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As understanding as we are of the airline’s policies, many of us have been surprised to find the opposite is not true.(Unsplash)

The Taste with Vir: Pity the poor passenger

Hindustan Times | By Vir Sanghvi
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.
The case of tandoori cooking is particularly interesting. Tandoors, or ovens like them, have been popular in the region for millennia.(Unsplash)
The case of tandoori cooking is particularly interesting. Tandoors, or ovens like them, have been popular in the region for millennia.(Unsplash)

The Taste With Vir: The Tandoori Chicken is a Punjabi bird and we should say it loud

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Vir Sanghvi
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.
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(@gaggan_anand/Instagram)

The Taste With Vir: A tribute to Chef Gaggan Anand’s legacy of fine food and great taste at Gaggan

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Vir Sanghvi
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.
Wine being poured into two glasses at a picturesque location.(Unsplash)
Wine being poured into two glasses at a picturesque location.(Unsplash)

Days of wine and no roses: The glory days of airline catering are ending

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Vir Sanghvi
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.
Vir Sanghvi speaks about both the telecom and aviation industry boom and how with the fall of competition, consumers have risen.(Unsplash)
Vir Sanghvi speaks about both the telecom and aviation industry boom and how with the fall of competition, consumers have risen.(Unsplash)

The Taste With Vir: The rise of consumers, the end of competition in aviation and telecom

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Vir Sanghvi
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.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on September 10, 2018 now US novelist and essayist Salman Rushdie poses during a photo session in Paris. - The author of the “Satanic Verses”, now US novelist and essayist Salman Rushdie, refuses to live as a recluse but he accepted to live under police protection since the Ayatollah Khomeini, the first guide of the Islamic Republic of Iran put a fatwa on a him and condemned him to death sentence for the book deemed as blasphemous by Muslims. (Photo by JOEL SAGET / AFP)(AFP)
(FILES) In this file photo taken on September 10, 2018 now US novelist and essayist Salman Rushdie poses during a photo session in Paris. - The author of the “Satanic Verses”, now US novelist and essayist Salman Rushdie, refuses to live as a recluse but he accepted to live under police protection since the Ayatollah Khomeini, the first guide of the Islamic Republic of Iran put a fatwa on a him and condemned him to death sentence for the book deemed as blasphemous by Muslims. (Photo by JOEL SAGET / AFP)(AFP)

The Taste With Vir: The 30th anniversary of Salman Rushdie’s Satanic Verses and the controversy that followed it

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Vir Sanghvi
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.
In politics we trust - India’s new gurus and godmen(HT File Photo)
In politics we trust - India’s new gurus and godmen(HT File Photo)

The Taste With Vir: In politics we trust - India’s new gurus and godmen

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Vir Sanghvi
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.
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