Mango imprint  A taste of fine-dine Mangi Ferra in casual settings… at Mumbai’s Mangii Café.. Shoppers trawling the brand stores or looking for high-on-style, low-on-cost accessories at Mumbai’s most-expensive shopping strip, Linking Road in Bandra, now have a great place to rest their tired limbs. Tucked away in a little lane off the bustling shoppers’ paradise is Mangii Cafe, celebrity restaurateur Prashant Chaudhri’s first venture into the casual dining space, after two very popular fine-dining […]

Kerala’s Best Kept Secret The last time I went to Goa,I came back disgusted at having to pick my way around all those bodies on the beach,glistening in sun-screened glory. Which is why,when someone mentioned the pristine,unsullied beaches of Bekal in Kerala,I jumped at the prospect of getting to a beach where I might have the chance to sit in solitude,write a few pages of my book,bond with family,indulge in some much needed relaxation and ponder […]

Truffle-hunt right here Exotic find: Chef Abhijit Saha and Suresh Pai with the truffles that were found in the latter’s coffee plantation in Chikmagalur, Karnataka. ‘Culinary gold’ from a coffee-estate in Karnataka sets out to tickle gourmet palates..  Balehonnur, a picturesque community in Karnataka’s coffee-growing Chikmagalur district, could be on the threshold of global epicurean fame with a local coffee plantation owner stumbling upon clusters of truffles in the forests surrounding his 100-acre coffee estate. […]

Lavished with style It is the famed playing field of the world’s bold and beautiful people… for sheer opulence this Versace-styled resort on Australia’s Gold Coast does not disappoint. If minimalism is your style then don’t bother visiting Palazzo Versace, the world’s first Versace hotel at Queensland’s Gold Coast in Australia. If, on the other hand, renaissance grandeur and splendour is what makes your heart go boom, then this resort does not disappoint… after all, […]

Melbourne magic It’s a stylish city that offers amazing shopping and dining options, as well as a rocking social calendar. Melbourne is, arguably, Australia’s best-kept secret. Sydney residents will argue that their city is where it all happens, but given a choice I would opt for this jewel in regional Victoria’s crown over its fast-paced New South Wales competitor, any day. The city has a timeless beauty and grandeur. Cleverly restored and zealously maintained Victorian […]