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The Taste with Vir Sanghvi: From zero to gau mutra

  • In this week's The Taste, Vir Sanghvi writes, "India gave the world the number 'zero' but today we are losing our scientific edge and falling prey to obscurantism and superstition"
The Taste with Vir Sanghvi: From zero to gau mutra(Photo by John Moeses Bauan on Unsplash/Twitter@Rajeevsinghamm)
The Taste with Vir Sanghvi: From zero to gau mutra(Photo by John Moeses Bauan on Unsplash/Twitter@Rajeevsinghamm)
Updated on May 19, 2021 06:34 PM IST
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The Taste with Vir Sanghvi: The dream of a modern India is dying

  • In this week's The Taste, Vir Sanghvi writes, "Such is the despondency over our politicians that many people are now actively considering emigrating to other countries"
The Taste with Vir Sanghvi: The dream of a modern India is dying(Twitter/reuterspictures/dansiddiqui)
The Taste with Vir Sanghvi: The dream of a modern India is dying(Twitter/reuterspictures/dansiddiqui)
Updated on May 06, 2021 01:21 PM IST
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The Taste with Vir Sanghvi: The slow death of hope

  • In this week's The Taste, Vir Sanghvi writes, "During the first wave we had confidence in our government and hope for the future. Both are now in short supply"
The Taste with Vir Sanghvi: The slow death of hope(Twitter/GiftoftheGivers)
The Taste with Vir Sanghvi: The slow death of hope(Twitter/GiftoftheGivers)
Updated on Apr 27, 2021 05:26 PM IST
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Rude Food by Vir Sanghvi: Bae of Bengal

From puchkas and rolls to biryani, Kolkata food is stealing the show
Bengali chef Vikramjit Roy’s Kolkata-food delivery service Park Street Rolls and Biryani offers (above) puchkas too
Bengali chef Vikramjit Roy’s Kolkata-food delivery service Park Street Rolls and Biryani offers (above) puchkas too
Published on Jan 10, 2021 03:04 PM IST
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Rude Food by Vir Sanghvi: Artisanal all the way

Move over brick-and-mortar food halls, it’s time for online gourmet stores to take over
Chorizo Hummus by Artisanal Collective is worth a try
Chorizo Hummus by Artisanal Collective is worth a try
Updated on Jan 04, 2021 05:28 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Vir Sanghvi

Rude Food by Vir Sanghvi: Biryani to go!

Stage two of the delivery boom: fine dining pulaos and the big boys finally enter the market
Gosht Bohri Biryani from ITC’s special only-for-delivery biryani and pulao range; (inset) Manisha Bhasin, the Corporate Chef
Gosht Bohri Biryani from ITC’s special only-for-delivery biryani and pulao range; (inset) Manisha Bhasin, the Corporate Chef
Updated on Dec 27, 2020 08:19 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Vir Sanghvi

Rude Food by Vir Sanghvi: Eat, drink and be merry

From wine in cans to sourdough doughnuts, food entrepreneurs are leaving no ingredient and idea unturned
Fratelli’s new addition to its repertoire is TiLT, a range of fun wines in cans; (inset) Puja Sekhri of Fratelli wines
Fratelli’s new addition to its repertoire is TiLT, a range of fun wines in cans; (inset) Puja Sekhri of Fratelli wines
Updated on Dec 20, 2020 07:39 AM IST
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The Taste With Vir: To potato or not to potato with Biryani

In this week’s The Taste, Vir Sanghvi writes, “If you are unfamiliar with the biryani wars, then here’s some of the background. Biryani was invented in Delhi. (Don’t believe all that nonsense about it being a Persian dish. There is no rice dish called biryani in Iran.)”
The Taste With Vir: To potato or not to potato with Biryani
The Taste With Vir: To potato or not to potato with Biryani
Updated on Dec 17, 2020 04:35 PM IST
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Rude Food by Vir Sanghvi: Egg on your face

Whether you choose caviar or coriander as your flavouring, an egg will never let you down!
The egg is a staple of most non-vegetarian cuisines
The egg is a staple of most non-vegetarian cuisines
Published on Dec 13, 2020 07:45 AM IST
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The Taste With Vir: Nothing beats the restaurant experience even after the delivery boom amid Covid-19

In this week’s The Taste, Vir Sanghvi writes, “Yes, the delivery boom has been one of the rare benefits of this otherwise terrible phase, leading to the growth of a new cloud kitchen sector and empowering thousands of housewives and artisanal producers all over India. But, as wonderful as all that is, there is nothing that beats the restaurant experience.”
Sushi at 361
Sushi at 361
Updated on Dec 01, 2020 03:04 PM IST
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Delhi | By Vir Sanghvi

