South Asia

  • Voice Choices

    August 6, 2014


    Discover Indian dance beyond Bollywood

  • Voice Choices

    May 28, 2014


    Mudgal and Jayashri's American debut

  • Film

    April 23, 2014
  • Voice Choices

    February 5, 2014
  • Blogs

    December 3, 2013

    Drunken Munkey Channels the Anglo-Indian Experience in Cocktails and Food

    Arun Mirchandani built a long career in the restaurant industry that brought him from India to NYC, where he worked in his uncle's Bar & Books establishments, at a 42nd Street hotel, and with the Fatty Crew when Zack Pelaccio was still in the mix. But a few years back, he decided it was time to open ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    November 27, 2013
  • Voice Choices

    June 5, 2013
  • Voice Choices

    March 13, 2013
  • Dining

    November 28, 2012

    It's Bollywood for Your Tongue at Chote Nawab

    Curry Hill gets a great Indian newcomer

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2012

    Rabies Kills 55,000 People Every Year, Which Is Ridiculous

    Today is World Rabies Day, and to celebrate we're going to hit you with a pretty alarming statistic: Rabies, a disease for which there has been a vaccine since 1885, kills 55,000 people every year.Granted, only two of those deaths happen in the United States, but that's still two too many, veterinar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2012

    Robert Sietsema at Deccan Spice; Tejal Rao at The Penrose

    [See More Reviews: Masak; Governor | Tacos Cachanilla; Neta] Robert Sietsema heads over to Jersey City's Little India for Deccan Spice. The menu sports unique offerings like goat brains and intestines. There's a fair number of egg dishes too -- rare for a northern India restaurant: "My favorite is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2012

    Vegetable Samosas at Little Pakistan Deli, Dish #87

    Welcome to 100 Dishes to Eat Now, the tasty countdown leading up to our "Best of 2012" issue. Tune in each day (weekends too!) for a new dish from the Fork in the Road team.

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2012

    Wolaver's India Pale Ale: Hey, It Ain't Bad, But...

    Our weekly examination of, well, beer.

  • Film

    June 13, 2012
  • Voice Choices

    May 9, 2012


    Stay up late with Chhandayan

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2011

    Durex Ad Goes After 'Uncommunicative Condom User' Demographic

    ​The above image (via Reddit) is an excerpt from a Durex condom print ad from India. In it, a woman coyly chews on her nails with the thought, "hmm...did he? didn't he?" floating above her head. Full image after the jump.

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2011

    What Is It?

    ​A friend picked this up at an open-air market in Goa, a former Portuguese colony (now a beach resort) on the west coast of India. It's definitely edible, but does anyone know what it is and what it's used for? Thanks, we're dying to find out.

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2011

    India's Wealth Drives Up Food Costs

    ​India's growing middle class doesn't just demand luxuries like TVs and cars. The subcontinent has grown wealthier in recent years, and richer people tend to eat better -- driving up food prices, the Wall Street Journal reports.

  • Voice Choices

    November 2, 2011
  • Blogs

    July 7, 2011

    Pepsi Peddles Nutrition in India; ConAgra Sued Over 'Natural' Oils Labels

    ​PepsiCo may be turning its focus back to cola in some markets, but is looking to boost its health snacks business in India via its global nutrition unit. [Wall Street Journal] The owner of Fu Sushi in the East Village denies that his restaurant was open for business despite being ordered to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2011

    Osama Bin Laden's Wives Could Be the Key to Punishing Pakistan For Their 'Double Game'

    ​Updated below American officials have had it up to here with the "double game" Pakistan is playing, benefiting from billions of dollars in U.S. aid while also likely harboring the terrorists we're hunting. President Barack Obama said Sunday on 60 Minutes, "We think that there had to be some ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2011

    Joel Oppenheimer Picks the Best "$mas" Books of 1972

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. December 21, 1972, Vol. XVII, No. 51 the 1972 traditional $mas book awards by joel oppenheimer one has always given books for $mas among the other things, and one has always ticked off in one's mind those books met with pleasure during ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2011

    Are We Headed for 'Food Price Shock'?; Two New Restos Do Un-Kosher Jewish

    ​Food prices in India are still on a sharp rise, with the whole price index for food rising 2.5 percent Christmas week. The inflation is largely attributed to rising vegetable prices, which jumped 16 percent. [Wall Street Journal] Meanwhile, the Food and Agricultural Organization warns that f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2010

    Oh, Great, a Superbug Gene Exists

    ​Guess what? There's a new gene identified that can turn bacteria into superbugs resistant to almost all antibiotics out there, according to health officials. It's sickened three people in the U.S. -- in California, Massachusetts, and Illinois -- and two in Canada. All of them had recently got ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2010

    Jehangir Mehta: Mumbai Food Memories, Mehtaphor Planning

    ​After working at Aix, Compass, and Jean-Georges, chef Jehangir Mehta opened Graffiti in 2007. He's one of the few chefs to have worked professionally in both pastry and savory kitchens, and his cooking style features both sweet and savory flavors. It also combines Indian, Southeast Asian, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2010

    90 Minute Imperial IPA, Brewed by Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Gets 89 Stars

    ​ This goosed-up I.P.A. comes on like gangbusters, with a more authoritative flavor than the pale and unexpectedly clear copper color suggests. It has an almost piney smell and a whopping 9% alcohol. Drink two and it's time for a nap.

