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23 HOURS AGO - Saveur

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Soul of the Palace

Enlarge Credit: Ariana Lindquist Dignified and animated, my friend Sulaiman Khan, the raja of Mahmudabad, opens an Urdu dictionary and reads me the definition of masala: “things conducive to good; occupations; honor, glory; ingredients; spices; a border of a garment such as gold or silver lace.” He could be describing the courtly culture of his ancestors, Arab nobility that ruled ...

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AUG 30, 2014 - Saveur

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Lovely Lassis

Enlarge Credit: James Roper Traveling in India as spring was lapsing into torpid summer, I was grateful to find creamy chilled lassis everywhere to sip in the heat. On city streets and in village shops, in homes palatial and humble, people rolled the wooden handles of star-shaped churners between their palms, frothing glasses of milk- or water-thinned yogurt to mix ...

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AUG 29, 2014 - Huffington Post

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The World's Largest Artist Colony Is About To Be Bulldozed

In the heart of New Delhi lives what is said to be the world's largest collective of performers -- puppeteers, drummers, monkey tamers, snake charmers, singers, acrobats, and more. Their family units can include more than a dozen members. Dads and moms pass their art down to the kids. In Kathputli Colony that's simply how things are done. Chatta Khan, ...

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AUG 29, 2014 - Saveur

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Preserving Culture

Enlarge Credit: James Roper When I go home to India, I look forward to one thing in particular: my mother's homemade pickles. As is true of most great Indian cooks, her repertoire is seemingly endless. With yellow dal, she might serve a lime version, fantastically sour and peppy with green chiles and ginger. To slather on flaky paratha flatbreads, she ...

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AUG 29, 2014 - Women\'s Wear Daily

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Shiseido's Za Cosmetics Enters India

The 11-piece line represents the Tokyo-based company's first launch in the country. Continue reading...Follow WWD on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.

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