Text by Neha Gupta. Photographs by Ankur Chaturvedi.
Shallots thrown in with the juiciest meat and tossed over a friendly rouse of fire, amazes Neha Gupta as she watches Malaysian Chef Kamarudin Bin Dali and Indian Chef Joy Bhattacharya prepare delectable concoctions with herbs and spices
Silent bystander of the many sagas of romance and revolution that never ceased to cause flutters in the ‘paradise on earth’, The Lalit Grand Palace, Srinagar, has slipped into a modern, contemporary avatar, while consciously celebrating its royal lineage
‘Vision Kashmir’ may have faltered a bit but the elemental embrace of Nature has won over visitors who throng to Srinagar’s lakes and gardens and relish the rich cuisine. MALA VAISHNAV reports on the fragile grandeur of a valley that rings with nostalgia
Stand-up comedians are applauded at their gigs with rousing ovations and full throated chortles. Talk to them and the conversations lead to more witty comments, cleverly steering away from the personality that lies beneath the charisma. Neha Gupta discovers their romantic, quirky side