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Bohri snacks for that perfect Diwali card party

The festive spirit is in the air. Homes are being cleaned and decorated. Markets are flooded with shoppers buying at full swing. Planning on for the parties to attend or list of guests to be invited. Menus discussed, recipes borrowed and shared. Diwali is here. If you are one of those, who loves experimenting with new things every festival, we bring to you some mouth-watering bohri snacks for your Diwali card party this year. And when you try them out,

Full Plates, Happy Palates at Chandigarh Palate Fest

The Chandigarh Palate Fest returns to the city of foodies with its third edition from October 13-15 at Lake Club. After its debut a couple of years ago and the response received, the festival, in partnership with CITCO, is all set to showcase fine dining, chefs, fresh and organic products, cookery workshops, food markets along with live entertainment in one large garden party. This season of Chandigarh Palate Fest showcases nearly 30 stalls from leading names in the F&B industry like

Small joys in Shoghi with Aamod Resorts

The literal meaning of 'Aamod' is small joys. This translates into the tagline of the hospitality group - choti choti khushiyaan. For those wanting to escape the crowd and cacophony of the loud festive season in North India, a quick and serene getaway is possible in Shoghi. The charm of a place is in discovering its secrets. And Aamod Resorts at Shoghi will allow you to truly explore and find your anchors in this less known hill station. You can truly

Wandering gourmand in Dubai

Dubai is one of the world’s most breathtaking dining destinations, a sprawling city with unmatched multicultural cuisine. The regular influx of people from across the globe ensures that the Arab city gets the best cuisine, be it continental, European, Asian or more. In the midst of all this, one should not forget that the local Emirati food, better known as Levantine food, is also there to savour. There are numerous options to indulge in such as hummus, a famous dip made

Pair it right with wine at The Lalit Chandigarh

"A loaf of bread, a jug of wine, and thou…" sought Omar Khayyam. In many cultures the world over, the wine has had a long history of being a constant partner at the table and has also influenced the evolution of culinary traditions. Even in India, viticulture has a long history dating back to the time of the Indus Valley civilisation when grapevines were believed to have been introduced from Persia. Winemaking has had a long history in India. 'Sura'

A Golden Time At Golden Tusk

Jim Corbett National Park, in Uttarakhand, is one of my favourite places to go to. This year for my summer vacations, my mother and I with her friend and her son stayed in a resort named The Golden Tusk. We went to Ramnagar by train from Old Delhi Railway Station. I was so excited to see an open jeep with 'The Golden Tusk' written on it waiting for us at the station. We reached around 9 in the night and

Gap year travels: Some of the strangest things you’ll see

When you’re travelling the world for a year, it goes without saying that you’re going to see and do a lot. You’ll find a wealth of knowledge and experiences as you traverse through the world’s beautiful and strange offerings – here are some of the best examples of the latter. The surprising dishes in the local cuisine As you visit different locations across the globe, there’s no doubt you’ll be more than eager to taste what each location has to offer. Some dishes,

World Tapas Day the Spanish way

World Tapas Day was celebrated with much Spanish fan fair at the Claridges Hotel, New Delhi recently. The Spanish ambassador and his team were in attendance and gave a brief introduction of how Tapas weren't just starters but a way of life or a cultural thing in Spain. Which means that the eating Tapas is actually looking for an excuse to go and socialise with friends. The tourism office of Spain partnered with Sevilla restaurant to bring the World Tapas Day

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Phalsa, the eternal summer healer

'Kaale kale phalse, bade raseele phalse' - it was a routine cry every summer afternoon that made my brother and me scamper out of our rooms to get a handful of tart berries, phalsa, for a rupee from the vendor who carried a wicker basket atop his head. A rare sight in most cities now, an 'exotic' fruit in others, my grandfather would admonish us for eating what he said 'donkeys and mules eat in the villages'. Phalsa shrubs (about 10-15