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Archives: '13 Issue 08

Leela Palace, Chennai
August 28, 2013

On The Waterfront

Text by Mala Vaishnav.

Perched on the confluence of a sea and a river, the newly-opened Leela Palace Chennai, already the recipient of a clutch of awards, is an imposing embodiment of the grandeur of yore

Ulte Tawe ka Paratha
August 27, 2013

Roti On A Roll

Text by Sonal Ved.

We all know our way around a bread basket filled with foccacia and ciabattas. But how well do we know our own khamiri and warqi parathas? Sonal Ved dissects the flavours of Indian breads

Chef Vikas Vichare and Senior Sous Chef Ashish Bagul
August 25, 2013

The Colours Of India

Text by Shraddha Jahagirdar-Saxena. Photographs by Ryan Martis.

Oranges, olives and cottage cheese – three ingredients that are drenched in the hues that colour our Indian flag. Chef Vikas Vichare and Senior Sous Chef Ashish Bagul cook up offerings that use this triumvirate in two distinctly different cuisines. Shraddha Jahagirdar-Saxena marvels at their culinary ingenuity

L’Artista, Mahindra Lifespaces
August 23, 2013

L’Artista by Mahindra Lifespaces – the premium residential address in Pune – redefines the essence of living aesthetically by using myriad design elements to create relaxed, open, contemporary living options, inspired by art

Tamil Nadu
August 21, 2013

Of Ponds And Payasam

Text by Mala Vaishnav.

Mala Vaishnav travels south to the innermost realms of Tamil Nadu and discovers the land that gave Chettinad chicken and Tanjore paintings a place in the archives

Tanaaz Bhatia

Gift-Wrapping The Film

Text by Shreya Shah. Photograph by Ritam Banerjee.

With a Hollywood director putting his films in the hand of media revolutionary Tanaaz Bhatia, her marketing firm continues to adapt, evolve and innovate

Ashi Dua
August 19, 2013

Movie Magic

Text by Shraddha Jahagirdar-Saxena. Photograph by Sahil Mane.

On her return from the Cannes Film Festival, Ashi Dua – the brain behind Bombay Talkies and Flying Unicorn Entertainment – revels in her ongoing romance with the screen

Mohit Raina, Television Actor, Devon Ke Dev – Mahadev

Oh My God!

Text by Shreya Shah.

For Mohit Raina, star deity of Devon Ke Dev – Mahadev, whose TRPs keep soaring, no challenge is too big, and no progress too small

August 17, 2013

Tea-Tasting In The Hills

Text by Aparna Gupta.

A salubrious climate, lush tea gardens, the cloud-kissed earth, diverse flora, heritage bungalows, exquisite linen, vintage furniture…the Blue Mountains in Tamil Nadu cast a spell on Aparna Gupta

Meera and Muzaffar Ali

Weaving Tradition

Text by Neha Gupta.

In a joint effort with REHWA society, Muzaffar Ali – Indian filmmaker, fashion designer, poet, artist, revivalist and social-worker – has designed The Manik Bagh Collection to revitalise, reposition and promote the weaving tradition