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TAKE YOUR $10 COLD‑PRESSED JUICE AND SHOVE IT, WE KNOW A GUY WITH A TRUNK FULL OF HERBAL REMEDIES

TAKE YOUR $10 COLD‑PRESSED JUICE AND SHOVE IT, WE KNOW A GUY WITH A TRUNK FULL OF HERBAL REMEDIES

source site “Hot or cold?” Sanjay Naik asks me, pointing with one hand to thermos flasks in the boot of his car and with the other to six large milk cans sitting on a folding steel table nearby. “Cold,” I say, cautiously. For a second I wonder how prudent it is to drink something sold out of Continue reading TAKE YOUR $10 COLD‑PRESSED JUICE AND SHOVE IT, WE KNOW A GUY WITH A TRUNK FULL OF HERBAL REMEDIES

The quick and the delicious

The quick and the delicious

Short recipe videos on Facebook and Instagram have a gripping quality that draws food lovers and novices into a world of culinary wizardry. Potato-stuffed Idlis, Samosa Pinwheels, Motichoor Rabri Parfait, Chimichurri Chicken—if the videos on Facebook and Instagram are to be believed, then these seemingly simple recipes can transform culinary ignoramuses like me into masterchefs Continue reading The quick and the delicious

Reality Kings – Inside the Very Real World of India’s Fantasy Sports Leagues

Reality Kings – Inside the Very Real World of India’s Fantasy Sports Leagues

There were a lot of things vying for Aditya Mallya’s attention on that idyllic Saturday evening in Goa; the nippy September breeze, the pristine sands of the Benaulim beach, the wondrous setting sun, the perfectly chilled beer, the delicious prawn balchao, and the company of his closest friends. All the ingredients of a memorable evening Continue reading Reality Kings – Inside the Very Real World of India’s Fantasy Sports Leagues

Your Next Wildlife Vacation Should Be in Central America

Your Next Wildlife Vacation Should Be in Central America

Costa Rica La Paloma Lodge It isn’t tough to spot 50 shades of green here even as you lie in bed. The staff also helps you interact with as many creatures as possible. Swim with dolphins, mobula rays, barracudas and white-tip sharks in the Caño Island Biological Marine Reserve; trek through the Corcovado National Park Continue reading Your Next Wildlife Vacation Should Be in Central America

Riding with the queen: Fiat celebrates 118th anniversary next week

Riding with the queen: Fiat celebrates 118th anniversary next week

It was on a sweltering Mumbai afternoon that I found myself walking into the basement parking lot of a building in Bandra’s Pali Hill neighbourhood. My guide, Rony Vesuna, and I were grimacing in the heat as we walked to the stuffy levels below. But the minute we turned a corner, Vesuna’s face lit up. Continue reading Riding with the queen: Fiat celebrates 118th anniversary next week

On India’s beaches, an intrepid bunch is riding the waves to create a surfing revolution

On India’s beaches, an intrepid bunch is riding the waves to create a surfing revolution

At 7.15 am, there were about two dozen surfers bobbing in the waters off Sasihithlu beach, just outside Mangaluru. The wind was strong, the tide was coming in and soon enough these surfers began hopping onto their boards and riding the waves – some expertly zigzagging across the water, others wiping out. This was the Continue reading On India’s beaches, an intrepid bunch is riding the waves to create a surfing revolution

Mumbai at see level: Two new initiatives help residents learn about the city’s marine ecosystem

Mumbai at see level: Two new initiatives help residents learn about the city’s marine ecosystem

Did you know that you can spot colourful clusters of marine sponges on the tetrapods of Marine Drive? Or that the young ones of the lesser flamingo, the pink winter visitors to Mumbai’s mudflats, can recognise their parents’ exact call so that they don’t get lost in their vast nesting colonies? Mumbai is surrounded by Continue reading Mumbai at see level: Two new initiatives help residents learn about the city’s marine ecosystem

Surf’s up: Meet Tanvi Jagadish, India’s first professional stand up paddle racer

Surf’s up: Meet Tanvi Jagadish, India’s first professional stand up paddle racer

The first time Tanvi Jagadish tried surfing, she did it on the sly. She had seen her friends practicing at the local beach and wanted to give it a shot. But as a tiny 10-year-old who didn’t know how to swim and suffered from light asthma, she knew her parents would not approve of her Continue reading Surf’s up: Meet Tanvi Jagadish, India’s first professional stand up paddle racer