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The Accidental Restaurateur: How Rahul Akerkar was Reborn with Indigo

Posted: February 8, 2015 at 5:41 pm   /   Celebrity News

Rahul Akerkar has served bhindi at an American restaurant, walked out of the Ph.D. programme of Columbia University’s Biochemical Engineering deparment and worked for Protima Bedi. Life can’t get more interesting than that, says Sourish Bhattacharyya HAD Rahul Akerkar not fallen out with his Ph.D. supervisor at Columbia University, he may have been a holder […]

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Among The SelectED: Select Citywalk’s Arjun Sharma Showcases His Bespoke Catering Business to Spread Festive Cheer

Posted: December 25, 2014 at 5:37 pm   /   Celebrity News

ON AN EVENING when Select Citywalk, Delhi busiest mall, was spilling over with people, I went to a corner of it I had never seen before. It was December 23 and Arjun Sharma, the travel industry honcho and hotelier responsible for the mall, had invited me to his seventh-floor office dominated by a Manil Gupta […]

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Dubai Musical Chairs: Himanshu Saini Quits Rohini Dey’s Vermilion to Replace Sujan Sarkar at Tresind

Posted: November 5, 2014 at 5:30 pm   /   Celebrity News

And while you’re at it, find out about Vir Sanghvi, Le Cirque’s new chef, D2 and Juberfam Mittal’s Virendra Mittal THE TRESIND (‘tres’ as in ‘very’, as in tres bien, or ‘very good’, and ‘ind’ as in Indian) story, as Alice cried upon seeing that she was “opening out like the largest telescope that ever […]

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America’s Top Indian Food Writer Monica Bhide Takes A Bite of Literary Fiction

Posted: October 4, 2014 at 5:27 pm   /   Celebrity News

I HAVE always held Monica Bhide in high esteem for holding up the flag of India’s gastronomic heritage — somewhat like the soldier in the iconic Iwo Jima picture — in a country where Indian food hasn’t yet acquired the mass appeal of the kind it enjoys in Britain. America has seen the likes of […]

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Nelson Mandela’s Chef of 22 Years Recalls Madiba’s Simple Tastes and Passion for Neatness

Posted: September 16, 2014 at 5:24 pm   /   Celebrity News

XOLISWA NDOYIYA, Xoli to her friends, had just lost her husband, an African National Congress supporter, in violent clashes with the Zulu nationalist Inkatha Freedom Party, when a friend introduced her to Nelson Mandela, who was looking for a personal cook, in 1992. Her job interview consisted of just one question from Mandela, asked in […]

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Chez Nini’s Nira Kehar to Serve Whisky Chai, Duck Brioche with Pickled Amla and Oysters Sexed Up with Tamarind Puree on Pan Leaves at James Beard House

Posted: September 7, 2014 at 5:21 pm   /   Celebrity News

Nira is the first Indian chef to be invited to host solo dinner at American gastronomy’s pilgrim centre By Sourish Bhattacharyya NIRA KEHAR has been “mentally plating for 80 people” almost every waking moment as she prepares for her momentous James Beard House dinner in New York City on October 10. For chefs, it is […]

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Wholesome Dinner But Frugal Breakfast for High-Protein, Low-Carb Tiger Woods

Posted: February 8, 2014 at 5:16 pm   /   Celebrity News

DELHI has a new caste system. And the social divide this time round is between the select few who have partied with Tiger Woods, mostly friends of the Munjals of Hero MotoCorp (who reportedly paid a seven-figure dollar sum for the world champion’s first-ever visit to India), and the rest who haven’t I belong to […]

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