Ivinder Gill

Articles By Ivinder Gill

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The Testaments | History does not repeat itself, but rhymes

Nothing in the sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale feels dystopian as Margaret Atwood seamlessly picks up the threads 35 years later

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SodaBottleOpenerWala: The nostalgiawala place

A niche regional cuisine gets a quirky revival, and five years down memory lane, is still going strong.

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Why Indian food is so special for celebrated chef Christine Manfield

In the national capital to collaborate with another acclaimed chef, Manish Mehrotra of Indian Accent, Manfield presented a series of recipes from her book Tasting India: Heirloom Family Recipes.

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Pie in the sky: No regional leader can break state borders and claim PM post, says Ruchir Sharma

Drawing from his travels in the past 20 years, global investor and author Ruchir Sharma, in his new book, Democracy on The Road, forecasts the Lok Sabha election of 2019 to be an unpredictable, super-competitive one.

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Interview with Martin Gelin, Swedish Author: Crisis of information on net as big and urgent as climate change

Gelin tells about the gigantic role the internet and its tools play in our lives and what needs to be done to optimise its use

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Christmas in Milan: Witness the elegance with which world’s fashion capital celebrates Jesus Christ’s birthday

The fashion capital of the world wears the Christmas festivity with an understated grace but full-on style.

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We are breaking the norms of traditional hotel chains: Kapil Chopra, founder & chief executive officer, The Postcard Hotel

The Postcard, as a brand, is more than just a chain of small hotels. It is a movement to bring back the old way to holiday, where you awaken to a new way of seeing with gimmick-free holidays that are effortlessly merged with

We are breaking the norms of traditional hotel chains: Kapil Chopra, founder & chief executive officer, The Postcard Hotel

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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Pollution

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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