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PaperBackers: Top of the class
Sat, Mar 11, 2017

The book stretches credulity, for instance, by placing the improbably named school in the central reserve forest behind Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Head start: Anurag Tripathi gets the ingredients of a desi potboiler just right
Sat, Mar 04, 2017

The writing is wry without being smug, the characters and their badinage engaging without getting stilted and as for the plot, well, let’s leave it at Tripathi gets the ingredients of a desi potboiler just right!

From the Dining Table
Sat, Mar 04, 2017

Mother India makes her way to Connaught Place, complete with nostalgia and regional Indian cuisines.

Food Review: Make Some Noise at Cafe Yell
Sat, Feb 25, 2017

The new Cafe Yell gives an added punch to Continental treats.

His Master’s Choice
Tue, Feb 21, 2017

In the city to showcase his family’s culinary legacy, Mohammad Usman of Tunday Kababi on the memories of his grandfather and why he will never expand the brand

Music this week: Back with a Vengeance
Sat, Feb 11, 2017

An eerie organ tone, straight out of an episode of Tales from the Crypt, ushers you to The Stage, the album and and the song.

PaperBackers: Hunger Games
Sat, Feb 11, 2017

In such a combat, all Jack has is his courage, wit and special forces training to take out the competition, avoid literal pitfalls in labyrinthine mazes, and unravel the mysteries of the four legendary kingdoms.

PaperBackers: Back to the past
Sat, Feb 11, 2017

Five years later, she’s in New York when she hears something that shatters her world — Fadi, now a battle hardened ISIS fighter has been killed in Syria by a US drone-strike.

Sealing restaurants in Delhi’s CP: There’s food for thought here on how to improve eating out
Fri, Feb 10, 2017

The National Restaurant Association of India has reached some accords with various authorities in some matters but February’s closure shows that there’s quite a distance to go still.

Cheaper than a flight to Goa, Lady Baga takes her patrons on a delicious trail across the beach state
Sat, Jan 21, 2017

Despite the market’s restrictions on maintaining a facade in congress with its pristine whiteness, AD Singh’s new venture beguiles you from afar, its psychedelic signage in Mystery Machine-esque font undulating across its frontage.

Pa Pa Ya Restaurant: Asia in Wonderland
Sat, Jan 14, 2017

The restaurant promises a wild re-imagining of pan-Asian food and we leave ourselves at the tender mercies of a tasting menu.

Back to the Future
Thu, Jan 05, 2017

Ansal Plaza, Delhi’s forgotten first mall, holds the promise of returning to public memory with a fleet of new restaurants and world-renowned retailers

Catering to the Masses
Wed, Jan 04, 2017

The service charge advisory for restaurants may just deny employees payment parity and their source for supplementary income.

On The Menu: Controversies, tragedy and demonetisation
Sat, Dec 31, 2016

A fine-dining restaurant in Kolkata came under heavy fire for not allowing the driver of a patron to dine on its premises.

Year-Ender 2016: Bars and restaurants had plenty to cheer about
Sat, Dec 31, 2016

By some strange alchemy (and a lot of venture capital funding), popular restaurants this year sprouted in many avatars in different cities.

Music review: Return of the Freaks
Sat, Dec 24, 2016

Few bands have more loyal followings than Korn, and few bands have tested the strength of that loyalty more than Korn.

Spread the Cheer: Chefs dish out fun recipes to help light up your Christmas table
Wed, Dec 21, 2016

As Christmas draws closer, we take a sleigh ride around leading kitchens in the country and ask chefs to dish out fun recipes to help light up your holiday table.

House to Home: The food at Thai House by Kylin is a must-try
Sat, Dec 17, 2016

At Thai House by Kylin, it’s time to forget everything you know as Thai food and start afresh.

‘What, Me Worry?’
Sat, Dec 10, 2016

Celebrated illustrator Tom Richmond on growing up on a steady diet of comic books and working with his heroes, The Usual Gang of Idiots.

Big Eating in Little Saigon
Fri, Dec 09, 2016

Vietnamese chef Hana Ho on her new restaurant in New Delhi.

The King’s Feast: New Delhi’s Jamavar is offering a bespoke regal dining experience
Tue, Dec 06, 2016

Spread over several courses, the menu picks up both vegetarian and meaty delicacies from India's most royal kitchens in a meal that scores highly on all parameters.

The Spice Trail
Sun, Dec 04, 2016

A museum in Pattanam, Kochi, traces the journey of the black pepper and what made Muziris, the ancient seaport, one of the first cosmopolitan centres in the world.

Winter of Discontent
Sat, Dec 03, 2016

In the 12th novel featuring Gamache, celebrated Canadian crime novelist Lousie Penny slowly unravels her tale in between conversations and breakfasts of maple-cured bacon and scrambled eggs with Brie.

Food review: Ups and Downs
Fri, Dec 02, 2016

The elevated Auro Kitchen and Bar plates out a pastiche of dishes in many different ways.

Paperbackers: From Russia, with Thugs
Mon, Nov 28, 2016

Name: Kill Order Author: Vince Flynn & Kyle mills Publisher: Simon and Schuster Pages: 374 Price: 550 From Russia, with Thugs Essentially a modern retelling of the iconic Bond novel, Kill Order is the latest in the Mitch Rapp series, now written by Kyle Mills, following the death of the original author, Vince Flynn. The […]