The Telegraph
| Sunday, October 23, 2016 |


Smashing spreads

The Basrai brothers, designer Ayaz and architect Zameer, have designed more than 75 restaurants and they’re creating many new cutting-edge spaces, says Aarti Dua

It’s Calcutta’s first microbrewery and it has already created a stir for more than its heady brews. That’s because the moment diners enter The Grid’s huge cube-like space in Topsia, they usually stop to marvel at its... | Read»

Workout wizards

Fitness apps aim to be like personal trainers that are on call 24x7 and can chart out the perfect workout and diet plans, says Saimi Sattar

What if your personal trainer lived with you 24x7? You could consult him/her about everything that you ate, the healthiest options at a restaurant, the total calorie count of the snacks that you dig into and how to burn the excess calories... | Read»

Making the cut

From dressing up Bollywood biggies to creating out-of-the-box bridalwear, ace designer Payal Khandwala is making all the right moves, says Susmita Saha

Payal Khandwala’s a hit with Bollywood A-listers. Tinseltown stars including Kareena Kapoor Khan, Deepika Padukone, Sonam Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Kangana Ranaut and Anushka Sharma have been seen in her creations at big ticket... | Read»

Better with beer

A splash of beer in your batter can make a world of difference to the festival season’s fried snacks, says Rahul Verma

Bhaja. One word, and a million ideas. So let’s mark this festival of feeding and feasting with bhajas, or fries. If friends come home unexpectedly, you can quickly rustle up some pakoras — with anything that is there in... | Read»

Sunny side up

Fiji in the South Pacific pulls in tourists with its fantastic seascapes, adventure and water sports, and always smiling people, says Yashodeep Sengupta

The brilliant cerulean waters of the Pacific Ocean glistened right in front of me. I was at Cloud 9, a two-level floating restaurant, but my mood hit rock bottom. I had just returned to the deck after splashing about in the water for a couple... | Read»

The smarter 7s

The much-awaited iPhone 7 and 7 Plus pack a number of significant under-the-hood improvements into a familiar design, says Tushar Kanwar

Is that really the new iPhone?” You’re likely to hear that a fair bit, if you pick up the iPhone 7 or the 7 Plus — unless, of course, you get it in the brand new Black or Jet Black variants. At first glance,... | Read»

Sole satisfaction

Rohan Arora mastered the art of shoe designing from local artisans and has been collaborating with top couturiers to showcase his bespoke creations on the runways

I was always fascinated by shoes. Even as a child, I would observe how people selected their shoes and was also very particular about the shoes that I wore.  | Read»