What’s cooking KFC?

He is feisty, he is entertaining, he is unapologetically confident and now he is in India! No, not Jim Carrey- but the indian version of Col Sanders, the founder of the fast food chain KFC.  A celebratory evening in the land of (I’d say, one of) the tastiest chicken in the world saw The Insider strutting at the red carpet gala. Caught up with Moksh Chopra, Director Marketing, KFC India who talked about the brand’s philosophy, how KFC is a brand that has retained its original flavour and how some flavours haven’t made the cut for the Indian palate yet. Make Way for Col Sanders  “What makes KFC stand out is our Continue Reading

Cook the 5 Star Way!

Do away with ‘What to cook’ quandaries – The Insider curates a ready reckoner of recipes from chefs at Radisson Blu Resort Temple Bay, Mamallapuram  for you! Read on and don your chef hats!  Pardewaali Murgh Hawah Mahal Ingredients Ingredient Qty Chicken 180 sms Butter 30 gms Garlic 10 gms Green Chilli 5 gms Black Pepper 1 tsp Salt To taste Besan flour 5-6 gms Amul cheese 20 gms Egg 1nos Method: Cook chicken in butter & garlic with green chilli & Black pepper. Add salt & besan flour. Put in sheekh & cook for 3 min. Seperately mix egg & amul cheese{Grated}. Put a layer on the Continue Reading

Of Hinduism, Political and Otherwise.

Before anything, read the critique of the book by Kancha Illiah in the Caravan. Essentially,  an evaluation of flaws in Tharoor’s conception of Hinduism- of which I am neither an authority nor an observer.   Why are you a Hindu?  Now to the book. Why I am a Hindu– Shashi Tharoor, – a compendium of the the author’s personal views on his individualistic reading of the religion, its origins, teachings and application of the tenets of Hindusim in the 21stcentury- its interpretation and more importantly, a recalling of the misinterpretation of its precepts is what makes for the book published by Aleph Book Publishing. The overarching Continue Reading

Roy’s Non-Fictional Fiction!

Anyone who’s familiar with leading polemicist and political philosopher, Ms Roy’s non-fiction would have a strong opinion of her philanthropic and Marxist leanings- others merely label them humanistic. Her raising and supporting some of the most contentious issues of the nation- from sponsorship reservations of festivals to building dams to public lynchings- have stationed her in the eye of the storm consistently.  The wait of around twenty years saw the writer’s Ministry of Utmost Happiness out of her craft’s corner. In the many interviews she has given post the release, she sees fiction writing as a universe and her non-fiction as an argument- both political in nature.  It is in this world that Continue Reading

Dressing up for a Club…

‘Members only’ has, by nature an exclusionary connotation, whether we like it or not. This is not the first time a well known personality has written about being denied permission to enter an elite club.  As is customary, no opinion piece may proceed before the usual disclaimer- So, here, The text following the above, intends, in no way to hurt anyone. So don’t get hurt. These polite and sometimes rude reminders of confirming to club’s sartorial sanctions become  headlines, especially when the one denied the right to step in, in the club’s precincts, happens to be a celebrity. In the past, M.F Hussain was famously refused to enter Continue Reading