Jack Daniel_s Tennessee Fire

A Sip Of #JackFire With #JeffArnett

On his first visit to India, master distiller at Jack Daniel’s, Jeff Arnett conducted a masterclass giving a taste of the old and the new. Among the oldest distilleries in the USA (1866), Tennesse-based Jack Daniel Distillery is the first registered distillery there and is on the National Register of Historic Places. And Arnett is the 7th  in its history to hold the title of Master … Continue reading A Sip Of #JackFire With #JeffArnett

Raghu Dixit performed at Rongali 2018, Guwahati, Assam, India

Rongali, Assam: Bonding Over Music And Food

Giving a boost to entrepreneurs and taking youth back to the roots, bridges were built at Rongali 2018   Words, photographs : Ambica Gulati Even as shouts of excitement grew louder around the stage, I kept clicking pictures of the crabs being cooked on bamboo sticks. While Raghu Dixit was driving the crowd wild, I was busy trying to the find the price of these … Continue reading Rongali, Assam: Bonding Over Music And Food

Total Makeover FF Cream by MyGlamm

In My Travel Bag: MyGlamm Makeup Kit

Versatile and colourful, MyGlamm products come to the rescue when invited for impromptu outings. Looking good during travels is not an easy job. This is when compact make-up kits come handy, especially if you are invited to an impromptu get-together during your trip. While lipstick is probably in every woman’s bag, keeping the compact Total Makeover FF Cream helps too. This compact has a mirror … Continue reading In My Travel Bag: MyGlamm Makeup Kit

Shikha Mishra, Corporate Communications Head, Think Strawberries

Professional’s corner: Shikha Mishra, Corporate Communications Head, Think Strawberries on the business of travel

If you ever thought travel was simply about destination swapping, think again. Travel professionals burn the midnight oil to drive tourism. Beginning a series for those keen on knowing what happens behind the scenes, here’s a short interview with a dynamic lady who has been in the business for quite a while now. Trained in journalism, Shikha Mishra has worked with eminent media houses in … Continue reading Professional’s corner: Shikha Mishra, Corporate Communications Head, Think Strawberries on the business of travel

Annie Kumar, MD, Nafex India

Annie Kumar solves forex woes for solo female travellers

Independent, fearless and wanting to explore new destinations on their own and in their own way, solo female travellers are on the rise. And the trend has only been rising in 2017.  Celebrating this independent female spirit, Annie Kumar, MD, Nafex India, says: “We are surrounded by strong, determined, independent women, and what better way to fulfill that independence than to travel solo?” But there are things to … Continue reading Annie Kumar solves forex woes for solo female travellers

The Bhojpuri Kitchen, Westland

Exploring Bhojpuri Kitchen With Chef Pallavi Nigam Sahay

People make cultures. And cultures can be learned through the palate. In a candid chat over snacks at Potbelly café, Delhi, Chef Pallavi talked about the making of her book (The Bhojpuri Kitchen) and desire to bring the regional cuisine of Bihar to every home: (She trained at the Grand Hyatt, Mumbai and received her culinary diploma from ICIF, Italy. Pallavi is featured on YouTube … Continue reading Exploring Bhojpuri Kitchen With Chef Pallavi Nigam Sahay

India’s bazaar buzz: Buzzaria Dukaan

Sustainable livelihood for Indian brands and lots of handcrafted options as souvenirs for those who want a little of bit India around them at this shop, founded by Delhi-based entrepreneur Mamtaa Gupta. Words & photographs: Ambica Gulati With a six-year-old store in Delhi’s Lado Sarai, Mamtaa Gupta has now opened a store in Mehrauli near Qutub Minar. The store houses products which are purely Indian … Continue reading India’s bazaar buzz: Buzzaria Dukaan

Narendra Bhawan, Bikaner: The Royal Dream Unfolds

When three people decide to take a break and land at the home of the last Maharaja of Bikaner, they get lost in the royal past and clutch on to the super hospitable present. Words & Photographs: Ambica Gulati It all started with chikunguniya. Yes, chikunguniya. Just before I was to join a new place of work, I had been writhing in pain for two … Continue reading Narendra Bhawan, Bikaner: The Royal Dream Unfolds

When The Dhaba came to Singh Sahib, Eros Hotel, Delhi

  Lassis, tikkas, soups, dals, the truck from Punjab had come to this five-star property for a few days Words and photos: Ambica Gulati For almost a week, Umesh Dalal’s posts kept us hooked to his journey to the highways of Punjab. With each check-in the Director of Food & Beverages along with Executive Chef Nikhil Rastogi and other associates kept moving on the highways … Continue reading When The Dhaba came to Singh Sahib, Eros Hotel, Delhi

Wazwan: Kashimiri Pandit style at Holiday Inn Mayur Vihar, Delhi

All the way from the land of milk and honey, the art of cooking without garlic and onions remains intact in some homes. It also found its way in the coffee shop of Holiday Inn Mayur Vihar From the home of Rajni Jinsi in Faridabad, the road came to an end at the kitchens of the hotel. This waz, or masterchef, helped with the wan, … Continue reading Wazwan: Kashimiri Pandit style at Holiday Inn Mayur Vihar, Delhi

Beach in Goa

Old machines, new looks: Meeting three men in Goa who are smitten by vintage

Walking amidst the old beauties at Goa’s first Vintage Car & Bike rally, Ambica Gulati spoke with three men, for whom their mean machines are a labour of love The moment we landed in Goa, we were rushed into the home of Milind Angle in Panjim market. Angle’s one love is preserving all that he has inherited from his parents, be it a grandfather clock … Continue reading Old machines, new looks: Meeting three men in Goa who are smitten by vintage

A Sunday at Ek Bar, Delhi

It doesn’t disappoint anyone, the Sunday Brunch by Chef Sujan and Chef Pujan is a delight for the palate and pleasure for the senses Words and photographs: Ambica Gulati Ek Bar lives up to its reputation of being famed Chef Sujan’s baby! The brainchild of Chef Sujan and managed by his brother Chef Pujan, it is a place to spend some lazy moments. In partnership … Continue reading A Sunday at Ek Bar, Delhi