To paraphrase him with a pinch of fleur de sel: If you want to know a country or a people, know their food. It is nothing but serendipity that I am reviewing two books in this issue which have to do with the same region: Sichuan. Maybe the universe is telling me something.
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MERRY GENTS OF BINSAR
Lockdown blues? PRANNAY PATHAK finds his melting away in the sweet wintering pastures of Kumaon.
ON THE wings OF FREEDOM
For the first time in my life, I had an understanding of the naturalist’s drive that I had seen only in birdwatchers.
Meet The General Manager ARMANI HOTEL DUBAI'S THOMAS PERUZZO
With a Danish and Italian lineage, he’s recently moved from Germany, where he was raised and upheld many senior management positions for several brands
NITIN CHAUDHARY Digging Where I Stand
They say that travelling is a great way to learn. However, we have inherently associated travelling with travelling far. But that need not be so, as I discovered this year. I was forced to reduce my range but I still found hidden local gems
Bhujangasana: Cobra pose
A back bending pose which is also part of the traditional surya namaskar sequence, bhujangasana reflects the posture of a cobra that has its hood raised. Considered one of the most powerful asanas, it can help reduce belly fat. While during the initial stages, the practitioner is simply trying to build his/her physical capacity, with time, one starts visualising and imitating a cobra including the sound of its breath.
Mutton Rogan Josh
It is an authentic recipe straight from the Kashmiri kitchen, distinguished by its red sauce
Feral Dreams: Mowgli & His Mothers
By STEPHEN ALTER ALEPH BOOK COMPANY
Colaba's Eerie But Always Interesting Past
Shabnam Minwalla provides a riveting glimpse into Colaba’s eerie but always interesting past.
The Muslims You Don't See
If Muslims are outsiders in Europe, why do so many expats love their countries? Roland Mascarenhas shares some answers
Beginning 2021 On A Note Of Hope
As the world inches closer to renewing the normal ways of our existence, Ameya Bundellu gazes into the crystal ball and tells us what travel in 2021 will look like
Wild Wild West of Sichuan in China
Exploring Tibet had always been on my bucket list of travel documentary project. In 2018, I had the opportunity to visit Tibet, and it was the most incredible travel experience.
Best known as the home of pandas, the business scene in Chengdu is anything but black and white
The Rebirth Of Min Jiang
A new chapter begins for Min Jiang, a long-standing restaurant much-lauded for its award-winning Cantonese and Sichuan cuisines and exceptional service standards since 1982.
Education Comes First in Poverty Alleviation
IT’s a misty morning in late August at the remote Jiebanada Village. Six-year-old Jineng Xiaofei is already up, washing and having breakfast. As the sun rises and burns off the mist, his mother checks that he’s ready, and the two of them walk hand in hand to the village kindergarten.
An Englishwoman's Tour of Chinese Delicacies
Shark’s Fin and Sichuan Pepper: A Sweet-Sour Memoir of Eating in China
How Dongchuan in Yunnan Shook off Poverty
DONGCHUAN District in the northernmost part of Kunming City, Yunnan Province, is famous for its magnificent red soil. It is yet a deeply impoverished region due to the fragility of its ecosystems and exhaustion of resources. Nevertheless, the district successfully got rid of poverty in 2019, a remarkable achievement for the local people. Incidence of poverty there dropped from 52.88 percent in 2013 to zero in 2019.
The Changing Face Of Chengdu
Best known as the home of pandas, the business scene in the Sichuan capital is anything but black and white
Zhang Yong: The King Of Hotpot
“Zhang would leave his low-wage jobs and opened his first shop in 1994 with only 4 tables in a small booth. He’s admitted that he didn’t even have a cooking background, or a strong handle on preparing the traditional Sichuan hotpot dish, he told Forbes.”
Cruise In Style
Royal Caribbean International invites you to embark on a high seas adventure on its luxury class cruise ships. Neda Al-Asedi gets on board the latest addition to fleet, the Spectrum of the Seas, on one of the company's South-East Asian itineraries out of Singapore.