Posted by Mansi
After almost a year of plotting, finagling, number crunching and what feels like the biggest talent hunt on the planet, we finally sent out the first email for bpb Delhi. About damn time.
Our coverage of the Capital will be similar to Mumbai's in structure and spirit, uncovering new and secret establishments, reviews of which will be dispersed in daily emails as well as on the website. The weekend guide, our first and most popular property, will make an appearance every Friday. For now, we're rolling out just the email, sent to subscribers (sign up here!). The site will be up soon.
Manning our Capital branch is Anand Puri, a strapping young man with a keen eye, love of all things edible, and a sharp pen. He is a Dilliwallah and amongst bpb's earliest subscribers, understanding deeply Delhi's lifestyle industry as well as bpb's ethos and commitment to on-time, unbiased reviews. Joining him is another pretty scout: more about her later.
Supervising the launch (or as KP says, "cracking the whip!") is me, who has moved to Delhi for a couple of months. Barring living in an apartment where the bed and kitchen share a room and sewage and bathing water shared a tap (thinking about this still gives me the hives) Delhi has been kind to me.
I've been amazed at how fertile the lifestyle scene is here, especially in Haus Khaz village: every day a new boutique or bar or dhaba peddling great views and Maggi noodles springs up. Just this week, we're covering three new restaurants including Trishna's new branch, a thimble-sized store, a service worth flying to the Capital for and a hot-desking establishment.
Onwards and upwards,
PS: This post is essentially a pitch for you to sign up and have your Delhi folk do so as well. Pretty please?