Author: Muskaan Gupta

Posted ON November 17, 2022 A D V E R T I S E M E N T As the capital awakens to a smoky winter, days of gloom could be well-lifted with the spirit of Southeast Asian beats as 15 acts from eleven countries will deck the grounds of Purana Quila from 18-20 November 2022. Celebrating 30 years of diplomatic ASEAN-India relations, the Ministry of External Affairs and Seher are bringing the second instalment of the ASEAN Music Festival to New Delhi. The country’s capital has righteously enjoyed the reputation of being a bubbling cauldron of culture. Right from…

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BY Muskaan Gupta, Sudrisha Goswami Posted ON October 11, 2022 Powered by A D V E R T I S E M E N T A marriage between coffee and thrilling drives steers Suhas Dwarkanath, India’s leading coffee connoisseur, to Wayanad, one of the oldest coffee destinations in the country.  He enjoys the comfortable drive of the premium SUV Hyundai TUCSON with its futuristic technology and advanced safety on the ancient trail that ends at a hundred-year-old coffee plantation, in pursuit of answering brewing questions about the beloved drink that comes to the rescue on a groggy morning. Read the…

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A D V E R T I S E M E N T A signature 50-gram 20 chocolate chip cookie awaits your arrival along with a snazzy seasonal beverage—a chilli-rimmed aam panna in our case—at DoubleTree by Hilton Agra. A moment later as your eyes skim through the lavish granite-floor lobby, a chandelier dangling from a glass roof, the plush bar in the distance and a cosy but spacious reception area greet the eye. In the middle of the cluttered, loud and sulphurous city, my retreat at the 5.5-acre property that is one of Agra’s poshest addresses, presents itself as…

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A D V E R T I S E M E N T Going back to the home state, Uttarakhand, as a non-resident always brings back a whiff of childhood—the sweet mountain air, trailing streams and meals with saag. Regardless of what I call home, one step onto the Kathgodam railway station and a panoramic 180-degree turn puts me at ease. For the next 36 hours, my destination is Rosefinch Sarovar Portico. To my adventurous sensibilities, a sojourn at Bhimtal—Nainital’s quieter cousin—didn’t seem the most exciting. But as I zip through the Kumaon hills with my travel associate, snacking on…

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The historic museum, second of its kind in India, will be an ode to the struggles and resilience of those 17 million who lost their homes, lives and loved ones in 1947. Delhi News Muskaan Gupta | POSTED ON: April 8, 2021   The Tree of Hope in Amritsar’s Partition Museum carries messages of peace. Photo by: Hindustan Times/contributor/Hinduatan Times/Getty Images In 1947, Delhi’s landscape changed irrevocably when the country broke up and millions moved across borders leaving their ancestral homes behind. As an ode to the city that became home to thousands of refugees, an all-new Partition Museum is…

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Sweet obbattu in Karnataka, crunchy dhuska in Jharkhand, and chaat papri in Delhi—we round up celebratory grubs from every corner of the country. Food + Drink India Muskaan Gupta | POSTED ON: March 26, 2021   Sweet and savoury chaats are a classic way to curb your festive hunger. Photo by: Indian Food Images/ Shutterstock Celebratory indulgences, just like Holi’s grandiosity, are colourfully delicious. Homes and streets are lined with food spreads that come in all shapes and flavours: bite-sized mithais are on full display at sweet shops; large thalis and tall glasses of thandais are culinary invitations to communal…

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From plant-based Mughlai food to travelling with a low carbon footprint, these tours promise an immersive Indian experience with a vegan touch. Food + Drink India Muskaan Gupta | POSTED ON: February 21, 2021   Vegan burgers are among the popular dishes on demand across the world. Photo By: Magdanatka/Shutterstock Everyone needs a vacation. Sometimes from the question, “Does this contain dairy or meat?” For most vegan travellers, curating their own detailed itineraries is the only way to have a hassle-free vacation. Thankfully the world of tourism is increasingly adapting to vegan needs of travellers, despite challenges posed by the…

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