  • Dining

    June 1, 2010

    Tamarind Tribeca Upscales the Tandoor

    Tabla and Devi get a little company

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2010

    Mayahuel's West of East India Cocktail

    Go West of East India, young cocktail drinker.​The drink: West of East India Cocktail The bar: Mayahuel, 304 East 6th Street The price: $13 The ingredients: Reposado tequila, Demerara rum, East India Sherry, Falernum, Amaro Nonino, and Xocolatl mole bitters. The buzz: Mayahuel is known for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2010

    New Delhi's Varq Coming to New York?

    Agoda.comVarq's New Delhi dining room​Last week, we got Tabla chef Floyd Cardoz's thoughts on why there aren't more fine dining Indian restaurants in the United States. This week, Food and Wine's Mouthing Off blog brings word of just such an establishment.

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2010

    Somebody Hacked the Dalai Lama

    Can you guess this man's password?​Let's say you're part of a gang of infamous, powerful Chinese hackers with a really cool name, say, "the Shadow Network." You've busted through the fortified security systems of sensitive targets "including foreign ministries, embassies, and even a computer a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2010

    Seven Rivers of India to Open on East Houston Street

    The Seven Rivers of India will flow down East Houston Street.​The strip of East Houston between Orchard and Ludlow Streets has been busy as of late: Lina Frey is getting ready to open in the old Yoshi space, and next door, at 203, there are literal signs of life: it looks like a new restaurant ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2010

    World's Hottest Chile Gets Weaponized

    ​Bhut Jolokias are almost unimaginably hot -- they are the spiciest chiles in the world, approximately 250 times hotter than your average jalapeno. Now, India's defense department has decided harness the power of this natural resource, which is grown in the northeastern state of Assam.

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2010

    Revisit: Bacon Naan and Other Delights at Tabla in Madison Square

    ​The richness and smokiness of the newfangled bacon naan is not to be underestimated. Seven years ago, when Tabla first opened, I respected the restaurant, but didn't love it. It was too fusion-ey for me. Nevertheless, I noted, "Despite his profound culinary departures from an authentic India ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2010

    The New Generation of Indian Convenience Foods

    Lentil-stuffed snacks--just sizzle in oil and you're done​ In our meanderings through Indian grocery stores, we've noticed a relatively recent proliferation of convenience foods--and not just frozen samosas and tikka masala. Check out the freezer in a well-stocked Patel Brothers, and you'll fi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2009

    Market Watch: Black Garlic at Kalustyan's and What to Do With It

    ​Black garlic. The name is at once romantic and slightly dangerous sounding, and the word "fermented" on the label holds further promise, but first you want to know, "What the hell is black garlic?"

  • Voice Choices

    May 27, 2009


    New films from Bollywood and beyond

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2009

    Strange Snacks of the World--Chakli

    Behold the hypnotically delicious chakli--the tastiest cracker I know of. These spiral fried snacks (also called murukku) from India are made from a mix of rice and/or besan (chickpea) flour, very heavily spiced with chile powder, turmeric, sesame seeds, cumin, ajwain, asafoetida, enriched with ghee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2009

    Incredibly Cheap Eats -- Samosas

    And don't forget, in this era of belt-tightening and culinary retrenchment, the lowly samosa. These golden rhomboidal fritters, filled with a fortifying mixture potatoes and peas, making them both vegetarian and vegan, were probably inspired during the colonial era by Cornish pasties, which were in ... More >>

  • Film

    February 18, 2009
  • Blogs

    November 25, 2008

    Good Wines from Surprising Places

    Wine from unexpected places has become an obsession around here, between my New York City urban wine post, and Our Man Sietsema's musings on Mexican wine. This weekend, I was perusing September Wine and Spirits on the Lower East Side, and came across a trove of wine from surprising places: Hungary, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2008

    Interview: El Perro Del Mar

    El Perro del Mar plays the late show at Joe's Pub with Lykke Li this Wednesday, May 7th (sold out) and again at Bowery Ballroom on Thursday, May 8th (sold out). "I was grieving a person that had left, someone who had always been very close to me that was gone. And I think, for the very first time i ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 29, 2008

    Tamil Nadu Bhavan, a New, Strictly Vegetarian Indian Restaurant in Curry Hill

    New vegetarian restaurant on lower Lexington Avenue concentrates on India's Tamil Nadu

  • Voice Choices

    February 19, 2008


    Transport to India

  • Dining

    December 25, 2007

    Bachelor pad

    New place on Newark Avenue wants to be your Indian diner

  • Dining

    July 3, 2007

    Lunch Box

    Fresh vegetarian cuisines at Curry Hill's newest spot

  • Dining

    October 25, 2005


    New manifestation present on recipes from the southern coast of India

  • NYC Life

    January 18, 2005

    Bazaar on Aisle Nine

    Target gives shoppers the world

  • Dining

    September 14, 2004

    Egg Lover's Paradise

    Exploring the mysterious dish chicken 65 on Curry Hill

  • Dining

    March 30, 2004

    Khan Edison

    Poles scream as chiles explode in the wilds of New Jersey

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