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Masala Library by Jiggs Kalra, Janpath, New Delhi

If you cross the Windsor roundabout on the busy Ashoka Road in India's capital and move towards the Janpath road, right next to Hotel Le Meridian you see a small building almost covered with big huge trees. On the ground floor of this building is situated one of Delhi's finest eating places - Masala Library by Jiggs Kalra, the only Jiggs Kalra branded restaurant in the region. On a hot Sunday afternoon, I set out to discover this place and to understand and experience its food. For those who don't about Jiggs Kalra, well he is an iconic chef, one of the most well-known culinary experts in the country. His son runs the popular food brand Farzi Cafe and Masala Library besides other food outlets. Masala Library by Jiggs Kalra first opened in Mumbai in October 2013. Since then the brand has undergone various transformations and innovations. The basic idea the team here has adopted is to look for basic Indian food and flavors and adapt them with postmodern and

Is victim shaming by Indian High Courts the right way to justice?

In a remarkable judgment, the Punjab & Haryana High Court have granted bail to three accused in a gang rape case of their university junior because the Court found the girl to have a promiscuous attitude. The story goes as follows. On May 24, 2017, Sunita Grover, Additional District, and Sessions Judge sentenced three former law students of OP Jindal Global University at Sonepat, Hardik Sikri and Karan Chhabra each with 20 years’ of imprisonment and Vikas Garg with seven years imprisonment and holding them guilty of blackmailing and gang raping of a student of the same university for about two years. On April 11, 2015, the girl had filed a complaint with the university that the law students had been blackmailing and raping her since 2013. She maintained that the accused had objectionable photos of hers which were being used for blackmail and forced physical relations. In her judgement, Sunita Grover wrote “The WhatsApp chats running into pages is so abusive and vulgar tha

7 Degree Brauhaus - Golf Course Road, Gurgaon

One of the most beautiful microbreweries I have been to, 7 Degree Brauhaus is located on the third floor of South Point Mall, Golf Course Road. It has some pretty trees right in the middle with an island style bar and double height walls, giving it an expansive and lively look. The music being played was subtle and kept in the background. One recurring theme I found in both the food and drinks is the quality of ingredients and substance in food is quite good. They use good quality ingredients and don't dilute or compromise on them. What we ate This place is famous for its German and continental cuisine. Although they do serve the whole Indian thing as well, it is highly recommended that you try their continental stuff, especially the sausages and the meats. We ordered and loved Grilled Fish Fillet - Fish grilled perfectly and served with potato fries Original Bratwurst - German country style pork sausages. If you look at them they look stiff and hard but o

Farzi Cafe - Cyber City Gurgaon

Farzi Cafe which set up shop at the Cyber Hub a few years back pioneered the concept of molecular gastronomy in  Gurgaon. It's generally always full and a reservation is definitely recommended before heading to FC. I went to Farzi Cafe recently for dinner and was met with a warm hospitality and courteous staff. The setting is divided into two sections the one closer to the main door more preferred for small groups. They have a well-stocked bar with a variety of wine and drinks. I ordered a couple of cocktails which were good. Starters  Keema Kulcha with Mint Jalapeno  - Minced mutton added into small pockets of bread and served with a great chutney.                                  Dal Chawal Arancini - A signature dish at FC Dal Chawal Arancini is one of their bestselling items as well. Dal balls are served with papads on the top. Grainy Mustard Fish Tikka - The best dish I found at this place came with its own barbeque set (coal lit). The fish had ab

ASUS announces the ZenFone 4 Selfie Series

ZenFone 4 Selfie Series ·          Dual selfie cameras* and exclusive photography features enable users to capture gorgeous, high-resolution selfies and 120° super-widest-angle wefies ·          The ZenFone 4 Selfie Series provides the best all-round selfie photography experiences, with ASUS SelfieMaster technology ·          All three smartphones of ZenFone 4 Selfie Series features portrait mode on the front and the rear camera; front and rear flash; with 5.5” display and Snapdragon Octa-Core Processor ·          ZenFone 4 Selfie Series comes with a brand new Zen UI 4.0, which is simpler, smarter, faster. A key new functionality is Twin Apps feature that lets the user create two separate accounts on apps such as WhatsApp, Facebook, Facebook Messenger and Instagram ·          ZenFone 4 Selfie Series support Android N out of the Box and will be upgraded to Android O in the futur ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro ·          24MP DuoPixel Main selfie camera with Sony IMX362