Hinglish

If you live in Delhi, chances are that you’ve thought in Hindi and spoken in English. Or thought in both languages and spoken in both. In the same sentence of course. You may have eaten a desi breakfast and an Italian lunch. Or vice versa. That is the spirit that Hinglish celebrates: the crossover between…

Mister Chai

Fusion reaches new heights Tea bar with Indian street snacks One or two experiments with the genre of ‘modern Indian’ and suddenly, it has taken a whole new turn. It is my belief that corny name apart, the menu of Mister Chai is the new trajectory that modern Indian food is going to take. Street…

Zingo Star

Cuisine: American-style bar snacks Atmospherics: The quintessential neighbourhood bar where friends gather to meet. It has all the fixings: the interiors are all-wood, rugged and the chairs are mis-matched. The drinks may be the reason why the place is so crowded, but the food is more than adequate too. I went with suitably low expectations…

Zambar

At the outset, let me tell you of a few of my pet hates. I am not a proponent of making fun of someone else’s accent, especially when it is the name of an establishment. I am not, therefore, a fan of the name Zambar (zany south-speak for sambar). Then, I believe in a certain…