Vaibhav Bhatia

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Beyond the Taj Mahal: the other tombs of Agra, India

'Helloooooo!'<p>The eerie cry seems to issue from the wall of the tomb. In any other context it would be creepy to hear a disembodied voice inside a mausoleum, but after a few days in India, the unexpected is almost commonplace. I soon see a woman in a sari across the other side of the tomb, grinning …

21 Cooking Tips That Will Change Your Life

And save you lots of time. Time that you can spend eating!

The Mighty Glaciers of Alaska

Meet Your Neighbor!<p>Haha this made my kids laugh when it appeared in the local paper. So, I now live in a small town of like 30,000 people here in …

The next food trends predicted by travel writers

Climb aboard the food trend train: what’s cool today will be passé tomorrow. New food trends arrive on the scene every year, whether you’re ready for them or not. Some will be local foods cast into the spotlight by changing tastes, novel techniques or a hefty dose of whimsy, but most will be …

Reasons behind The Good Road's selection as India's Oscar entry

Gyan Correa's debut Gujarati movie 'The Good Road', a lost-and-found story of a small boy, was nominated as India's official entry at next year's …

AirAsia's India Plan Hits Air Pocket As Tata Signs With Singapore Airlines

Tony Fernandes’ dream of making air travel affordable for India’s cab drivers with budget airline AirAsia India seems to be heading for a turbulent take-off. The announcement by the Tata Group, a partner in Air Asia’s Indian venture, that it plans to establish a full-service carrier in a joint …

Solar-Powered Air Conditioning Coming Soon to Trains in India

Trains are an interesting and environmentally-friendly way to travel. In hot and crowded countries like India, however, comfort might be a poor …

How Restaurant Chefs Are Using Turmeric Across the U.S.

From New York to California, restaurant chefs are turning to this vibrant rhizome and using it in ways that put curry powder to shame<p>It looks like a knob of ginger. A segmented bulb with papery brown skin, quietly unassuming until it is snapped open and a shock of orange detonates, a hue brighter …

Potted histories: Scotch eggs

This week in our food history column, Leah Hyslop cracks open the story of the Scotch egg.<p>There's a marvellous moment in an old episode of <i>I'm Alan Partridge</i> when the eponymous hero asks his long-suffering assistant, Lynn, if she can smell his breath. "It smells a bit like gas," she says. Ah, …

Food for fees: University student eats competitively, banks £11,000 in winnings

A student is munching his way through university after earning more than $18,000 (£11,200) in all-you-can-eat competitions, which goes straight on …