#FBAISoiree: What’s In An Apple?

“And when you crush an apple with your teeth, say to it in your heart: Your seeds shall live in my body, And the buds of your tomorrow shall blossom in my heart, And your fragrance shall be my breath, And together we shall rejoice through all the seasons.” ― Kahlil Gibran The most famous…

Review: Desi Culture, Mumbai

Set in the snazzy hub of Kamala Mills, Lower Parel, Desi Culture is Mumbai’s latest addition to the ever-increasing lineup of wonderful eateries with unique, quirky menus. Just setting sail to satiate the most intricate of food cravings, Desi Culture is a suavely decorated resto-bar set in a basement. The bright, cheerful lighting and warm interiors…

Indian Railways: All Aboard The Nostalgia Train!

There’s no journey like that of the grand old Indian Railways I’ve always been a bit of a romantic when it comes to travel, especially rail travel. Almost always, I tend to be more upbeat about the journey than the destination itself. Having toured across much of India and even a bit of the rest…

Phuket’s Bang Niang Night Market

As I write this I’m sitting in sunny beautiful Phuket with a cold diet coke next to me under a huge beach umbrella overlooking crystal blue waters. I’ll be honest I’ve been twice to Thailand and the initial enthusiasm is somewhat lacking. Its an 18 hour flight with a stopover of at least two hours…

Breathe In The Flavours Of Garhwal

Living in urban cities, people are scarcely exposed to the vast cultural diversity of the country. In situations like these, well-researched and aptly-curated food festivals come to their rescue. These festivals not only serve as a platform to showcase the cultures and the regional food, but also act as a great immersive insight into that…

Healthy Food: A Birthright

“You don’t need a silver fork to eat good food.” -Paul Prudhomme Note: The following post does not strictly pertain to food. However, it contributes in broadening our awareness and the horizon. Not many foodies have thought of exploring the creative world of the not so fortunate. As for many, inequality is nothing but being…

Review: Farzi Cafe: Have You Been Farzified Yet?

Kamala Mills in Lower Parel, Mumbai is pretty much turning into a hub for foodies, and Farzi Café is right on cue. After having heard much fanfare about this place, we’ve had Farzi Café on our charts for a while, and finally, we did end up going there. The founders of Farzi Café are the ones who…

Celebrating Women The JW Marriott Way!

Known across the city for their unique Sunday brunches JW Marriott Mumbai, Sahar, a luxury five star hotel in Mumbai played host for the ‘Women’s Day Sunday Brunch‘ held at their JW Cafe on March 5, 2017. International Women’s Day will be celebrated on the March 8, globally, but the hotel opted to celebrate the occasion…

The Foodies Take Over New York!

Although I live in London, the rest of my family which includes my parents and sister as well as some of my cousins and aunts and uncles live in America. My parents stay in New Jersey and my sister is currently in transit to Brooklyn where she is due to start living her big city…

Persia’s Poetry On Plate

Tomorrow, rank and fame for none may be/ so today thy weary soul set free/ Drink with me, love, once more beneath the moon/ she oft may shine again, but none on thee and me.  – Omar Khayyam (1058-1132 AD) Since the beginning of civilisation till present day  Iran, a series of people have invaded…

Review: MasalaBar, Mumbai

WHAT? Set on the wonderful Carter Road, Bandra, MasalaBar is a pleasantly romantic experience from the moment you enter. AMBIENCE: From the candle-strewn path that leads up to the restaurant, to the warm, mellowed interiors and candles on every table, MasalaBar is a pleasant sight to behold for every visitor, and the fact that it…