LIFESTYLE

Reyka

Thordur Sigurosson makes steam in Iceland. He is the head distiller at William Grant & Sons’ distillery in Borgarnes on the west coast of Iceland , fifty miles from the capital , Reykavik. “Reyka” is the...

The Ritz-Carlton Pune

I was recently invited by Ranjit Batra-President Hospitality, Panchshil Realty to stay at the brand new Ritz-Carlton Pune which has been very much in the news currently in India owing to it’s grandeur and luxur...

The Strand Hotel

In 1901, Queen Victoria and Verdi died, US President McKinlay was assassinated, Gillette was founded and Rangoon’s famous Strand Hotel opened. It quickly became not only the landmark of Burma ( now Myanmar) ...

Twisted Nose

One British gin gives a new meaning to the word “snifter”.  “Twisted Nose Gin” is made near the cathedral city of Winchester from watercress – “nasturtium officiale”. Or, “nasus tortus” as the Romans called it....

Indian Wine, AIKYA

Could "Aikya" be the next Prosecco? Or the new Cava? Will we be celebrating Christmas, birthdays, and anniversaries by raising a flute of sparkling Indian? And toasting in the New Year with Indian Champagne?...