Rude Food by Vir Sanghvi: Meat the pickle

India’s non-vegetarian pickle tradition is wondrous and delicious
Rummy’s Kitchen offers a variety of non-vegetarian pickles made in the South Indian style like this mutton pickle
Rummy’s Kitchen offers a variety of non-vegetarian pickles made in the South Indian style like this mutton pickle
Updated on Nov 29, 2020 07:49 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Vir Sanghvi

Opinion | Coronavirus pandemic: India should give emergency approval for the Covid-19 vaccine

In this week’s The Taste, Vir Sanghvi writes, “I doubt if America will approve the Oxford vaccine any time soon. But we, in India, should give it emergency approval as soon as possible.” Adding, “Let’s just go ahead and beat this damn pandemic.”
Wife of a 57-year-old coronavirus disease (COVID-19) victim wails as she looks at the body of her husband before he is being taken for the cremation by the members of the Shaheed Bhagat Singh Sewa Dal, in New Delhi, India, November 26, 2020.(REUTERS)
Wife of a 57-year-old coronavirus disease (COVID-19) victim wails as she looks at the body of her husband before he is being taken for the cremation by the members of the Shaheed Bhagat Singh Sewa Dal, in New Delhi, India, November 26, 2020.(REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 27, 2020 04:32 PM IST
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Delhi | By Vir Sanghvi

Rude Food by Vir Sanghvi: The boom continues!

From burgers to biryani, cuisine is no bar when it comes to ordering food at home
Chi Ni at The Roseate, known for good dine-in meals, worked for delivery despite the distance
Chi Ni at The Roseate, known for good dine-in meals, worked for delivery despite the distance
Updated on Nov 22, 2020 08:34 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Vir Sanghvi

The Taste with Vir: Renowned chef Cyrus Todiwala’s culinary journey, his restaurant Café Spice Namaste’s closing and possible revival amid coronavirus pandemic

In this week’s The Taste, Vir Sanghvi writes of the legacy of renowned chef, Cyrus Todiwala. From the chef’s early days at Taj Aquada in Goa to currently crowdfunding to reopen his well-known restaurant Café Spice Namaste in a new location, read on....
Cyrus Todiwala(Instagram)
Cyrus Todiwala(Instagram)
Updated on Nov 17, 2020 08:36 AM IST
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Delhi | By Vir Sanghvi

Rude Food by Vir Sanghvi: Seekh and ye shall find

Its history might be shrouded in mystery, but the humble seekh kebab takes the cake for its wonderful taste 
A good seekh consists of minced keema, mixed with spices and stuck on to a skewer
A good seekh consists of minced keema, mixed with spices and stuck on to a skewer
Updated on Nov 15, 2020 08:46 AM IST
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The Taste with Vir: After year of death, darkness and disaster, things can only get better... one hopes

In this week’s The Taste, Vir Sanghvi admits that even though he’s not a New Year Column kind of guy, “This Diwali, as the world is overtaken by gloom and Delhi is submerged under smog,” he decided to give it a shot. From a coronavirus vaccine to reduction in hate, here are his hopes for the New Year.
Representational Image(Unsplash)
Representational Image(Unsplash)
Updated on Nov 13, 2020 06:04 PM IST
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Delhi | By Vir Sanghvi

Rude food by Vir Sanghvi: From their homes to yours

Home cooks and artisanal food operations find success in the pandemic
Updated on Nov 01, 2020 09:46 AM IST
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Rude food by Vir Sanghvi: Mean Mr. Mustard

Garlic is a favourite but there are other ingredients. Mustard, for instance!
For a garlic-fan, an oft-cracked joke is this line inspired from an episode of Friends: “There are other ingredients besides garlic”
For a garlic-fan, an oft-cracked joke is this line inspired from an episode of Friends: “There are other ingredients besides garlic”
Updated on Oct 25, 2020 07:43 AM IST
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Rude food by Vir Sanghvi: Magic mushroom

Indigenous producers are making the finest, purely Indian, fresh ingredients available for home cooking
Achintya Anand (inset), a former chef who now runs Krishi Cress, an urban farm in Chattarpur, is passionate about mushrooms
Achintya Anand (inset), a former chef who now runs Krishi Cress, an urban farm in Chattarpur, is passionate about mushrooms
Published on Oct 18, 2020 07:04 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Vir Sanghvi

Rude food by Vir Sanghvi: Fads vs diet facts

The results of the first major scientific study into intermittent fasting are in: it does not work!
No scientist has been able to come up with an explanation for why intermittent fasting will make the body shed weight(Shutterstock)
No scientist has been able to come up with an explanation for why intermittent fasting will make the body shed weight(Shutterstock)
Updated on Oct 11, 2020 09:30 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Vir Sanghvi

