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Restaurant Review: Brilliant in Southall

Last updated on October 28th, 2020 at 12:42 pmWhat’s in a name? I’m in Southall to review Brilliant restaurant, and my greedy fingers are crossed that it’s as brilliant as it says it is. Apparently, both Prince Charles and Boris are fans, and with “Curry Queen” Dipna Anand at the culinary helm of this Ealing…

Neasden Temple, London

Visiting the Neasden Temple in London

Last updated on May 11th, 2021 at 11:21 amShri Swaminarayan Mandir. I know, you won’t be able to pronounce the name, so just refer to it as the Neasden Temple. Yes, you read that right. Neasden. This divine temple, which you would expect to see in Agra, actually resides in north west London. It’s a…

India, Film, Viceroy's House, London

FILM REVIEW: Viceroy’s House

Last updated on October 22nd, 2020 at 03:53 pmGurinder Chadha is dressed up to the nines and a little breathless: she’s just arrived from an audience with HM the Queen at Buckingham Palace. She’s at the Curzon Mayfair to talk about her new film, Viceroy’s House, which has been two generations and seven years in…

A Blazing Beauty: Kipling’s India

Last updated on October 22nd, 2020 at 03:55 pmI could have easily given up all my worldly rupees and even a piece of my soul for some of the artwork on display at the Victoria and Albert Museum exhibition, “Lockwood Kipling: Arts and Crafts in the Punjab and London.” There were no magic carpets here,…

HOLI COW!

Last updated on October 22nd, 2020 at 03:54 pmHoli is an ancient Hindu celebration which is also known as the Festival of Colours. It marks the end of winter and the start of the spring harvest season.  All over India, the day after the first full moon in March, thousands of revellers pour into the…