Ivinder Gill

Auction house Sotheby’s set to test India market, eyes Rs 63 crore in Mumbai sales

l Set for first auction in India; attracted by ‘inherent stability’ in the market.

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A Madras affair: South India’s oldest hotel reopens in modern avatar

South India’s oldest hotel, Taj Connemara, reopens in a modern avatar, but with all the nostalgia intact.

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Book review: Stephen Hawking’s Brief Answers to the Big Questions

Celebrity scientist Stephen Hawking does it again. In his final book—in development while he was alive and completed later—he gives us an addictive manual on our origins, our present and our possible future. We distill hi

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Why are luxury brands attracted to India? Top executive of Emporio, India’s first luxe retail destination, explains

Each mall develops its own persona and morphs over the years, but Emporio has been able to sustain its luxury, look, ambience, feel and brands the way we envisaged it.

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Call of Beauty: Cosmetic market is getting a makeover – know about brands bringing revolution in your vanity case

Indian consumers no longer need to look at foreign cosmetic brands, as a slew of Indian companies are changing the rules of the game with their unique and innovative offerings. From crowdsourced products, customised offerings

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Chocolate in curry, onions in desserts—Mexican food beyond tacos and salsa

Considering the sweetness of the chile pasilla stuffed with goat’s cheese served by chef Alondra Maldonado Rodriguera, at an ongoing Mexican food festival organised by the country’s embassy in Delhi, she is gentleness per

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The story of Suhring brothers: How chefs from Germany elevated a plebeian cuisine to an award-winning one

In the national capital recently, cooking at the Taj Mahal Hotel, the Suhring brothers admitted that the Germans were not so proud of their cuisine like the Japanese, Italians or Indians

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Gen Y checks in: How is the hospitality industry tailoring its offerings for millennials

The absence of the colour beige is the most noticeable as you walk into Aloft, Marriott’s brand for millennials, in the national capital.

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Book review: James Crabtree’s The Billionaire Raj talks of India’s new gilded age

Tracing the stories of India’s billionaires, often termed the ‘Bollygarchs’, in his book, The Billionaire Raj, James Crabtree talks with Sunday FE about the inequality of wealth in India, crony capitalism and the challe

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‘Indian art market’s modern, inherent stability a strength’

As Sotheby’s prepares to hold its first auction in India in Mumbai later this year, Yamini Mehta, international head of department, Indian, Himalayan and south-east Asian art/modern and contemporary south Asian art, tells u

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Here is a peek into ITC’s newest property Kohenur, symbolic of the shift Hyderabad city is witnessing

ITC has invested Rs 775 crore in Kohenur, a luxury business hotel that is its 12th luxury property

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An Indian pitch in Chelsea

The most prestigious flower show in London gets an Indian garden for the first time, with Sachin Tendulkar as inspiration.

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Flavour first: Chef Wilfried Bergerhausen serves a reality check in an age when performance on the plate can easily go overboard

When diners are tempted to lick their plates clean, and when even a tiny bit of food that has escaped the fork is eyed with regret, it’s the flavours that are speaking loud.

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Dead or alive? Medical drama meets ghostly adventures in this taut novel that also has lessons for the living

As the story progresses towards its dramatic finale, the reader is overwhelmed with mixed emotions.

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Farm travels: As farmers become synonymous with protests and suicides, this writer travels through the heartland of India

The bleeding, blistered feet of farmers marching along the streets of Mumbai earlier this week are a grim reminder of the state the community is in.

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Chef Shaun Quade: The man who redefines the idea of ‘going out’

Taking food to another level with virtual reality and augmented reality, one of the most innovative and exciting chefs in the world today, Shaun Quade from Lûmé in Melbourne, talks about why food should be fun.

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Eat like a Goan: Why is it that in Goa, most visitors eat food that’s nowhere close to what the state has the large potential to offer?

A young Saira Bano runs a small restaurant, Savera, in Panaji, Goa, where the menu is indistinguishable from any roadside dhaba’s, claiming to serve what most places in tourist destinations do: north Indian, Chinese, south

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Varq: Modern Indian restaurant in national capital reinvents itself

With chef Hemant Oberoi at the helm, at Varq, Indian food moved away from the bowls of brown or yellow curry to beautiful pre-plated food.

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Interview: Famous UK chef Claude Bosi can’t stop talking about wonders of Indian ingredients

Presenting his food in the national capital for a month at the Indian Accent, where the upper level is being used for the pop-up, chef Bosi can’t stop talking about the wonders of Indian ingredients, and also his experience

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Delhi might be the talking point, but pollution is a bigger and wider threat, with smaller cities equally affected. Do we have any solutions?

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Back to Basics: Find out what will be on your plate in 2018

India has proposed 2018 to be the international year of millets, which couldn’t be more appropriate, as food globally goes in rewind mode, reviving ancient grains, and organic and sustainable food practices. Mindful eating

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About World of Entertainment on Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hotstar

The consumer is truly going to be king in the coming year, with not just content, but various platforms also vying for attention.

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‘If you save art, art will save you’, says Riyas Komu

The basic concept and framework is to bring youngsters from our subcontinent together and make them meet each other, have conversations, start discussions and maybe even collaborative projects. What brings people closely toge

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India’s best known restaurant Indian Accent shifts location; this is why

Why the country’s best known restaurant shifted location and how it’s a good move

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Spectacle on a plate: Here is how dishes are reinvented at Masala Library in Delhi

El Bulli might have shut down, but Ferran Adrià continues to influence food globally. We see similar techniques coupled with Indian flavours at Masala Library in the capital.

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‘Uncommon type’: Like Hanks’ box of chocolates in Forrest Gump, says Ivinder Gill

Some stories could seem meandering at first, but end with a big burst of emotion, like A Special Weekend, in which a boy spends a birthday with his divorced mother, or Welcome to Mars, where the dysfunctional aspects of a see

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World Food India 2017: Besides Khichdi, there are other items that deserve to be celebrated as much

The humble khichdi might have achieved celebrity status in the past couple of days, thanks to record-breaking efforts at the World Food India event, where 918 kg of the dish was cooked and served on Saturday after spicy virtu

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