The Telegraph
| Sunday, March 1, 2015 |


Cooking up a comeback

Indian-origin chefs who’ve earned celebrity status abroad are returning to open restaurants here, says Aarti Dua

When celebrated New York chef Floyd Cardoz left Mumbai 25 years ago, he never dreamt that he’d make the journey back one day to open a restaurant. “Twenty years ago, you had to leave India to make a difference. But now people in India... | Read»

Kids’ stuff

Bestselling children’s author Yannets Levi’s books feature characters inspired by Indian mythology, says Saimi Sattar

It was the purest chance that brought Israeli author Yannets Levi to India for the very first time. “I took an atlas and decided that I’d go wherever it opened. I don’t know whether it was fate or karma but the atlas opened at... | Read»

A beautiful blend

Percussionist Bickram Ghosh and actress and dancer Jaya Seal Ghosh have merged modern designs with old world charm, says Treena Mukherjee

Their new home is still a work in progress for percussionist Bickram Ghosh and actress and dancer Jaya Seal Ghosh. The sprawling 3,000sqft apartment in south Calcutta’s smart Southern Avenue is a stylish mix of contemporary designs and old... | Read»

A Japanese treat

Take a break from pizzas and try okonomiyaki, the grilled Japanese snack, topped with everything from pork to prawns, says Rahul Verma

Shakespeare’s As You Like It isn’t quite a reference to a type of food that the Japanese fondly see as their answer to the Italian pizza. But okonomiyaki is just that — it literally means ‘what you like, grilled’. | Read»

Sun, surf and history

Diu, off the Gujarat coast, offers serene seascapes, pristine beaches and an Old Town with a unique Portuguese feel, says Sudipta Bhattacharjee

It’s always a thrill to land on an Indian island, be it the emerald Andamans or the serene Agatti in Lakshadweep. But what makes touching down on Diu, which the Portuguese described as an “isle of calm”, so very different is... | Read»

A head start

Be it at the races or a destination wedding, you can flaunt these fun fascinators almost everywhere, says Susmita Saha

They’re the new head-turners, literally. And they’ve caught the fancy of the fashion-forward. Fascinators or decorative headpieces have emerged as a favourite hair accessory with a host of Indian milliners showing off their flair for... | Read»

Boosting apps

Chromecast’s a great streaming media device and it can be exploited fully by adding third-party apps, says Tushar Kanwar

Google’s Chromecast has received the unqualified thumbs up from geeks and users ever since its India launch late last year. But the potential of this Rs 2,999 streaming media device can be exploited fully if you add on some of the great... | Read»

On the front foot

From playing with her cousins in the backyard to clinching the ICC Woman Cricketer of the Year award, Jhulan Goswami has come a long way

There have been several turning points in my life, so pointing out just one would be very tough. However, the one closest to my heart came in 2007, when I won the ICC Woman Cricketer of the Year award which I had never expected. I was also very... | Read»