Doing justice to Malaysian cuisine in Chennai

As one passes by bustling Pondy Bazaar in Chennai, one cannot miss the gorgeous blue-gold banner that bears the name ‘Nasi Kandar Pelita’, a Malaysian restaurant that also serves Indian, Chinese and tandoori dishes. HISTORY The name Nasi Kandar is derived from an Indian-Muslim dish that was prepared during colonial Malaysian era using nasi (rice) and carrying it in a kandar (yoke). The yoke signifies a hawker who moved from street

  A new car or just a car with a new name?

India is a weird place to buy cars. This is a country that has a vast base of prospective customers who can be targeted by manufacturers because, quite simply, Indians are spending more nowadays. By the way, I am not talking about GST. I used the term weird because more often than not, Indians buy similar cars that use the same mechanicals but are named differently. Where manufacturers win is

Sweets for all occasions

The love for sweet does not fade ever though Deepavali is over. Khandani Rajdhani, located in Velacheri Main Road, is offering special variety of sweets this season. These sweets are prepared by experts corporate chef, Khandani Rajdhani, Maharaj Jodharam Choudhary and corporate chef, Rasovara, Maharaj Hemaram Choudhary. Khandani Rajdhani specials include Mewa lapsi, Kesar Phirni, Dryfruit dodhpark, Thandai Shrikhand, Dry-fruit Gud Ladoo, Moongdal Halwa,Rajasthani Maewa Kachori, Anjeer Gujiya, Fruit Basundi,

Give unique look to your kurta this Deepavali

Chennai: People are gearing up for this festival shopping and there is a wide perception that the clothes one wear should be associated with tradition. The hunt for a perfect outfit can get us feeling stumped. The struggle is real. With our make-up skills on point every time, we hope that our outfit stays on trend too. Did you know that a kurta/kurti can be worn in many ways? BOHO

Make a deal at Five Sen5es

Chennai: Five Sen5es, à la carte restaurant at Westin in Velacheri, specialises in South East Asian cuisine with sushi being their main hit. They are currently running a ‘pay what you want to pay’ deal which has been quite welcomed by foodies. It brings the menu which is slightly priced to fit our pockets. Well marinated salt and pepper prawns was the first to be served and it tasted as

Kalamkari mania grips Chennai

Chennai: Tamilnadu is being conquered by Andhra Pradesh. Or rather, by its craftspersons. This Deepaval season, Chennai is being flooded with Kalamkari saris and dress materials. This has been happening for the past year and is peaking during the festive season. There is a steady increase in love for Kalamkari, a hand art on fabrics that is native to Kalahasti and Machilipatnam in Andhra Pradesh. All textile shops – including

Palam Silks launches four new collections

Chennai: As part of Deepavali and festive season, Palam Silks presents four new collections that are tributes to women’s growing power of choice. Founder of Palam Silks, Jeyasree Ravi quoted said in a press note, “Each of our Deepavali and festive season collections is unique in its own way. And every saree in our new portfolio makes a loud and clear statement. It is designed for today’s woman; she knows

There is a new Mojo in the making

  Recently, fresh spy shots of a Mahindra Mojo on test surfaced online. The bike that has not been camouflaged has been caught testing somewhere in Maharashtra. Going by the looks, Mahindra has for the first time stripped the Mojo of many features in order to undercut many other bikes in its price segment. Sources said this new variant of Mahindra’s flagship bike will be launched early next year after

'English' restaurant serves local cuisine

Chennai: Ever been to a restaurant that looks like it is from the 1950s? That’s what Kimberly House in Harrington Road offers and in addition to it they serve the authentic South Indian vegetarian and a few continental. “This was a general idea and a common thought. We had the place, which came together,” says the co-founders Karthy Lakshmanan and Jayakrishna Madan. “The idea was to keep it old. As

Sarees - Embrace culture with different styles

Chennai: One can never deny that the sari is definitely the best garment that has been created in India and its fluid drape looks no less than a trendy suit. So why not try to notch up the desi-style by experimenting like eves do with western outfits? Below are the 13 types of unique sarees that everyone must check-in into their closets. Benarasi The love for this traditionally woven silk

McLaren BP23 will be the fastest McLaren ever

  Remember McLaren F1? The 241 mph car that was on sale for just six years in the ’90s? Well, McLaren reckons that other than petrol heads, not many do, so it has decided to revive the car’s legacy by creating a spiritual successor. But as McLaren is tight-lipped about this, we have done some digging on the new car. The F1 lived a short life. Only 106 cars were