Book Review: Adventures of an Indian Techie by Nipun Varma

Ever wondered what it feels like to be an Indian techie? Curious to know about the obstacles they face? Then, Nipun Varma’s, ‘Adventures of an Indian Techie’ – published by NotionPress is perhaps the go to book to know how it feels to live a life as a techie working for an ‘IT firm’. Continue Reading

Asia Kitchen’s clay pot fest is all you need to enjoy Chinese cuisine

Asia Kitchen by Mainland China in an attempt to revive the lost art of cooking, has launched the ‘Clay pot festival’ imbibing 5000 years of Chinese and Pan Asian flavours straight off the hot pot. Continue Reading

Book review: The Shooting Star by Shivya Nath

I first came to know about Shivya Nath through a very good friend of mine at work and the rest, I would say, is history. In this age of Instagram-driven source for visual pleasure, I can easily say Shivya is one of India’s well-known travel writers. Continue Reading

Effective blogging and social media presence matters for any career

While recruiting a new candidate, companies often check for academic performance, seminars and workshops s/he took part in and other ‘usual ingredients’ that make up a perfect resume. However in this digital age, there are other ways for a person to secure a job and increase his/her chances for better opportunities by harnessing the power of social media and blogging. Continue Reading

Former CFO of Tata Global Beverages pens book on business management

Anil P Goel has over three-and-a-half decades of experience across Tata Group companies including that of the Chief Financial Officer of Tata Global Beverages. He has also served on the board of Indian Hotels and was also a Non-Executive Director on the boards of Taj GVK Hotels & Resorts Ltd, Tata Coffee Ltd, among others. He is known for his expertise in business restructuring and change management solutions. Continue Reading

Restaurant Toscano serves sumptuous Italian cuisine in the city

Toscano is a fine-dining restaurant with eight branches in Bangalore. Now, it has stepped into Chennai offering delicious Italian cuisine. Started in 2005, Toscano, under the management of the Red Apple Kitchen Pvt Ltd it has delighted many foodies. Continue Reading

Former corporate professional-turned author’s book translated into Tamil

When Durgadoss started his corporate career, little did he know that instead of preparing PPTs or spreadsheets, he would be penning about Alexander the Great or the Indus Valley or the 26/11 terror attacks, effortlessly weaving facts with fiction. Today, R Durgadoss is a successful author, having written three historical/mythological novels. Continue Reading

Couple travels across globe to eat bizarre food, write book

Divya Anand and her husband, Vivek aren’t ordinary couple who travel the world simply to take selfies or perhaps enjoy a romantic evening but rather they navigate the globe to eat bizarre foods like sipping snake wine in Cambodia or goose web in Singapore! Divya’s book, ‘Dare Eat That: A Guide to Bizarre Foods from Around the World’ explores their journey to eat every species on earth. Continue Reading

City-based hobbyist builds miniature railway models and town

The train hoots and hisses as it chugs to a start. You hear the rhythm of the metallic wheels shrieking as it glides over the track. The steam engine exits ‘Prithvi Avenue Junction’, passes through small mountains, a tiny bridge, slips into a tunnel, sneaks beside a town and then reaches ‘Prithvi Avenue Junction’ again. The journey takes less than a minute. You just read about Sundaram Parthasarathi’s railway model at work, built in a room at his apartment’s terrace at Prithvi Avenue, R A Puram. Continue Reading