Cafe Lota, National Crafts Museum, Pragati Maidan. It’s still one of my favourite places for lunch, and a great place to meet visitors from outside Delhi too, since they can pop into the museum next door. My go-to dishes? The Palak Patta Chaat and the Mutton Sukka served with raagi appams. Tel: 7838-960-787
La Bodega, Khan Market. Catch local and international Latin and African beatmakers here on a Friday night. Only you have to book ahead for a table, or then meet friends at the bar. I happened to discover a really interesting Congolese band, The 4AF, and a Cuban band called Latination here – you must give them a listen. Tel: 011-4310-5777
Gallery SKE / Photoink, Vasant Kunj. A new collaborative space from two leading galleries, for both contemporary art and photography. I caught incredibly memorable shows here, one by a Bangalore-based artist Tara Kelton, and another by American photographer Roger Ballen. Galleryske.com / Photoink.net
Perch Wine and Coffee Bar, Khan Market. Another favourite in Khan Market. With its relaxed vibe, it's my go to place for meetings or a quick catch-up with friends. Tel: +91 8373-976-637
Juniper Bar, Andaz at Aerocity. My favourite new hotel; it really celebrates contemporary Indian design. With their signature cocktails, Juniper Bar is the perfect spot to grab a drink with friends from Gurgaon or before heading to the airport for a flight. Tel: 011-4903-1234
Discover the hidden historical monuments and sites of Delhi. One that I recently stumbled upon is the Agrasen ki Baoli, tucked away steps from Connaught Place.
Catch the Le Mill Sale (flat 60% off) in Delhi between July 30-August 6 at Janavi, DLF Emporio Mall, Vasant Kunj