Ashwin Rajagopalan

I am the proverbial slashie - a Content architect, writer, speaker and cultural intelligence coach. From tiny food stalls in India to Cold War era underground bunkers in Berlin, I’m a restless traveller who loves to keep peeling off layers in destinations across the world with a childlike curiosity. I enjoy discovering cultures and destinations through culinary motifs. I write extensively on Travel & Culture, Food & Drink, Gadgets and Trends for some of India’s premier lifestyle and news platforms.

Negroni week continues at the oberoi bengaluru

Negroni Week at Polo Club, The Oberoi Bengaluru

It’s time to celebrate 10 years of Negroni Week at The Oberoi Bengaluru with some special concoctions. Gin has made a stunning comeback not just globally but also in India. The Indian…

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Kappa Chakka Kandhari’s Onasadya is a feast fit for royalty

Kappa Chakka Kandhari’s Onam promotion this year is focussing on the Central Travancore Namboodiri sadya, since it resonates with Chef Regi Mathew’s own childhood experiences — and we’re not complaining. If there’s…

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TD Tests: The Google Pixel 6a smartphone

The pureplay Android experience and the stellar cam are back in India with the much-anticipated Pixel 6a. Google has played hide and seek with the Indian market with its Pixel line. but…

Travel, gadgets, travel accessories

TD Tech: Of space, sleekness, and sound

From an ultra-light, ‘out of the world’ laptop to a portable speaker to an Android tab that aces work and play, we round up some of the finest gadgets that make the…

Td tech, travel gadgets, technology

TD Tech: Premium plug and play on the go

In our monthly column, we round up some of the finest gadgets that make the perfect travel accessories. Samsung Galaxy Book 2 Pro | Rs 106,990 onwards If you’re like me, then…

Les amis chennai gelato

Chennai gets cool with Les Amis

If you want an authentic gelato in Chennai, it has to be Les Amis. There’s an ingredient-driven savoury menu too. If you’d asked me to recommend the best spot for gelatos in…

Gadgets, travel tech, technology, tech

TD Tech: Watch out for these watch-worthy devices!

In our monthly column, we round up some of the finest gadgets that make the perfect travel accessories. OnePlus 10 Pro 5G Price: Rs 66,999 onwards OnePlus’ new tech flagship is one…

Mr. Ong park hyatt chennai

Singapore food comes to Chennai with Mr. Ong

Mr. Ong, a restaurant dedicated to Singaporean cuisine, debuts at the Park Hyatt in Chennai. Nice no, lah? It’s almost fitting that one of India’s only dedicated Singapore cuisine restaurants had to…

Gadgets, travel, technology

TD Tech: Three’s a charm for travel this month

In our monthly column on travel tech, we give you the lowdown on some of the finest gadgets for those on the go, be it for leisure or business. Samsung Galaxy S22…

Lake tahoe, usa

Time to take a gamble on Lake Tahoe!

The USA has no dearth of drop-dead gorgeous destinations. And yet, Lake Tahoe, which started off as a casino hotspot, is now also one of the most desired ones among golfers, photographers,…

Gadgets, travel, technology, smart travel, smart technology

TD Tech: Four fab travel gadgets for you this month!

In this monthly column kicking off today, we round up some of the finest gadgets that make the perfect travel accessories. GoPro Hero 10 Black | Price: Rs 54,500 Our favourite action…

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Japanese with a view at Nori, The Westin Kolkata Rajarhat

Perched on the 31st floor of The Westin Kolkata Rajarhat, Nori is taking Asian food to new heights, quite literally. I can’t think of too many restaurants that can rival the panoramic views…

North east food at gmp kolkata

Travel through North East India without leaving Kolkata

Grand Market Pavilion at ITC Royal Bengal rounds up culinary treasures from across the region. Micro cuisines need champions. The culinary treasures of India’s north east have long remained overshadowed by the…

Avartana

The magic of modern South Indian at Avartana

Avartana at ITC Grand Chola, Chennai is a bold culinary move in a city that is perceived as conservative. And the modern South Indian fine-dining restaurant has been a resounding success. It’s…