzing. "I found two packets of Sindhi Biryani Ma... Read More


Would you go camping in a motor home?

New Delhi, July 1 -- "The LuxeCamper was in planning and design stages for several months, and we were moving towards launch when covid-19 happened. Now, it does seem like it's the safest way to trave... Read More


When yoga classes go Zoom

New Delhi, June 21 -- If yoga is partly about gaining flexibility, yoga teachers have shown the way by switching smoothly to the digital studio during these times. Though gyms and exercise studios are... Read More


Now Sino-Indian fusion food is put on the front burner

New Delhi, June 18 -- Gobi manchurian, chilli chicken, veg hakka noodles: If you travelled across the length and breadth of China, you'd be hard-pressed to find these dishes on restaurant menus. They ... Read More


Amit Gupta RIDING THE CHANGE

New Delhi, June 12 -- In keeping with the times, I speak to Amit Gupta, co-founder and CEO of shared mobility startup Yulu, over a Zoom call. It is a follow-up to a meeting held over two months ago, w... Read More


Inside a luxury hotel: QR codes, pre-plated meals and other pandemic protocols

New Delhi, June 10 -- "What we miss most are smiles. It's really difficult to greet visitors to the hotel minus smiles. So we have told our staff to smile even behind their masks as it shows up in the... Read More


Amit Gupta of Yulu is riding the change

New Delhi, June 5 -- In keeping with the times, I speak to Amit Gupta, co-founder and CEO of shared mobility startup Yulu, over a Zoom call. It is a follow-up to a meeting held over two months ago, wh... Read More


A quiz for everyone this weekend

New Delhi, June 5 -- When we were children, Sundays used to see us glued to the TV set for Siddhartha Basu's Quiz Time-and later, Derek O'Brien's Bournvita Quiz Contest. There was a competitive spirit... Read More


How Bengaluru comedian Danish Sait became the voice of the lockdown

New Delhi, May 19 -- In his viral 'lockdown conversations' videos, in which he seems to effortlessly channel all our lockdown obsessions and frustrations, comedian Danish Sait uses wildly inappropriat... Read More