Women authors causing a stir!

From a new-age feminist manifesto to a Man Booker longlisted novel, here are some books by women authors that are all the buzz… The Windfall by Diksha Basu This chuckle-worthy look at the idiosyncrasies of Delhi’s moneyed set acutely lays bare the desperation to ‘fit in’ in modern India. The Jhas are a middle-aged couple whose lives are completely changed when they suddenly come into … Continue reading Women authors causing a stir!

London fare in the heart of Mumbai

Watchout! London-inspired gastropub London Taxi has zoomed into the city’s gastronomy. While it might be pegged as a ‘gastropub’, under the guidance of chef Nagraj Bhat (who has worked at the Michelin starred The Waterside Inn in London and served the likes of Michael Jackson and Mick Jagger) the food here is definitely a notch above. The bar boasts mean concoctions by India’s first female … Continue reading London fare in the heart of Mumbai

Tommy Hilfiger’s ‘RockCircus’ at London Fashion Week

It was the wildest end to London Fashion Week, that only the rock ‘n’ rolla of fashion Tommy Hilfiger could pull off. Held at the iconic Roundhouse, the fashion runway was morphed into a modern circus act with athletic aerial performances by NoFit State (UK’s trendy circus company) for TOMMYNOW “ROCKCIRCUS”, after which The Chainsmokers took the stage for a knockout performance to celebrate their … Continue reading Tommy Hilfiger’s ‘RockCircus’ at London Fashion Week

Why Dubrovnik is the go-to destination

A UNESCO World Heritage site and the most trending destination at the moment, this walled city is charming, hip and happening. Overlooking the deep blue waters of the Adriatic, Dubrovnik in Croatia offers culture, great food, shopping, beaches and a buzzing nightlife too, with the odd celeb spotting thrown in. Walking the Walls of the city is a must-do and best done with a tour … Continue reading Why Dubrovnik is the go-to destination

Big 6 on the Booker shortlist

The Man Booker Prize is like the Oscars of the book world, with 144 novels  brought down to 13 longlisted novels which is then whittled down to the Big 6 from which the winner takes home a cool 50,000 pounds on October 17. Last year, Paul Beatty won with his sharp satire on race The Sellout – which, ironically, could not have been better timed … Continue reading Big 6 on the Booker shortlist

Michelin star restaurant in a chapel

Set in a Grade II listed former Victorian school chapel in the heart of London, this Michelin star restaurant is part of the Galvin brothers’ collection. Galvin La Chapelle is truly a destination restaurant not often mentioned on the London circuit, but it’s a hidden gem. Interiors The cathedral-like setting is what makes this restaurant stand out. The high ceilings revealing the roof joists, the … Continue reading Michelin star restaurant in a chapel

Can you stomach this book?

It’s been one of the most talked about books this year, hailed as the “Debut of 2017” with even Stephen King blurbing on its cover, “The word ‘masterpiece’ has been cheapened by too many blurbs, but My Absolute Darling absolutely is one.” But the truth is, while Gabriel Tallent’s debut novel is very well-written and gripping, it is not an easy read. It is a … Continue reading Can you stomach this book?