Shruti Chakraborty


A hard-core traveller and foodie

Valentines Day special: Is India finally ready for speed dating… and changing concepts of young love?
Tue, Feb 14, 2017

After online dating sites and apps, are young Indians ready to take it offline yet again? Now, a timer in hand...

India Art Fair 2017: 6 artworks you must check out
Sun, Feb 05, 2017

From Pakistani-American artist Anila Quayyum to Sudarsh Shetty's Taj Mahal, don't miss these works from this edition of the India Art Fair.

The Solo Backpacker’s Survival Guide to Europe
Sun, Dec 25, 2016

You can do it cheap, but not without an Excel Sheet.

After backlash, Jack and Jones withdraws ‘sexist’ ad featuring Ranveer Singh; but is that a solution?
Thu, Nov 24, 2016

How could the countless people (and one is being hopeful that gender equality exists) charged with assessing the various sensibilities of an ad miss these offensive tonalities?

How Delhi-NCR-based companies are tackling pollution
Sun, Nov 20, 2016

To address the health risks associated with the exposure to such high-level pollutants, several firms have taken steps to help ensure their employees inhale as little 'toxic air' as possible.

Melania Trump: America’s most glamorous First Lady, since Jackie Kennedy
Sat, Nov 26, 2016

Melania Trump definitely knows her way around high-end couture, and the last 12 months show her preparing for her role at the White House.

10 trips every woman should take
Tue, Nov 08, 2016

For the multi-tasking and multi-faceted woman, travel can mean different things, but one thing remains the same — it's a process of growth for all.

Is there a consommé at the Nobel banquet this year? Well, Chef Mark Phoenix lets us into the culinary side of the Prize
Thu, Oct 27, 2016

In India for the Nobel Week, Chef Mark Phoenix shares interesting tid-bits of what goes into pulling off the much talk-about Nobel Banquet.

Temple Run: Where Superman meets Buddha in Thailand
Sun, Oct 16, 2016

The Wat Rong Khun, created by controversial Thai artist Chalermchai Kositpipat, was meant to be a shrine to Buddha. Instead, it has emerged as a hugely popular tourist attraction in Thailand.

Watch: This prosthetic cane leg is changing lives; here’s why
Thu, Oct 06, 2016

Bengaluru start-up, Rise Legs, has come up with a prosthetic leg for amputees made of cane, which is not only light but much more affordable too.

10 things to keep in mind before that awesome solo trip
Wed, Sep 28, 2016

When you have no one but yourself and the universe to rely on, things can get pretty intense. So, here are some tips to make sure you’re capable of handling even the trickiest of situations.

New on the Block: The Addams House offers a deliciously spooky gastronomic affair for foodies
Sat, Aug 27, 2016

This new Addams Family-inspired gastro-pub in Gurgaon's Sector 29 is a delightful addition to Delhi-NCR's theme-based restaurant landscape.

Of burkinis in fashion, Rio, bans and freedom
Wed, Dec 21, 2016

The banning of the burkini in several French towns has made it the most debated garment in the world. The irony lies in the fact that it was meant as a symbol of liberation for Muslim women, but is now being viewed as a symbol of enslavement of women.

Haven’t booked your Independence Day long-weekend mini-vacation? Here are some last-minute tips
Sun, Aug 14, 2016

It’s not too late to salvage this three-day long weekend if you haven’t booked yourself a vacation yet. Just follow these tips.

DineFest is here: Book yourself a great 3-course meal in Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru for a bargain
Thu, Aug 11, 2016

The 10-day DineFest starts August 12 and includes 42 casual dining restaurants across three cities, where diners can feast on a three-course menu for a bargain.

Guess which Indian gaali is the name of $23 cocktail in Singapore
Wed, Jul 20, 2016

An interesting cocktail on the menu of Equilibrium, a modern Italian bar and restaurant in Singapore, has an even more interesting name.

