Damini Ralleigh


Damini works as a Senior Correspondent with The Indian Express.

A Wilted Green
Fri, Oct 12, 2018

Purple Greene makes a case for an entirely vegetarian fare, but rather unconvincingly

Sometimes it’s better to be sober
Wed, Sep 26, 2018

The Drunken Botanist in Cyberhub scores high on drinks, but fails the food test.

Before the Lights Go Out: Ketaki Sheth on her latest exhibition
Mon, Sep 24, 2018

Photographer Ketaki Sheth’s new show goes in search of the flickering life in forgotten photo studios. Her latest book and exhibition make a spirited defence of that which has, under the onslaught of the digital medium, been eased out of the spotlight.

Makhana is the New Snack
Wed, Sep 19, 2018

The heady ascent of the humble makhana is indicative of the superfood’s promising future.

The Act of Cooking
Fri, Sep 14, 2018

Actor Adil Hussain takes over the Nimtho kitchen to knock up dishes from Kashmir to Kerala

Section 377 verdict: Love finds a way
Fri, Sep 07, 2018

From a man jailed for 46 days under Section 377 to an IIT graduate who almost left the country, from an activist who began decades ago to the first transgender to register her marriage — the petitioners and their counsel who scripted history.

Travelling in a Clay Pot
Fri, Aug 31, 2018

Biryani as a go-to dish has a new address, moving from home-caterers to cloud kitchens

Bi the Way
Fri, Aug 31, 2018

A Delhi-based resource and support group tackles issues faced by the bisexual community.

Yes, Asia Argento Too
Mon, Aug 27, 2018

Her not being the ‘ideal victim’ must not be used to undermine her story.

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.