The Telegraph
| Sunday, February 21, 2016 |


Bespoke breaks

It’s all about going beneath the surface at exotic destinations around the globe with New Age ‘experiential’ travel agencies, says Saimi Sattar

Fancy chasing the Northern Lights in Finland? How about going hunting with eagles in Mongolia? Or, closer to home, following the textile trail in Kutch, learning about miniature paintings in Rajasthan or for inner peace, tranquillity and fitness,... | Read»

Liqueur is quicker

Oscar de Sequeira Nazareth was in derivatives trading until he discovered 
an old family recipe and turned it into an award-winning liqueur that’s 
selling globally, says Aarti Dua

It was a lazy afternoon in late 2011 when Goa-born and Portugal-bred finance professional from the UK, Oscar de Sequeira Nazareth, stumbled upon an ancient, moth-eaten family recipe book dating back to the times of the Portuguese empire. Nazareth... | Read»

A world of her own

Actor Rachana Banerjee’s apartment with its minimalist interiors is everything she wanted her dream home to be, says Shilpi Guha

The firsts are always special. Be it one’s first love, job, car or house. In fact, one’s first home is a huge investment that inevitably brings a sense of fulfilment. For actress Rachana Banerjee, it wasn’t any different. Having... | Read»

Small is beautiful

As diners look out for bite-sized servings, Asian dishes are following Western trends and coming out of the kitchen on smaller platters, says Rahul Verma

Increasingly, small is becoming big when it comes to food. Small plates with small portions are quite the rage across the globe. But what’s interesting is that chefs are now extending this mostly Western cuisine trend to Asian food. | Read»

Flight to Phobjikha

The annual migration of the black-necked cranes is an eagerly awaited event in Phobjikha, the home of Bhutan’s largest wetlands, says Sohini Sen

Once upon a time,” begins Ugyen Drukpa — UD as he likes to be called — in his usual measured tones. I am all attention for yet another story. We’ve spent five days in Bhutan and with a guide like UD, the lore flows much... | Read»

Best shoulder forward

Play it cool in one-shoulder outfits that are chic and sophisticated and also guaranteed to raise the mercury, says Lubna Salim

Did you admire Sonali Bendre’s monochrome one-shoulder gown that she turned up in at a recent film awards show? This Manish Malhotra creation gave cool competition to the ivory, single-drop shoulder gown by Gaurav Gupta that Lisa... | Read»

Portable powerhouse

Microsoft has put a lot into the Surface Pro 4 tablet to make it a proper laptop substitute, but almost priced it out of the market, says Tushar Kanwar

Right on the heels of the launch of the iPad Pro comes the Microsoft Surface Pro 4, with the aim of being ‘the tablet that can replace your laptop’. But is Microsoft’s big-screen convertible tablet worth all those pretty... | Read»

Weaving a winning tale

For designer Anju Modi, walking out of a bad marriage turned out to be a stepping stone to building a new life and successful career

The first really important turning point in my life came about 30 years ago when I walked out of my marriage. Frankly, it was a huge decision. I’d been brought up in Ranchi and was married off at 18 to a Delhi boy. I tried to make it work... | Read»