Lekha Menon

Lekha Menon has worked in leading media organisations in India and the UAE. She loves food, wine, travel and movies, not necessarily in that order. Her lifestyle journalism experience has led her to discover exotic destinations, try some really unique food and meet incredibly talented chefs and enterprising hoteliers.

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Warehouse Brunch: A slice of New York in Dubai

The Empire State of Brunch at Warehouse brings global delights and New York style to its al frescoed lawns. No description of Dubai’s eclectic culinary scene is complete without a mention of…

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India Modern: Chef Pradeep Khullar, Mint Leaf of London, Dubai

Mentored by the legendary Chef Manish Mehrotra of Indian Accent, Chef Pradeep Khullar has managed to chart his own, very interesting course in the world of modern Indian cuisine. Chef Pradeep Khullar’s…

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TD conversations: Chef Vikas Khanna

Chef Vikas Khanna breaks new ground with the ‘Phygital NFT’ launch of his magnum opus, Sacred Foods of India, a limited-edition book on culinary offerings at holy places across India, which was…

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Legacy Indian restaurant Ashiana reopens in Dubai

Ashiana, the three-decade-old Awadhi restaurant in old Dubai, has stood the test of time, sticking to traditional cuisine that brings back a whiff of the past. The fact that Dubai is an…

Dubai progressive indian cuisine

How Dubai became the hub for modern Indian cuisine

With chefs venturing beyond the ordinary, evolving global palates, and a cosmopolitan population, Dubai has emerged as a centre for progressive Indian cuisine.


Rustic Discoveries: A Drive into the Soul of India

Dr Mitra Das and her son road-tripped across rural India and returned with some fascinating memories and discoveries. She shares her experience. Fifty-one days. 17,000 kilometres. 28 states. 6 union territories. Innumerable…