A wonderful vegan rooftop diner

In the tony neighbourhood of Breach Candy, Mumbai where everyone is super-fit and super-trendy, it is surprising that no clean eating restaurant had made its way like it has mushroomed all over the suburbs. Candy and Green, brainchild of 25 year old Shraddha Bhansali, now has changed that. Not only is it vegan, but they also believe in ‘zero mile produce’ – growing their own … Continue reading A wonderful vegan rooftop diner

India’s first sculpture park

It’s a place where art, man and nature intertwine. Sculpture parks have been famous in cities like New York, France, Norway and Japan – an attraction for art lovers and tourists alike. Now, the Government of Rajasthan in collaboration with Saat Saath Arts will be launching India’s first sculpture park at the Madhavendra Palace, Nahargarh Fort in Jaipur on December 10. The idea is to … Continue reading India’s first sculpture park

The culinary Darjeeling Express

The star behind this small Indian restaurant in Kingly Court, London – Darjeeling Express, is Asma Khan who is known for hosting pop-up restaurants. Well, she is now here to stay and not just pop up! I pretty much devoured most of the menu (of course not alone!); all the dishes conjuring up nostalgia of being back home in Mumbai including getting served Limca. Interiors … Continue reading The culinary Darjeeling Express

The fine art of chocolate

Welcome to chocolate heaven! Out here not only will you find the most beautifully designed pastries – literally like art works with colourful flourishes, but one can only marvel at the sheer exoticness of the chocolates. La Folie Du Chocolat, a tiny patisserie in the bylanes of Kala Ghoda, Mumbai offers chocolate bonbons in flavours like the Japanese inspired ‘Oishi’ with togarashi spice and ‘Bali’ … Continue reading The fine art of chocolate

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