Rude Food by Vir Sanghvi: Burger basics

This lockdown-favourite delivery dish can be made at home, and it doesn’t get soggy too!
The best burgers in Delhi are made in Tres
The best burgers in Delhi are made in Tres
Published on Oct 04, 2020 07:09 AM IST
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The Taste with Vir: Elizabeth Kerkar’s contributions to Taj Hotels created new school of Indian interior design

Vir Sanghvi writes, “Liz Kerkar took the American model and Indianised it so thoroughly that if a guest suddenly woke up in the middle of the night at a Taj hotel, he would never think he was at a Hilton or a Sheraton; he would know that he was with the Taj”
Elizabeth Kerkar
Elizabeth Kerkar
Updated on Sep 28, 2020 03:31 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Vir Sanghvi

Rude food by Vir Sanghvi: Eating in

A bunch of smart restaurateurs bring the fine dining experience to your dining table at home
Restaurateur Prasanjit Singh has launched Shackhood, which offers dishes like Mama Tom Yum Soupy Noodles
Restaurateur Prasanjit Singh has launched Shackhood, which offers dishes like Mama Tom Yum Soupy Noodles
Published on Sep 27, 2020 07:52 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Vir Sanghvi

The Taste with Vir | Supreme Court vs Sudarshan TV: Free speech isn’t setting fire to a communally complex nation

Vir Sanghvi writes, “The government has finally taken a stand. In what may be a disappointment to those of its supporters who were sympathetic to Sudarshan TV’s case, the government went to the Supreme Court on Wednesday and said what should have been obvious to anyone who is familiar with the law.”
The Supreme Court(Facebook)
The Supreme Court(Facebook)
Updated on Sep 24, 2020 05:33 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Vir Sanghvi

Rude Food by Vir Sanghvi: From the streets to our hearts

Whether it’s Gaggan or Indian Accent or Bhawan, it’s street food that truly inspires our chefs
Chef Manish Mehrotra (inset) draws from the flavours of the street and creates dishes like the (above) shisho patta chaat
Chef Manish Mehrotra (inset) draws from the flavours of the street and creates dishes like the (above) shisho patta chaat
Updated on Sep 25, 2020 03:47 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Vir Sanghvi

Premiering today: The HT Brunch podcast

Listen to the debut episode for snippets from Diipa Khosla, Vir Sanghvi, Seema Goswami and Abhay Sharma, in a neatly-packaged sound-byte!
The HT Brunch podcast brings you interviews of the who’s who of the country excelling in different arenas ranging across music, art, culture, food, personal growth and social media
The HT Brunch podcast brings you interviews of the who’s who of the country excelling in different arenas ranging across music, art, culture, food, personal growth and social media
Updated on Sep 19, 2020 10:03 PM IST
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The Taste with Vir: In times when hate sells, how will News TV regulation work?

Vir Sanghvi writes, “The Supreme Court is right to want to ban hate speech but regulation has been tried and had failed before.”
Now that the Supreme Court has echoed the sentiments of many sensible people and talked about its concern with the hatred that is spread every night on some TV channels, we are left with the big question: can anything be done about it?(Pixabay)
Now that the Supreme Court has echoed the sentiments of many sensible people and talked about its concern with the hatred that is spread every night on some TV channels, we are left with the big question: can anything be done about it?(Pixabay)
Updated on Sep 24, 2020 03:21 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Vir Sanghvi

Rude food by Vir Sanghvi: Ghost of a chance

The future belongs to ghost kitchens, food and chefs!
Ghost kitchen operators like Cross Border Kitchens have several brands, all of which are cooked in the same kitchen by faceless chefs and cooks
Ghost kitchen operators like Cross Border Kitchens have several brands, all of which are cooked in the same kitchen by faceless chefs and cooks
Published on Sep 13, 2020 07:06 AM IST
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The Taste With Vir: The year of living foolishly

Covid-19 cases are at an all-time high, the economy is in a deep recession & the future is gloomy. But Indians don’t care.
On Wednesday September 9, there were 89,700 new cases of Covid-19 in India. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
On Wednesday September 9, there were 89,700 new cases of Covid-19 in India. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Updated on Sep 10, 2020 01:46 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Vir Sanghvi

Rude Food by Vir Sanghvi: Palate politics

 Not all politicians are foodies, but Prime Ministers often like their food!
Former president of the United States, Bill Clinton (inset), enjoyed food like Dal Bukhara at ITC Maurya, Delhi
Former president of the United States, Bill Clinton (inset), enjoyed food like Dal Bukhara at ITC Maurya, Delhi
Updated on Sep 06, 2020 08:15 PM IST
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