Cooking by the Book!

#TheInsiderFood When I have two things to cook – I choose the main course and dessert! And you? I find cooking therapeutic and when a pre-teen is at home to help you around, it’s a job done in a jiffy! On the menu Kung Pao Fish Brazilian Brigadeiros My only…

JLF’18-After the Dust Settles Down…

After the dust (read stardust) has settled down on the sangam of art, culture, cinema and literature potpourri at the Jaipur Literature festival, it is time to do the Math as a first time attendee. Raising the bar- Writers and co-Founders,  Jaipur literture Festival, Namita Gokhale, William Dalrmple with Sanjoy K Roy,…

Saved from being a ‘Manel’!

The tragedy of parallel sessions at JLF is that you zero in on the one you wish to brave the human sea for and attend in person, is only a fraction more of your interest than the others. Here’s what I made of and about the panels that I attended. Of Simla Langurs…

First Day, First Show Jaipur Literature festival!

In Defence of MinimalismThe annual gala, the Mahakumbh of literature festivals- Zee Jaipur Literature festival kicked off yesterday, at Diggi Palace, Jaipur.Pico Iyer, in his seminal keynote address, ‘Charting a World Without Borders’, called it, ‘the most glamorous and romantic literature festivals in the world’.  Tall in stature and in…

An Inclusive Fashion Future!

The Chanakya saw in the capital recently the mint new new  Anita Dongre’s Grassroot space, spanning 1500 square feet, that truly emotes the brand’s philosophy – revive, sustain & empower. The décor is accented by elements in rose gold, cork and sustainable sourced wood. Every detail is special in this store, from custom-made…

Hark! Thyroid Healing Naturally!

As someone who has had a Thyroid condition for sometime now and having read intensively and extensively on the subject, apart from the many visit to the doctors, I thought I understood the small butterfly shaped gland that controls our body and mind. This assumption of Thyroid cognisance lasted till I read Thyroid Healing from…

First Date with LitFesting!

The Jaipur Literature Festival,  previewed in the capital- here’s what The Insider made of it! When Shashi Tharoor, equates himself with Elizabeth Taylor’s sixth husband, ‘having nothing more to add to the discussion’ as his co-panelists had deliberated upon all readings of the topic, its the end of the word (pun intended). Its no…

What’s Cooking this Christmas?

Here’s what The Insider is cooking…well at least trying to, this X’mas! Recipes shared by, Executive Chef Anil Dahiya, The Bristol Hotel, Gurugram. Red Velvet Pancake           Ingredients                                                10 cups…