When sexist casteism are the ‘lessons’ to be ‘learnt’ from the brutal murder of S Swathi
Fri, Jul 08, 2016

This is what is wrong with the way people think!

Delhi book sale: Harper Collins announces sale of over 1 lakh books priced between Rs 25 and Rs 100
Thu, Jun 16, 2016

The warehouse sale will take place on June 24-25, with 1,000-plus titles across genres going on sale at a really cheap price.

World Blood Donor Day: Dos and don’ts to keep in mind while donating blood
Tue, Jun 14, 2016

This year's theme for World Blood Donor Day is "Blood connects us all", which aims to motivate more people to donate blood globally. But, while doing so, it's always wise to keep some things in mind.

Past & Present India, Online
Fri, Apr 22, 2016

Web portal Sahapedia offers a one-stop destination for answers on Indian culture and history.

All the presidents’ cooks: Chefs who feed Obama, Merkel, Mukherjee to meet in Delhi this year
Thu, Apr 14, 2016

Obama loves broccoli, Hollande loves cheese — expect more such state secrets to tumble out as India plays host to the ‘G20 of gastronomy’ in October.

Vegetarian diet does NOT increase cancer risk: Researchers clarify
Wed, Apr 06, 2016

Researchers of the much-publicised study linking vegetarian diet to cancer say their findings were misrepresented.

Sunscreens for Summer: Busting myths and selection tips
Fri, May 06, 2016

It's important to apply sunscreens during Summers to protect oneself from tanning and sun burns. But there are some who still have doubts. Here's an attempt to quell those concerns and help you select the right sunscreen for yourself.

Seoul Food: Hitting the streets in search of Octopus
Sun, Apr 03, 2016

There is much more to Korean food than kimchi and the best place to discover that is on the streets of Seoul.

A Magic Number: Into the lost hill of Unakoti, Tripura
Sun, Mar 27, 2016

About 178 km from the state capital Agartala, Unakoti is a Shaiva pilgrimage in Tripura that boasts of thousands of Shiva sculptures.

History with an Indian Accent
Thu, Mar 10, 2016

The restored Haveli Dharampura brings Mughal fine-dining to Old Delhi.

New on the Block: In the heart of Delhi-6, Haveli Dharampura brings in fine-dining, Mughal-style
Tue, Mar 01, 2016

Just a stone's throw away from Jama Masjid, the new Haveli Dharampura brings fine-dining to an area otherwise known as the Mecca of Delhi street food.

Lose belly fat: 10 things in your kitchen that can help you cut that flab
Sat, Jul 30, 2016

Trying to lose weight around your stomach? Start with raiding your kitchen for some great ingredients that will cut through the flab.

The Zika virus disease and India: Health guidelines and facts you should know
Thu, Feb 18, 2016

The Zika virus disease is a cause of concern, but Indians need not panic just yet.

Ebar Shabor: There’s a New (Bengali) Spook in Town
Sat, Jan 02, 2016

There is nothing suave about Shabor Dasgupta, but the direct gaze, power-walk, undercurrent of humour between goenda (detective) and assistant, and the intricate investigations hold great promise for a long series.

Warm up with these 5 winter cocktails this season
Mon, Nov 28, 2016

During winters, most cocktails are centred around alcohols such as wine, brandy and rum.

Sample delicious street food from across India at the National Street Food Festival
Thu, Dec 10, 2015

The three-day festival will take place at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium from December 11 to December 13, 2015.

Nat Geo launches nation-wide hunt for an expedition to Peru; will you make the cut?
Sun, Nov 22, 2015

The nation-wide hunt is to look for three individuals who look at the world "through an explorer's eye".

10 trips every child should take
Sun, Nov 15, 2015

It is said that travel is the best form of education, so, in that spirit, here are 10 trips, in our view, that every child should take.

Expedia launches its loyalty programme, Expedia+
Thu, Nov 12, 2015

A survey conducted by the travel site found that 44 per cent Indians would be open to enrolling into new travel loyalty programmes.