Priya Pathiyan

Priya Pathiyan has been tracking trends, interviewing key people, and writing prolifically in the lifestyle space for more than 20 years. Published author, established food critic, and passionate world traveller, her wide-ranging interests span wildlife, culture, design, music, anthropology, and social media.

Travel

Editor’s Letter — October 4, 2022

Priya Pathiyan Deputy Editor It’s the time of the year when the west of India has been resonating with the rhythmic click of the dandiyas and the east reverberating with the beat…
Travel, fashion

Editor’s Letter — September 27, 2022

Deepali Nandwani Editor Those belonging to my vintage will remember the effervescent, dressed-to-put-their-best-foot-forward British duo, Trinny and Susannah, who, through their BBC cult show, What Not to Wear, taught an entire generation…
Inner child, travel

Editor’s Letter — September 20, 2022

Priya Pathiyan Deputy Editor Travel allows us to connect with our inner child in ways we can't even imagine. Seeing something new for the first time takes us back to the wonderment…
Cheetah, wildlife, namibia, india

Wa lalapo, cheetahs! Welcome to your new home in Kuno!

The eight cheetahs from Namibia have reached India safely. Everything you need to know about their relocation. In an initiative that was first proposed in 2009 by the Wildlife Trust of India,…

Niagara falls, niagara falls canada, niagara, canada

Niagara Falls: Going the whole nine yards in Canada!

There’s something wonderful about waterfalls that turns tourists into tiny tots, squealing with happiness and in awe of the natural world. Here’s a guide to experiencing one of the world’s most famous…

Edit ft

Editor’s Letter — September 13, 2022

Priya Pathiyan Deputy Editor Seeing is wishing. We often find ourselves imagining visiting that alpine valley, winter wonderland, or golden beach that we saw in a film, series, or even on social…
Ekaa ft

New stories to nourish your soul at Ekaa Mumbai

The ingredient-forward experiential restaurant in the heart of SoBo has launched its new seasonal tasting menu. Here’s what we thought of it… Tonight, diners at The Elephant Room Singapore will witness firsthand…

Travel, bliss

Editor’s Letter — September 6, 2022

Priya Pathiyan Deputy Editor The festive season is upon us. Lights and flowers festoon every lane, and the fragrance of spiritual indulgence permeates every pore. But, in India, religion is never far…
Papier-mâché

Following the papier-mâché trail in Kashmir

Is it an art, is it a craft? We take a close look at the living heritage of papier-mâché, its origins in the past, how it shapes the present-day lives of the…

Travel, bliss

Editor’s Letter — August 30, 2022

Priya Pathiyan Deputy Editor There was a time when most people in India travelled only for three reasons — on business, on pilgrimage, or to meet family. As a child in the…
Akina, mumbai restaurant, japanese restaurant, japanese, japanese cuisine

Akina: Go for the glamour, stay for the Japanese grills!

Mumbai’s newest contemporary Japanese restaurant is polished yet playful. But, does it deliver on the food front? Find out… In the last few years, Japanese has finally found favour with Indian diners.…

Love crumbs, the lovefools, bandra, bakery, bandra bakery

Crumbs! It’s a new bakery in Bandra!

The Lovefools has established itself as a unique dining destination amongst those in the know. Now, the same team has introduced a bakery menu. TravelDine went a-tasting to see if their breads…

Qayaam gah, srinagar, kashmir

Seeking the sublime in Srinagar? Stay at Qayaam Gah

In the first of our articles in a series on Kashmir, we bring you a beautiful new boutique property that combines the best of the contemporary and the traditional, the prosaicness of…