#TheInsiderGP Book review by Shalini Baisiwala

Hola! The Insider is hosting a blogpost by Shalini Baisiwala. She writes a book review in this post. In her own words , she can be described as an interior designer by profession for whom, writing is a passion which coupled with travel-love blossomed into this blog where I love to…

Winter Work Wear Style! Get it Now!

  Solo Travel Reverie Rebecca had just come back from a field visit in Kathmandu. A lecturer at the University in the UK she was there for research in healthcare. She joined me at the cosy corner abutting the fireplace at the colonial style bar. The fire was down to…

Royal Rajasthan – Mehrangarh Fort

Royal Rajasthan’s heritage bijouterie flaunts some of the best forts. Did you know that the Mehrangarh Fort has been declared as a national geological monument, by the Geological Survey of India?   This is so because ‘at the foot of Mihirgarh or Fort of the Sun (Mehrangarh, Rajasthan) lies the…

Aerocity #Farzified

A chic theatrical modern Indian bistro by Zorawar Kalra opens in the capital One night at Farzi Café Zorawar Kalra, Founder & Managing Director of Massive Restaurants Pvt. Ltd., announced the launch of the much anticipated, genre defining restaurant Modern Indian Bistro – Farzi Café, at Aerocity. In the victory loop of its launches,…

The Twice Born by Aatish Taseer – Honest Review

‘Everywhere one saw signs of beauty, such as talent and genius, fighting their way out from an encroaching ugliness; a shade giving Peepul tree, its trunk bandaged in red religious threads, evoked the memory of something old and attractive, even when it was engulfed in brown smoke and traffic; a…

Travel+Leisure India & South Asia’s India’s Best Awards, 2018

Travel + Leisure India & South Asia hosted the 7th edition of readers’ choice India’s Best Awards. The event took place on the 12th of November at ITC Maurya in New Delhi. The online voting was conducted through their website (iba2018.travelandleisureindia.in) over a period of three months (between August to October ’18) during which time close to 2, 00,000 votes…

What Hospitality Industry Needs to Improve Upon

With the advent of the concept of staycation and mini vacation, there’s no longer a need for a travel calendar for both, the customer or the hospitality industry. A concomitant of this trend has been the rise of the well heeled traveller- solo, family, friends – all varieties. This has…

5 Must-Have Looks – LMIFashion Week Spring Summer 19

What’s your fashion persona? No, don’t know yet? Well, look into your closet, closely. Identify the colours, patterns, textures, silhouettes that you’ve stocked over the years. Glance through your Instagram handle-what do you see? Well, that’s your fashion self you’re looking at. There are deeper reasons to the way we…

Accept Compliments, the Boss Way

Giving and receiving  compliments is not just a socio-linguistic grace but also a communication skill indicator. It forges bonds, demolishes communication barriers, is the quickest ice breaker and is a sure shot way of improving ones’ positive self worth. Janet Holmes (1988, 1995) qualifies it such, ‘A compliment is a…

JCB Prize 2018 Shortlist – Year’s Best of Indian Writing

Five greatest novels of 2018 demonstrate the universal ambition of contemporary Indian fiction The JCB Prize for Literature’s inaugural shortlist of five distinguished novels by Indian writers was announced today. Varied in their themes and settings, the novels nonetheless share an ambition: to reveal as-yet-undiscovered worlds through powerfully drawn scenes…