5 Must-Visit Delhi Heritage Sites with Kids!

No, I am not a mommy blogger or an expert in parenting issues. I am a parent, one who blogs about travel and loves exploring the heritage sites of the capital with my pre-teen!  I treat each holiday, weekend as a way to acquaint my son with new gems of architectural, historical…

Sleeveless in the City No More!

While the fashion fraternity fulminates over the Bollywoodisation of fashion on the ramp- to which I agree, I have tried to focus on trends and not the person, in my posts.  Culling out a set of sleeves from the recently concluded ICW ’18, in the capital and Manish Malhotra’s Zween, Couture show…

Smoothies Recipe by Hwealth Cafe

COFFEE & CINNAMON HI-PROTEIN POWER SMOOTHIE INGREDIENTS: (all solid units in kgs) (liquid measures in ml) Toned milk Vanilla protein powder 1 measure Coffee powder 1 tsp Cinnamon powder pinch Ice cubes medium METHOD: 220 ml 0.020 0.003 0.002 3 nos. 1. Combine all ingredients except cinnamon powder in a…

Busting Probiotic Myths with Yakult!

In these challenging times, life is on a fast track with unbalanced diet, stress, lack of physical activity, irregular working hours and pollution, each one of these factors has taken its toll on our health. It is also a known fact that lifestyle disorders like obesity and diabetes and Non-Communicable…

A Historical Evening at The Book Shop

An evening with William Dalrymple -historian, writer, curator, critic. An exploration of Koh-i-Noor, and why it continues to remain something that both nations and individuals deeply care about.  The fact that The Book Shop in the Jor Bagh market is a quaint, little (literally) charming, overflowing with books, shop; mandated a…

Dancing with Ruskin!

When you face a writer’s block, a good look and read of the Lone Fox Dancing, Speaking Tiger, Ruskin Bond’s autobiography will help you get over it. How? By reminding you that life’s simple pleasures are free and inspiration may just be round the corner. It is as much a traversing of his…

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…

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…

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, –…

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…