Like Chhaunk and Cheese: The ongoing revival of French food and restaurants in India invites a comparison between these two great cuisines

Years ago, Paris-based filmmaker and novelist Vijay Singh recalls taking an Indian friend to a dinner at a French friend’s house. “When the main dish arrived, I turned to him and asked, ‘Is the steak okay for you?’ He smiled and said, ‘Excellent’. A minute later, he muttered from behind his napkin, ‘Rest is fine, it just needs a little chhaunk’” (an Indian mode of tempering to release the flavours of spices). This delightful little anecdote illustrates how differently French and Indians view food. At first look (and taste), the…

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NordVPN review: A great choice for Netflix fans, but who’s running the show?

NordVPN in brief: P2P allowed: Yes. Dedicated servers. Business location: Panama [ Further reading: Your new PC needs these 15 free, excellent programs ] Number of servers: 956 Number of country locations: 57 Cost: $69 (billed annually) Panama-based NordVPN is a popular choice among VPN users and is also the recipient of much praise from experts. After spending some time with the service, it’s not hard to see why. First off, NordVPN lets you watch U.S. Netflix from anywhere in the world—a rare feat these days. NordVPN also manages to create an interface that’s simple…

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Amazon Great Indian Sale 2017 Day 2 Offers Include Deals on Pebble, Fitbit, and More

Amazon Great Indian Sale 2017 kicked off on on Friday with deals and offers on popular smartphones like Xiaomi Redmi 3S, Moto G4 Plus, and iPhone 5s, as well as other popular electronics. Many of those deals are still live, so check them out before you check out our day 2 picks from Amazon India’s first big sale of 2017. Like before, extra cashback is on offer if you use HDFC bank cards or if you pay for a deal during the Amazon Great Indian sale using Amazon Pay. The…

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Wills Lifestyle has made great advances in bringing the best of fashion through top-notch craftsmanship

ITC’s Lifestyle Retailing Business Division has established a nationwide retailing presence through Wills Lifestyle and John Players. Atul Chand, Divisional Chief Executive, ITC’S Lifestyle Retailing Division, shares branding strategies employed at the company and the expansion plans of its premium fashion brands. What is the target for 2020 for ITC’s Lifestyle Retailing Division? The target for 2020 is to make John Players and Wills Lifestyle the foremost consumer experience brands in their own segments. To grow at a CAGR of 15-20 per cent and get to more markets and expand…

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