The Telegraph
| Sunday, July 31, 2016 |



Bean-to-bar chocolate-makers are looking to woo chocoholics away from mass-produced creations with their tantalising handmade offerings, says Aarti Dua

When Jane Mason first learnt to make chocolates while working as a raw food chef in Bali in 2010, little did she imagine that she’d be chasing her chocolate-coated dreams in India, which, unlike Indonesia, is hardly known as a cacao- or... | Read»

Fun zones

The newest international-style amusement parks offer everything from snowy ski slopes to virtual reality gaming and a mock mini-city, says Sushmita Biswas

Dressed in a chef’s coat and with a baker’s cap plonked on her head, 11-year-old Avanti is ecstatic about getting her hands into dough at the Mad Over Donuts factory in KidZania, an indoor theme park in Mumbai.  Through the day,... | Read»

A green getaway

Fashion designer Pallavi Mohan’s home is surrounded by an oasis of lush greenery, says Saimi Sattar

Afragrant lemon bush, figs, brinjals, chiku and gourd flourish in pots on the sunny, first floor terrace. Overhanging branches of a mango tree growing in the garden below threaten to offload ripe fruit at your feet. A grapevine along the... | Read»

Hilsa goes global

Take your pick from Mexican or Thai reinventions or even a very Japanese hilsa teriyaki, says Rahul Verma

This year, just before the rains, I had a bet with myself. No way can chefs think of any more ways of cooking the queen of all fish — the grand hilsa —this season. I have, in the last few years, eaten the fish steamed in a gourd leaf,... | Read»

Rocky rendezvous

The rugged and almost Martian landscape of Canyonlands and Utah’s other national parks has an almost mesmerising appeal, says Ananada Niyogi 

The below freezing temperature, a chilly wind and an elevation of 6,000ft  meant that we were shivering through three layers of clothing. | Read»

Casually chic

TV actor Dheeraj Dhoopar has a huge collection of smart footwear and can’t resist big brands

Style according to you is...Style is very personal and reflects your personality.  | Read»


Pokémon GO is cutting across age, race and gender, and is winning fans over in huge numbers across the globe, says Tushar Kanwar

It was a gloomy overcast Sunday in Mumbai, and threatening to pour just about any time, but that didn’t stop over 470 gaming enthusiasts from converging at the Hiranandani Gardens for fitness tech venture GOQii’s Active Sunday... | Read»

A sparkling debut

Landing the lead role in Raman Raghav 2.0 gave Sobhita Dhulipala’s Bollywood career a terrific start

I was a simple girl living in Visakhapatnam who decided to take part in the Miss India pageant in 2013. Winning the Miss India Earth 2013 title proved to be a stepping stone for a career in modelling and, eventually, films, though I... | Read»