Bombay Diaries: An enchanting look inside the Royal Opera House…

Mention Royal Opera House to passersby in Mumbai, and you’ll likely be pointed in the general direction of Charni Road, near Chowpatty. Once the cultural cornerstone of the city, India’s only surviving opera house has languished in a forgotten state for over two decades, the “Opera House” name often synonymous with the surrounding neighbourhood rather than the colonial-era landmark representing … More Bombay Diaries: An enchanting look inside the Royal Opera House…

Bombay Diaries: Unmasking lunch at Masque…

A lot has been said, written and waxed poetic about Masque. Farm-to-fork, fine-dining, seasonal and innovative are just a few of the many aspects embodied by this new restaurant from experimental chefs Aditi Dugar and Prateek Sadhu. Perhaps most significant though, is their focus on exotic and relatively-unknown ingredients foraged from farms across India. It is these unsung … More Bombay Diaries: Unmasking lunch at Masque…

Bandra Diaries: Dinner at Su Casa and a bite of the Big Apple (It Happened in New York)…

For all my sins, I’m an Economist by training and there’s really nothing I strive for more at times than maximising my efficiency. With that in mind, a friend and I recently made the most of a recent sojourn across the Sea Link by checking out not one, but two of the exciting new openings gracing the other side of … More Bandra Diaries: Dinner at Su Casa and a bite of the Big Apple (It Happened in New York)…

Catching up with the Bombay foodies: A sugar-fuelled summer

It seems like yesterday that I was keeping up with the London foodies and getting my fill of what’s new before heading to Bombay for the summer. But that was well over a month ago. Since being here I’ve had my work cut out for me. Because, you know. Bombay. It’s my sweet teeth which have been in … More Catching up with the Bombay foodies: A sugar-fuelled summer