Some years ago, I went to a very good restaurant in New York. The room was lovely, the food was outstanding and the service was exemplary. The restaurant had a reputation for all of those things so I was not surprised. But when the sommelier came over for a long discussion about California Pinot Noir and the manager appeared at the end to go through the dinner and ask for my feedback, I began to wonder why I was getting so much attention. Later, I met the owner and told him the story. He conceded (reluctantly) that they googled all their guests once the reservations came in. Presumably the sommelier and the manager knew that I was interested in food and wine from the google search. … [Read more...] about Rude Food by Vir Sanghvi: No, you’re not imagining it
Selfies went wrong
Sanya was alone at home during lockdown when a chutney-making endeavour went wrong. According to a source, she was reportedly making chutney in a blender. No sooner did she switch it on, the lip flew off. As she struggled to put lid back, her hand accidentally entered the whirring jar and blood gushed out. … [Read more...] about Sanya Malhotra had to undergo surgery to reconstruct her little finger after freak accident amid lockdown: report
“Happy Mother’s Day to you MA Sunanda Shetty, for being the bestest mom evvvveeeerr.. Love is an understatement,I eulogise you,” the caption further read. “Happy Mother’s Day to all those wonderful, strong , multitasking supermoms .. My wish and prayer is that you are in the pink of health.. always. Take care of yourself to be able to take care of your family,” she added. … [Read more...] about Mother’s Day 2019: Anushka Sharma, Sonam Kapoor, Alia Bhatt and more share messages for moms, childhood pics
Been there on the social media scene for about three years now, Gaur says, “People take selfies when you go out [and you are famous], par abhi mere saath aisa nahin hua hai. Abhi toh sabhi mask lagane lag gaye hain, but I’m allergic to dust, so I always wear a mask when I go out. And nobody gets to recognise me when I’m walking on the street. But people do message me that their whole family is liking my videos (smiles).” … [Read more...] about YouTuber Saloni Gaur aka Nazma Aapi: Comic timing is in my genes
In the go-go days of overseas listings in Hong Kong and New York of a conga dance of state-owned enterprises -- ranging from China's oil giants to its banking behemoths -- that started around the beginning of this century, many foreign investment banks and fund managers assured themselves and the rest of the world that China was becoming as market-oriented as the West -- but was blessed with an omniscient leadership capable of predicting the future. … [Read more...] about What ails the Chinese economy?