Nikita Puri retraces the journey that brought coffee from the Araku Valley in Andhra Pradesh to an upscale café in the aristocratic district of Le Marais in Paris. IMAGE: The finest of the six coffee variants available at Araku Coffee in Paris is the Grande Reserve: round and intense, with notes of yellow and red fruit, spice, caramel and vanilla. A kilo of it sets you back by 92.50 euros (6,512). Photographs: Courtesy @NaandiFoundation/Facebook. Le Marais in Paris is where ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
By Toby Sterling | AMSTERDAM AMSTERDAM While Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte's election success was hailed as a victory for pro-European forces over the far-right, the result may reflect more the fragmentation of protest votes than the half-hearted ...First Post.com, 1 month ago
A cinematic experience like this film doesn't come by too often, raves Kshamaya Daniel. You may as well picture yourself on a rainy day, isolated in a cozy corner of the house, snuggled under a warm duvet, a cup of steaming coffee to sip on, with the Beauty And The Beast storybook open in front of you -- if possible, somebody on hand to turn your pages for you so that your own hands do not awkwardly hang out of the blanket (only my fellow bookworms will understand the struggle). You may as well ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Here are Aseem Chhabra's picks -- 'films that mattered to me, entertained me and will stay with me through the year.' With nearly 400 films in several different sections, this year's Berlinale was a treat for the senses of film lovers. February is a cold month in Germany and so as in the past Berlin's heated movie theatres became a refuge for film fanatics. This was my ninth year at the Berlinale and I ended up breaking my own record. I watched 39 films -- some exceptionally good, while others ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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