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UPDATED ON APR 21, 2020 09:05 AM IST
By refusing to refund money to passengers, airlines have betrayed public trust and lost the moral right to a tax payer-funded bail out.
UPDATED ON JAN 29, 2020 11:56 AM IST
In this week’s column, Vir Sanghvi talks about the best meals he has had in both London and Mumbai; which restaurant you can’t miss and which one to avoid.
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2020 03:08 PM IST
The Mumbai Taj was the first palace hotel of note in India. Except that it wasn’t really a palace. The first real palace to be converted into a hotel was the Srinagar palace which Dr. Karan Singh gave over to the Oberoi group to run as a hotel in the late 1950s.
The Taste With Vir: Air India needs to fight its crooks and tyrants if it wants to keep living off our money
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2020 09:40 PM IST
In this week’s column, Vir Sanghvi highlights the plight of travellers - however frequent - and how they always feel a level of nervousness at airports.
The Taste With Vir: Prepare to say bye to news TV and network TV as a whole and watch as restaurants struggle to survive
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2020 01:09 PM IST
In this week’s column, Vir Sanghvi discusses the rise of smartphones and getting your food and entertainment solutions online, that have marked the three largest trends in the second-half of what is now the last decade.
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2019 12:38 PM IST
Every time you eat an overpriced pastry at a five star hotel you are probably being cheated by an unscrupulous chef who uses cheap synthetic cream that may be bad for your health.
The Taste With Vir: Paris may be among the world’s most expensive cities but with great chefs and cutting edge designers, the French have much to offer
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2019 11:46 AM IST
In this week’s column, Vir Sanghvi shares his experiences of visiting the oldest and the newest restaurants in France and what he learnt from them.
The Taste With Vir: Hoteliering is all about faceless branding these days; the great hoteliers are forgotten
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2019 02:43 PM IST
In this week’s column, Vir Sanghvi opines how nobody remembers Conrad or Barron Hilton who created modern hoteliering. Not even their own companies. As hotel groups grow in size they forget their founders and history. They become faceless corporations.
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2019 01:58 PM IST
In this week’s column, Vir Sanghvi tells us about the problems with the traditional approach to wine pairing, and what is the right way to pair food with wine.
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2019 04:51 PM IST
In this week’s column, Vir Sanghvi talks about how in India, unlike the West, rose is what perfumers would call a gourmand smell or one that reminds us of food. And so, we are reluctant to put it on our bodies.
UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2019 08:03 AM IST
In this week’s column of The Taste With Vir, Vir Sanghvi shares the general rules to know and follow when going on a holiday.
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2019 08:56 AM IST
In this week’s column, Vir Sanghvi speaks about the invention of Butter Chicken and its popularisation in the late ‘50s in Delhi, where the dish is most-popular.
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2019 12:04 PM IST
In this week’s column, Vir Sanghvi looks back at the legacy of one of Asia’s best restaurants, Gaggan, the first time he interviewed Chef Gaggan Anand and looks forward to the soon-to-open restaurant, likely to have the same calibre of food, given that the acclaimed chef is taking his whole team with him.
The Taste With Vir: How is stealing from hotel rooms a perfect crime? Here’s what you can and cannot take when you checkout
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2019 06:11 PM IST
In this week’s column, Vir Sanghvi talks about why one steals from hotel rooms or the minibar for food, beverages and paraphernalia and what makes a perfect crime.
The Taste With Vir: One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind and the launch of Chandrayaan 2 this week
UPDATED ON JUL 23, 2019 03:17 PM IST
Chandrayaan 2 Launch: In this week’s column, Vir Sanghvi revisits a memorable summer holiday in London when he witnessed one of the defining moments of the century on television, the Apollo 11 moon landing, and how it led him to become an astronerd.
UPDATED ON JUL 16, 2019 01:44 PM IST
In this week’s column of The Taste With Vir, Vir Sanghvi speaks about ancient perfume traditions, Johann (Giovanni) Farina’s Eau de Cologne and how it is just right for the Indian climate.
UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2019 04:11 PM IST
In this week’s column of The Taste With Vir, Vir Sanghvi speaks about one of Sichuan’s signature dishes, the hot pot, how it’s eaten in Sichuan, contributes to its popularity, and how it’s similar to a Swiss fondue.
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2019 11:29 AM IST
The point of good restaurant food is that the chef is paid large sums of money to create it. But, all too often, chefs try to shift the blame, arguing that because we missed a puddle of fermented grape juice or ignored a slush made from fermented carrot mash, we never quite got the point of the food.
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2019 09:27 AM IST
In this week’s column of The Taste With Vir, Vir Sanghvi throws light on in-flight food being served on flights in both the domestic and international sector and the wine that often accompanies the meals.
UPDATED ON APR 24, 2019 04:01 PM IST
In this week’s column of The Taste With Vir, Vir Sanghvi speaks about both the telecom and aviation industry boom and how with the fall of competition, consumers have risen.
UPDATED ON APR 11, 2019 10:18 AM IST
In this week’s column, Vir Sanghvi explores the real ice-cream, why it’s not the same as kulfi and how to know the difference between real ice-creams and the kind made with vegetable oil.
The Taste With Vir: The 30th anniversary of Salman Rushdie’s Satanic Verses and the controversy that followed it
UPDATED ON NOV 03, 2019 09:07 PM IST
In this week’s column of The Taste With Vir, Vir Sanghvi explores the 30th anniversary of the controversy that accompanied the publication of Salman Rushdie’s The Satanic Verses.
UPDATED ON MAR 20, 2019 01:19 PM IST
In this week’s column of The Taste With Vir, Vir Sanghvi throws light on politics, godmen and the new gurus of India.
The Taste With Vir: How talentless chefs are using expensive sous-vide machines to drain the texture from our food and to make it all feel like wet sponge
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2019 12:10 PM IST
In this week’s column, Vir Sanghvi explains the process of sous-vide that chefs adopt by packing ingredients in a vacuum in plastic bags and then suspending the bags in a low-temperature water bath for a long time.