The Koh-i-Noor Amongst Diamonds!

Chances are, if you Wikipedia or Google ‘Kohinoor’ you download the colourful and fanstastical history richly supplied by the market scandal and city yaks as gleaned by the junior Magistrate Theo Metcalfe, upon Lord Dalhousie’s directive 170 years ago. William Dalrymple who I consider the only last Mughal left (his…

Alternative Schooling Anyone?

As aspirational parents we seek that elusive ‘Good’ school that would guarantee the very best education (whatever that means!): the holy grail of a ‘good’ parent!  What do you do? You ask around, check a zillion websites and go on a sanitised guided tour to schools- scouting for that mirage…

In the Footsteps of The Raj

The times of the Raj, since its establishment in India in the late 18th century, has been the subject of many an Indophile’s book- seminal amongst them are those of Charles Allen, Kipling, Dalrymple, Philip Mason, Forster etc. Themes for their writings, ranged from military to familial to the mutiny…

Mijwan and Manish Malhotra celebrate the Indian Summer!

Think Summer, think  Chikankari! We heart the ace designer’s adaptation and interpretation of ancient techniques and craftsmanship in a contemporary grammar! The Insider has covered Manish Malhotra’s previous collections extensively- be it his The Empress Story or the Regal Threads or his show where Fawad Khan was the show stopper at the ICW.    In the latest sartorial offering, Manish…

Do you Say Organic? I Do!

The Insider’s Priya Roongta, was there to see what the hoopla around the new store launch of I Say Organic South Point Mall, Golf Course Road in Gurgaon. Blogging about my most loved hobby “FOOD” couldn’t have been better when HEALTH was added to it. Organic is how Mother Nature intended our…

Malaysia, Truly Yours!

So the Insider was invited to see why Malaysia should be our next ‘sustainable travel destination’. We were curious-so here’s the lowdown from Priya Roongta‘s quill!    The opulence of the event- South Asia Travel and Tourism Exchange (SATTE’17) was enough to make Malaysia my next travel destination. But the evening had much…