Flavours of fusion
A wave of new platters has swept away the traditional menu and brought forth a rich and tempting variety of pan-Indian cuisine. The purists may continue to fret, fume, and frown but fusion food, as in couture and music, is here to stay, observes
there used to be a lively, reasonably affordable eatery in Delhi. This
was the Tea House located at the corner in the Regal Building in
Connaught Place, a meeting point for loquacious intellectuals, budding
poets, short story writers and others of this artistic ilk. What drew
many others to the place was not ‘food for thought’ but food for
the body. One of the innovative dishes served here in the mid-1960s
was the keema dosa. This was our first encounter with fusion fare.
Tawe pe dahakta murgh is a desi version of the sizzler.
Madrasi tadkewala raita is hung curd tempered with curry leaves, mustard and red chillies.
The romantic getaway
Syracuse in New York state is a nature lover’s paradise, writes Kiran Soni Gupta
with the weekend frenzy, our friends from Hendricks Chapel at the
Syracuse University mobilised a group of 14 friends, all bundled in a
giant car, and decided to explore the wintry beauty of Syracuse on a
sunny weekend. From the Syracuse taking NYS route 5 east to
Chittenango and then on to route 13 and turning right, following it
for about four miles north of Cazenovia, we reached the entrance to
Many visitors flock to the lakes in Syracuse to watch the sunset.
— Photo by Madhukar Gupta
Images from the Third World
The International Film Festival of India (IFFI)-2006, starting in Goa on November 24, will focus on southern cinema, writes
Ervell E. Menezes
is indeed heartening to know that the International Film Festival of
India- 2006 will have an Asian/African/ Latin American competition
section. The Golden Peacock Award will be given to the Best Film in
this section, while the Silver Peacock will be given to the Most
Genuine cinema lovers might not be able to see good cinema because of the high rates
charged by multiplexes
‘Naksha was a
Deol, despite being the superstar he is, never participated in
the rat race of reaching the top. He did good films, but refused
to talk about them. He won awards but refused to attend the
ceremonies to receive them. He got involved in controversies
without coming out in the open to clarify.
Sunny Deol with Sameera Reddy and Viveik Oberoi on location.
Big B as Salman’s godfather
star cast to technicians, writer-turned-director Rumi Jaffery says he
took "all those who love" him in his first film, God,
Tussi Great Ho, which stars Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan and
"This is my first film and it comes straight
from my heart, so I took all those in the industry who love me. From
actors to technicians, the film is full of my friends," Jaffery