Food Writing

Istanbul: A journey to the centre of the world

The idea of Istanbul is almost more romantic than the city itself. The meeting-point of Asia and Europe, the confluence of cultures, ancient civilisation — clichés about Istanbul are a dime a dozen. And yet, somehow, the city manages to exceed even your high expectations, making you fall in love with it.

Favourites List : Hay-on-Wye edition

I spent the previous weekend at the beautiful town of Hay-on-Wye attending the annual Hay Festival. Despite the mud (and it was everywhere!), it was a fabulous weekend filled with books, interesting discussions, and an intimate mini-concert by Sandi Thom that we stumbled into almost by accident.

Favourites list : Jill Abramson edition

Spoiler alert: there is absolutely no election-related coverage here. None. Promise. On Wednesday night we heard that Jill Abramson had been forced out at the NYTimes. No one directly involved is talking (there is speculation that Ms Abramson’s silence was a condition of her settlement), but rumours abound that it…

Favourites list : Shakespeare & Restaurant Reviews

Since this week marked Shakespeare’s 450th birthday (apparently, and also his 398th death anniversary, but let’s not talk of that), I give you this – all* of the great Bard’s plays as three-panelled comics. It’s a reminder (albeit an unsurprising one) of how many of his plays ended in stabbings! I loved…

Grocery Shopping

Every year, usually around January, I realize that there is a wide gap between who I am and who I want to be. Nowhere is this more evident than in my grocery shopping. Like most people I’m rather fond of junk food. One of the semi-cheap thrills of moving to…