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Archives: '13 Issue 05

Bardo: Goa’s latest luxury hotel, Goan Culinary
May 14, 2013

Gourmet In Goa

Text by Nasrin Modak. Photographs by Munir Kabani.

Speciality restaurants are giving a tantalising twist to the Goan culinary landscape. Sheela Jaywant follows the food trail and indulges her gastronomic instincts at the freshly-minted eateries that offer authentic global treats

Natasha Ramchandran

Model Fashionista

Text by Neha Gupta.

Post her impactful debut at the recent Lakmé Fashion Week, cover girl Natasha Ramachandran talks about her love of the ramp and her plans off it

Chef de Cuisine Vijendra Singh Mertia and Chef Sohil Panchal: an inventive take on simple ingredients

The Star And The Sea

Text by Nasrin Modak. Photographs by Munir Kabani.

Against the backdrop of a setting sun, blue waters and white sand, cooking juicy lobster with spicy star anise takes on a totally new dimension. Chef de Cuisine, Vijendra Singh Mertia and Chef Sohil Panchal add their own zing to the recipes and book a table on the lawns for Nasrin Modak to sample their original creations

Jagi Panda

No Frills Please!

Text by Viseshika Sharma. Photographs by Amit Dey.

Jagi Panda, the woman behind Orissa’s largest broadcasting network, is a force to reckon with. The glamorous former model takes time out to chat with Viseshika Sharma about her life and style mantras

Wendell Rodricks, Fashion Designer

Abode Of Happiness

Text by Shraddha Jahagirdar-Saxena. Photographs by Tina Dehal.

Walls dotted with nutcrackers and hats…an intriguing interplay of light and colour…artistic workspaces. Wendell Rodricks’ home in Goa – Casa Dona Maria – is imbued with a feel of the Bohemian state and the flavour of his personality. The iconic fashion designer interacts with Shraddha Jahagirdar-Saxena about living in ‘paradise’


In My Shoes

Text by Neha Gupta.

Fashionistas and stilettos share a mutual admiration for each other, bordering on obsession – the good type

Capital Comment, Madhu Jain

The Golden Years

Text by Madhu Jain. Illustration by Farzana Cooper.

Older people falling in love would, for the young, be as improbable as the earth spinning the other way around. Or, falling off its axis, says Madhu Jain, extolling the sweetness of love in the autumnal years