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I got in the dog house with some of my friends for saying Shubho is not the appropriate salutation for Mahalaya since it is a sombre and solemn occasion. So, I’ll steer clear of all arguments and say this instead.

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Here is another gem from my in-law’s family — succulent jute greens or ‘paat shaak.’ Very seasonal. Cooked with little prawns in shell and enough garlic to have Dracula skip this city for some time to come.

Indian all along

From the north to the south, India has many diverse cuisines to offer. From the north, a Kashmiri meat dish and from the south, a rice porridge that is offered to the gods. The Kashmiri yakhni is usually served for special occasions; it is simple yet allows the unique blend of spices, making it a crowd pleaser.

Not just another lunch

Possibly my last lunch at O Kitchen/Holey Artisan Bakery.

Ahdoos the other Srinagar

Removed from the touristy scenic beauty.

Karim's - such a let down

My favourite place to go is around Jama Masjid, in the lane where there is the original Karim. But I seldom go to Karim's, which is known to be a veritable institution.

October 25, 2016
October 25, 2016

Aroyee – truly delicious

I have been very lucky lately. I have been invited to two brilliant efforts, which are at two ends of the cuisine spectrum.

September 27, 2016
September 27, 2016

Tingama – pure love

My friend Piplu, who is a filmmaker of great repute, had a dream.

August 9, 2016
August 9, 2016

Not just another lunch

Possibly my last lunch at O Kitchen/Holey Artisan Bakery.

July 26, 2016
July 26, 2016

Ahdoos the other Srinagar

Removed from the touristy scenic beauty.

May 24, 2016
May 24, 2016

Karim's - such a let down

My favourite place to go is around Jama Masjid, in the lane where there is the original Karim. But I seldom go to Karim's, which is known to be a veritable institution.

May 10, 2016
May 10, 2016

Down the memory lane

My grandfather was a lawyer. Not the glamorous world of criminal law for him.

April 5, 2016
April 5, 2016

Fusion cuisine

Dhaka, as a buzzing metropolis of an emerging economy is now a confluence of cultures, with numerous eateries, boutiques, and shops, offering a slice of global trends. A growing urgency is also felt for presenting a piece of Bangladesh to the people who now frequent this city and also to the Bangladeshi audience who are ever keen to rediscovering their heritage.

March 8, 2016
March 8, 2016

Ammini –a treasure trove

Tucked away in a residential area, just off one of the busiest streets of Kolkata is a small eatery, Ammini. It specialises in non-vegetarian South Indian food.

February 23, 2016
February 23, 2016

Jimmy's Italian Kitchen – pizzas and more

Venturing out for dinner at -1C is no mean feat. We did just that in McLeodganj. And it was fun.

February 2, 2016
February 2, 2016

Woeser Bakery – a hidden gem

McLeodganj is studded with great, easy-on-the-pocket eateries. The steady stream of tourists, mostly people from different countries...