Damini Ralleigh

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Damini works as a Senior Correspondent with The Indian Express.

Sewing Fragments: Artist Renuka Rajiv’s work melds folk forms and zine styles
Tue, Aug 14, 2018

Renuka Rajiv’s work — stitching and sewing, monotypes, zines — revolves around a fictionalised self, with surfaces replete with text suggesting non-linear narratives.

Talking to Yemen
Fri, Aug 03, 2018

The Yemen Cafe and Restaurant helps forge friendships with the country’s cuisine

Cooking Up Stories
Fri, Jul 27, 2018

For those who, as children, dozed off with a Manga book clutched in their hands, a visit to the four-month-old You Mee in Greater Kailash II might be imperative, as the restaurant pegs itself as one inspired by the Japanese comics.

A Spoonful of Change
Thu, Aug 02, 2018

With edible cutlery, Narayana Peesapaty offers an ingenious way of saving the environment.

Little Bengal
Fri, Jul 20, 2018

In the tart and the crunch of street food lie the culinary genius of Delhi’s CR Park vendors

History in Folds and Borders
Mon, Jul 16, 2018

As Vimor completes 45 years, a look at the legacy it has braided with the weaver community

Tall Promise, Small Flavour
Fri, Jun 29, 2018

The Bombay Brasserie’s Delhi debut fails to live up to the name it has built for itself elsewhere.

Shaken and Stirred
Thu, Jun 28, 2018

Italian mixologist Luca Cinalli on his latest venture in India — the Novele bar in Delhi

New Friends and Old
Mon, Jun 25, 2018

Contemporary Asian restobar, Triple 8, packs experimental dishes into its menu.

Travelling Suitcase: Life as we don’t know it
Sun, Jun 17, 2018

The late Anthony Bourdain’s wisdom on life, food and travel continues to touch lives

His India Journey
Mon, Jun 11, 2018

Chef and travel host Anthony Bourdain was ‘charmed’ by India, its sights and sounds, and the aroma of its diverse food.

Pride Month 2018: Championing for the cause from positions of privilege
Sun, Jun 10, 2018

Hotelier Keshav Suri and restaurateur Ritu Dalmia were among those who filed petitions, in recent years, to strike down IPC Sec 377 in the Supreme Court. In this pride month, Suri and Dalmia talk about the pitfalls of homophobia and championing the cause from positions of privilege.

Smoke and Mirrors
Tue, Jun 26, 2018

Skill does not equal taste is the big learning from Khan Market's The Immigrant Cafe

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Thu, Jun 07, 2018

Through the lanes of the Walled City, a search for iftar delights and our faith in food

A Restaurant, A Community
Thu, May 31, 2018

Bogota-based Salvo Patria’s chef Alejandro Gutierrez and Juan Manuel Ortiz on taking pride in Colombian food and the need to collaborate with small-scale farmers

Secret Ingredients for a Cool Summer
Sun, May 27, 2018

With the mercury soaring, days of heat and dust are upon us. Beat the heat with the cold comfort of seasonal produce and time-tested recipes.

Culture, people and history — Exploring the many flavours of Sri Lanka
Sun, May 20, 2018

Sri Lanka's cuisine melds the cultures of its myriad ethnic groups, carries impressions of its colonial past, and is informed largely by its topography, and a little by the West too.

Finding The Right Key
Fri, May 18, 2018

A documentary on drug abuse in Punjab

Gather ye rosebuds…
Fri, May 11, 2018

Though indigenous flowers have been used extensively in regional Indian cuisines — both for their time-honoured therapeutic properties as well as taste — they, for long, have been conspicuous by their absence on the urban plate.

Daniel Humm on his philosophy to food that is largely informed by minimalism
Sun, May 06, 2018

The fine, minimal cuisine of Daniel Humm — co-owner of the world’s “best” restaurant. His New York-based Michelin three-starred, Eleven Madison Park (EMP) clinched the top spot on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list last year.

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