Souk and spice

Spicing up your trip to Dubai with a visit to the souks is a must. Part of Bur Dubai, the old part of the city, a boat ride across the Dubai Creek will take you to Deira. The gold souk (souk means market in Arabic) is blinding; it’s not the world’s largest gold market for no reason. Walk down to the next block, into the narrow lanes of the spice souk, which might give you a Gariahat-meets-New Market feel with the haggling and bargaining all around. 
Apr 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Cafe Arabica

Have you heard the story of goats eating coffee cherries, which led to the discovery of coffee? I can tell you that, but only after a refill of my cup.
Apr 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Season of sun & burn

Summer is here and with it all those mouth-watering mangoes, cool melons and refreshing salads. Also arriving with summer is the dreaded sunburn, which leaves our skin parched, dry and stinging. 
Suparna Trikha   Apr 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Taste of yore at a nava varsha feast

What’s Poila Baisakh without a Bengali bhuri bhoj? Executive chef Madhumita Mohanta of The Lalit Great Eastern Kolkata took care of just that with a special buffet crafted for the occasion, featuring traditional Bengali recipes as part of The Lalit Great Eastern Kolkata presents Shubho Naboborsho in association with t2.
Apr 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Fresh & spicy flavours from Chettinad

Seasonal Tastes, at The Westin Kolkata Rajarhat, is all set to explore the flavours of Chettinad cuisine with a festival called Malgudi Diaries. The festival that brings to the table both vegetarian and non-vegetarian specilaities from the region, is an ode to the fun and flavourful cuisine of the Chettiar. 
Apr 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Deepika and Ranbir rev up the runway at Manish Malhotra’s Mijwan Show in Mumbai

Only Manish Malhotra can pull off a pairing such as this! Deepika Padukone and Ranbir Kapoor made up the star cast of the Walk of Mijwan, the fashion designer’s annual showing in Mumbai that celebrated its seventh edition on Thursday night, making it a larger-than-life affair. Deepika looked like a dream in a sparkling lehnga choli in nude, white and silver. And Ranbir looked totally drool-worthy in a rose-embroidered black bandhgala paired with white pin-tucked kurta pyjama.
Apr 21, 2018 00:00 IST

The hot season looks cool on Swastika Mukherjee. Here’s why

Apr 20, 2018 00:00 IST

New prez Rachna Prasad shares her plans for Millennium Mams’ with t2

She rediscovered her love for studies six years back after joining Millennium Mams’, a city-based organisation that works towards the financial literacy of women through weekly classes on finance and investment. Having taken over as its president in March, Rachna Prasad shares with t2 her journey so far and her goals for the organisation.
Apr 20, 2018 00:00 IST

There’s more to the tender coconut than daab pani. t2 explores

Cauliflower and Mustard Pudding with Tender Coconut Cream and Darjeeling Chillies: “Daab has a typical flavour and taste of its own. It can absorb a lot more flavours while retaining its own taste,” said chef Joymalya Banerjee of Bohemian, as we relished the tender coconut-flavoured sauce that came with the 
Apr 20, 2018 00:00 IST

A resto-lounge with Calcutta at its heart

What: K-Local, a restaurant-cum-lounge Where: 3rd Floor, Block C, City Centre Salt Lake, Sector I Timings: Noon to midnight Meal for two: Rs 1,000-plus
Apr 20, 2018 00:00 IST

A party to bid farewell to the Lithuania ambassador. Only t2 was there

Laimonas Talat-Kelpsa, the outgoing ambassador of Lithuania, was given a farewell by Arvind Sukhani, the honorary consul of the Baltic state, on his last official visit to Calcutta. Park Street Privilege Club hosted a party where diplomats and their friends had a gala time, eating, drinking and dancing the evening away.
Apr 20, 2018 00:00 IST


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