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Damini Ralleigh


Damini works as a Senior Correspondent with The Indian Express.

Cocktail Quandary
Wed, Jul 05, 2017

In the wake of a recent mishap at a Delhi bar, chefs talk about the safe usage of liquid nitrogen. “Customers must be made aware of its use in the kitchen and instructed carefully about how to consume it,” says Ashish D’Abreo, Founder-Partner, The Flying Squirrel.

From Big Mac to McAloo Tikki: How McDonald’s changed the eating out culture in India
Sun, Jul 02, 2017

As 43 of the 55 McDonald’s outlets shut down in the Capital, a look at how the world’s largest quick service restaurant changed the eating out culture in India and adapted itself to the Indian palate

How Green is My Balcony
Tue, Jun 27, 2017

Startups focussed on intensive, organic farming are enabling kitchen gardens to flourish in city homes

Hunger Games Online
Sun, Jun 25, 2017

There’s a staggering array of food channels online, some functional, others quirky. Here are six chefs who stand out in the bulging fraternity of FoodTubers.

Opening Hearts and Homes
Sat, Jun 24, 2017

As Eid-ul-Fitr draws near, and the sweet aromas of sevai fill the air, dip into the stories and recipes that have travelled generations.

Hop a Little
Fri, Jun 23, 2017

International House of Pancakes, the iconic American pancake house, has made its way to India with an abridged menu.

At momo ‘contest’, voices of support
Sun, Jun 18, 2017

A momo-eating competition organised by Delhi Food Walks Saturday has come at a time when the Tibetan dish is in need of support.

From Kabul’s Table: Afghanis recreate home in Delhi
Sat, Jun 17, 2017

The food comes with robust memories and familiar flavours.

Nothing is too Much
Wed, Jun 14, 2017

A festival reveals culinary secrets of erstwhile Indian royal families.

Culture on Our Sleeve: A virtual exhibition chronicles textile treasures from across the country
Sat, Jun 10, 2017

The project showcases four broad categories — iconography, movements, weaving traditions and design but at the core of the India chapter is the ubiquitous sari.

Beyond Pita and Hummus
Sat, Jun 03, 2017

Baris in GK 2 evokes an Ottoman resplendence and goes beyond the regular Mediterranean fare

Saved by design: An exhibition of innovative industrial products
Sat, May 27, 2017

Ingenious solutions to everyday problems!

An eclectic adventure
Fri, May 26, 2017

Nueva offers a miscellany of flavours with a vibrant South American fare.

Booklet on climate change now in braille
Wed, May 24, 2017

The booklet along with other educational material is handed out to students when they visit the Science Express.

The Poetic and The Political
Wed, May 24, 2017

Mandeep Raikhy’s Queen Size, a compelling response to Section 377, poses questions of privacy and morality through intimacy.

Through the Doorways
Thu, May 18, 2017

Manju Kak’s book, In the Shadow of the Devi: Kumaon, details the life and legacy of those who inhabit the region

From the Royal Kitchens
Thu, May 11, 2017

Chefs from Rampur are unveiling secrets from their kitchens as part of a food festival in Delhi.

As You Like It
Fri, May 05, 2017

Pick up a bowl and make your own meal at Wok Me in Aurobindo Market

Melting Pot: In Khirki Extension, a unique barter system — of cultures and stories
Wed, May 03, 2017

This social experiment not only reflects the heterogeneous nature of the area but also provides insight into the memories these settlers carry on their phones.

How Neon is My City
Wed, May 03, 2017

Menwhopause’s latest album sifts through the history, soundscape and the changing nature of Delhi

Easter special: Back to the Roots
Sat, Apr 15, 2017

A special menu will steer clear of standard treats to celebrate home-cooked Easter food.

Food for Thought
Thu, Apr 13, 2017

The restaurant industry, already reeling under the highway liquor ban, reacts to the government’s plan to regulate portion sizes.

Tale of Two Cities
Wed, Apr 12, 2017

Kammattipaadam, screened by The Indian Express Film Club in Delhi, steered the conversation towards Kerala’s gritty, multi-layered politics

Masters at work: When inspiration struck in the form of a sandwich
Sat, Apr 01, 2017

A food coup takes over Hauz Khas Market in Delhi as industry favourites — Miam Patisserie, Blue Tokai and Big Fat Sandwich — come together under one roof.

A river rams into it
Wed, Mar 29, 2017

The human stories unfolding in the endangered island of Majuli in Assam were the highlight of an art exhibition about the Northeast.