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The Renaissance Man

Wednesday 13 November '13

Peter James on writing and interests, such as criminology and paranormal activities.
A New Chapter

Saturday 9 November '13

Lamb and mushrooms hold court at Shahpur Jat’s latest restaurant
Bonne Chance

Friday 1 November '13

The Continental fare at this new restaurant is spelled with a capital C.
Out of the Blue

Monday 28 October '13

Rahul Akerkar, the man behind Indigo— known to be one India’s finest restaurants— is all set for his first Delhi outing.
Joy Ride

Sunday 27 October '13

This one won’t have Robert De Niro driving you around, but Taxii Bar and Kitchen’s sumptuous spread will make your journey a ride to remember
No Onion No Cry

Saturday 26 October '13

Five recipes to tide you over the onion crisis.
Whole Lota Love

Sunday 20 October '13

With the opening of Cafe Lota, the National Crafts Museum becomes a gastronomic destination
Return of Funky Town

Saturday 19 October '13

Like Frankenstein’s monster, funk can never die.
Back with a bang

Saturday 19 October '13

The next, Doing Time, is fast metalcore, with Ilejay smacking the skins.
An Indian Fin(n)ish

Friday 18 October '13

What happens if two ace chefs — one Indian, the other Finnish — decide to pair up in the kitchen?
This Time for Africa

Sunday 13 October '13

Uzuri Deck and Dining scores high on flavour, portion size and service
Nine Days of Night

Friday 11 October '13

There used to be a time when Sharad Navratri translated into a nine-day period wherein meat, onion and garlic were banned.
Sunburnt at Night

Tuesday 8 October '13

The second outing of Sunburn Noida saw crowds crackling with energy and cacophonous performances by a mixed bag of artistes
Séance Sensibility

Sunday 6 October '13

A new watering hole in Hauz Khas Village opened in the memory of its late owner, offers frightening beverage options
Not So Omazing

Saturday 5 October '13

This eatery might not bridge the gap between the Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico, but this is as economical as it gets
The Art of Feeding

Friday 4 October '13

The Leela Palace in Chanakyapuri, ordinarily a scene of sumptuous decadence, looked even more spectacular on Tuesday night.
Sunshine Songs

Sunday 29 September '13

A playlist of happiness
The Best of the Best

Sunday 29 September '13

Celebrated chef Mark Best, who is on his first India tour, talks of his culinary odyssey that has turned him into one of Australia’s favourite cuisiniers
Comfortably Coo

Saturday 28 September '13

This is where India and the world comes together on a plate
The Beerable Lightness of Being

Sunday 22 September '13

If you ever needed an excuse to drink, this is it. City watering holes stock up to celebrate Oktoberfest


The Big Debate
Pratap Bhanu MehtaYou, the UPA, destroyed roads, airlines, power, education, industry, employment… you rocked the financial boat, you came for freedom, you legitimised being corrupt. But we did not speak out. Remember, we do have the vote. Pratap Bhanu Mehta While we were silent, July 11 Comments
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Pawan KheraReally, Mr Mehta? Much that I enjoy your sophomoric enthusiasm, your assertions are hurried and inaccurate. The UPA didn't aim to silence people. The UPA heard what the people spoke. Pawan Khera Imagining a silence, missing the point, July 19 Comments
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Shekhar GuptaNever in India's history has the economic discourse been so one-sided. Povertarianism, has become a part of our holy national consensus. Shekhar Gupta National Interest: The deformists, July 20 Comments
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Shashi TharoorI respect Pratap Bhanu Mehta and Shekhar Gupta, but find their diatribes sweepingly denunciatory. They have failed to notice today's India boasts a thriving, entrepreneurial and globalised economy. Shashi Tharoor Note to UPA-bashers, July 23 Comments
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Shashi TharoorPawan Khera and Shashi Tharoor's defence of the UPA, as rejoinders to articles by Pratap Bhanu Mehta and Shekhar Gupta, displays how political sycophancy can distort perception. They are written to ensure their status in the party. Madhu Trehan A people in despair, a government in wonderland Comments
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