Hideaway island paradise

Malta, a picture-perfect island country in the central Mediterranean Sea, is actually an archipelago of three islands comprising Malta, Gozo and Comino nestling between Sicily and the North African Coast. Hence, you could also take a boat across to Sicily and combine it with your trip to Malta. There is so much to see and do on this island, but there are some things that … Continue reading Hideaway island paradise

Breathtaking vineyards of Douro Valley

No visit to Porto (north west of Portugal) is complete without a detour to the Douro Valley which is exactly what I did on my recent sojourn in September, incidentally weather-wise a great month to visit. This area has been long devoted to vineyards producing Port wine and table wines. It’s now a UNESCO World Heritage Site too. The River Douro extends from Northern Spain … Continue reading Breathtaking vineyards of Douro Valley

An artistic journey

TARQ, a relatively new Mumbai contemporary art gallery, recently exhibited for the first time in London as part of Camden Kala (an annual arts programme). The idea of the exhibition This Burning Land Belongs To You was to show works that both a UK and Indian audience could relate to and hence, the initiative to promote three young artists: Soghra Khurasani, Rithika Merchant and Ronny … Continue reading An artistic journey

Mumbai’s big fat dessert festival

After ‘food porn’, here comes ‘dessert porn’! Mumbaikars are in for a debauchery of their sweet tooth with over 100 desserts on offer at the Dessert Garden being held this weekend at High Street Phoenix. From Turkish Baklavas, French Entremets, Centre-filled Cupcakes, Cookiewiches, Meringues, Waffle Sticks and Freak Shakes to Donuts, Marshmallow Sundaes, Chocolate Éclairs, Cookies, Dessert Jars, Candy Floss…phew, the list is endless. For the … Continue reading Mumbai’s big fat dessert festival