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Chef Exclusive: Dallas Cuddy

March 16, 2018


Australian super chef serves up modern Australian cuisine at Freebird – Published in Bangkok101 Magazine, October 7, 2016 At night there’s not much on quiet Sukhumvit Soi 47 to indicate life at the tail end of this underlit street. That is, until you find yourself standing in front of Freebird. Even before you’ve fully taken […]

Chef Exclusive: Clément Hernandez

February 23, 2018


Affordable French fare, in a charming old world setting, is livening up the Sukhumvit Soi 11 dining scene – Published in Bangkok 101 Magazine on October 27, 2017 For Clément Hernandez, the definition of French food is product and technique. “The techniques are to enhance the flavours, and give a second life to the product,” he explains, as […]

Wit and Wisdom

July 9, 2015


Author and outspoken social commenter Shobhaa De on defending her freedom of speech, and taking risks. By Reena Karim Shobhaa De has always had a way with words. Her razor-sharp wit, her unabashed writing style, and her penchant for explicitly telling it like it is, have all contributed to earning her the moniker the “Jackie Collins of India” – a […]

A Railwayman’s Odyssey

June 29, 2015


Reena Karim speaks to former railwayman Suresh Joseph on creating and breaking his travelling records, as well as his life-changing journeys. To call Suresh Joseph an adventurous person would be an understatement. This 56 year-old former employee of the Indian Railway, and ex-CEO of Dubai Ports World Cochin, has travelled the length and breadth of India numerous times – and in record time. […]

Courting Controversy

June 26, 2015


Writer, and former journalist with CNN-IBN, Amrita Tripathi on her second novel, The Sibius Knot, and urban India. By Reena Karim When Amrita Tripathi was included in the line-up of authors who participated in ‘Words on Water’ literary event a part of the Festival of India in Thailand, she was introduced as the youngest writer on the panel. […]

Pushing the Envylope

December 23, 2014


REENA KARIM speaks to husband and wife team Amit and Bandhna Bajaj about their maiden mobile app project called Envylope. The tradition of giving and receiving envelopes with money during holidays and special occasions is nothing new for us Asians. But if you have ever been the recipient of more than a handful of these you are well aware of the inconveniences that […]

Fashion Forward

December 22, 2014


Vilasinee ‘Shalini’ Singhsachathet balances personal and professional relationships and takes the Jaspal brand into the future. BY REENA KARIM “I have always known I was going to join the family business,” Vilasinee ‘Shalini’ Singhsachathet says as  she gives me a tour of the pattern room at the Jaspal headquarters on Sukhumvit Soi 66. We pause for a few minutes […]