Articles by Vir Sanghvi
It’s always better at home than at a restaurant. You need just three things to make it. And anyone can cook it
Updated on Jan 23, 2022 12:57 AM IST
It is the brand new flavours created over the last few decades that keep Indian cuisine fresh and original: Manchurian, Butter Chicken, Chaat Masala and more
Published on Jan 15, 2022 10:54 PM IST
But did we, really? Or were we conned into falling in love with nasty synthetic oils and bogus truffles?
Published on Jan 08, 2022 10:59 PM IST
India’s hotel industry faced its biggest challenge ever but it performed brilliantly with speed and agility
Published on Jan 01, 2022 09:42 PM IST
Ramen and Pad Thai are not part of any traditional cuisine. They were made up relatively recently. Like Butter Chicken and Chicken 65
Published on Dec 26, 2021 10:27 AM IST
Indian tourists who ignore Sri Lanka and its natural beauty are making a mistake. Here’s why it should be on your bucket list
Published on Dec 18, 2021 11:36 PM IST
What makes a restaurant successful? What makes it stand out? Well, it does help to surprise the guests
Published on Dec 11, 2021 09:18 PM IST
Indian food is hardly ever made with lamb but our chefs lie about this because they are too embarrassed to admit they use goat
Published on Dec 04, 2021 07:56 PM IST
Ajoy Bose’ s 2021 documentary uses contemporary footage and fresh new interviews to re-examine the band’s India connection.
Updated on Dec 03, 2021 07:53 PM IST
For decades, Michael Lindsay-Hogg’s 1970 film, Let It Be, was considered the defining take on why the Fab Four broke up. But Peter Jackson’s new documentary, The Beatles: Get Back, presents a different side, offering new reasons for the split (Hint: it’s not Yoko) and a refreshing view of their last days as a band. Crucially, it separates the men from the myth, letting their music be.
Updated on Dec 03, 2021 07:40 PM IST
Himanshu Saini will definitely be the Next Big Thing to keep an eye out for among globally-renowned Indian chefs
Updated on Nov 28, 2021 09:51 PM IST
Bad service is not a reflection on individuals but stems from the attitude of the restaurant and it’s management
Published on Nov 20, 2021 08:24 PM IST
The inventor of Tiramisu died last month without realising what a hit his dessert had become in India
Published on Nov 13, 2021 09:37 PM IST
Gaushan De Silva is the greatest South Asian chef you have never heard of. And he’s tantalising tastebuds with flavours chiefly his own Sri Lanka and the Maldives, where he has lived for over a decade
Published on Oct 30, 2021 09:59 PM IST
Amit Burman and Rohit Aggarwal got into the restaurant business for fun but ended up creating a major food company with such brands as Punjab Grill
Published on Oct 24, 2021 12:46 AM IST
Most top restaurants in Dubai are branches of places from abroad, but they can be very good with their cooking skills and presentation
Updated on Oct 17, 2021 12:08 AM IST
New research says that dairy fats like butter and ghee may actually be good for you, despite what the last decade’s studies have shown
Updated on Oct 09, 2021 09:42 PM IST
The momo has now become one of India’s favourite dishes. How are they different from dim sum and where did the dumpling craze came from?
Updated on Oct 03, 2021 11:40 AM IST
A trip to Amritsar turns into an adventure with Punjabi breads, with a highlight on the city’s undefeatable kulcha
Published on Sep 25, 2021 09:44 PM IST
Barbecue and open fire cooking are in vogue the world over, but Indian chefs have been reluctant to go down that road: till now!
Updated on Sep 20, 2021 03:36 PM IST
- From being a seasonal destination, Rajasthan has emerged as the place to go to all year-round in post-pandemic times
Published on Sep 11, 2021 11:27 PM IST
After being eclipsed by Delhi for so long, it looks as if Mumbai may become the food capital again. Here’s why
Published on Sep 04, 2021 09:41 PM IST
- Who are the best PMs India never had? I don’t have the historical perspective to tell you how good Sardar Patel would have been (though my guess is: very good), but here are some I watched closely while covering politics over the last few decades.
Published on Aug 31, 2021 03:44 PM IST
Yes, it is safe to order in and to eat out but only if you follow these nine rules. So, read on before you step out to your favourite food joint
Published on Aug 29, 2021 09:51 AM IST
- What kind of prime minister would Rajiv Gandhi have made in a second term? The general view of his first term is that he was well-intentioned but inexperienced and therefore unable to achieve the things he wanted to do.
Updated on Aug 24, 2021 04:06 PM IST
What are the defining characteristics of Indian Chinese food? A guide to Sino-Ludhianvi style ‘Chinese’ food
Published on Aug 22, 2021 08:34 AM IST
If a hotelier of Indian origin can transform luxury tourism in the Maldives, why can’t we build better beach resorts in our own country?
Published on Aug 15, 2021 09:29 AM IST
- When did it all change? When did journalists lose so much of their access and clout?
Published on Aug 12, 2021 02:06 PM IST
This is the most popular chocolate dessert of our times, the stuff of movies and controversies. And imagine, it all began with an accident!
Published on Aug 08, 2021 09:01 AM IST
It’s good for your mental health to get out and take a break. Here are seven tips to keep safe while you’re out and about
Published on Aug 01, 2021 08:53 AM IST