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Parsis are known to be a very jovial community. They enjoy living life to the hilt and food plays a very important role in all Parsi festivals. Parsi cuisine is expansive and has several interesting dishes....

There is something really lovely about late summer in the south of France, when the crowds have thinned out and the roads cleared, but it’s still blissfully warm and sunny. If you’ve decided...

Recently I enjoyed a delightfully pleasant stay in a luxury hotel called The Den Bengaluru located in the Whitefield area. Situated in the IT hub of Bangalore, The Den is a state of the art luxury hotel...

India is an incredibly diverse region that is home to as many as 1,599 languages and at least nine religions. This variety can be attributed to it consisting of many villages, each of which has a unique...

Last weekend I was invited by Sandeep Singh, Director of Operations, Hyatt Regency, Pune for a weekend stay. Located in the urbane locality of Viman Nagar, Hyatt Regency Pune is perfect for both business...

Travel writer Bindu Gopal Rao discovers a stay at Conrad Bengaluru is sure to elevate a visit to the garden city of Bengaluru with a luxury twist. Located in the heart of the city’s iconic central business...

Travel writer Bindu Gopal Rao discovers that a stay at Grand Mercure Mysore is the best way to experience the royal city in an environment that marries luxury with a local touch. A close to three hour...

Smita and Kishore Iyengar track down iconic celebrity hair couturist Jawed Habib in between hectic flights to talk about his inimitable and ever trendy hair flair. A BRAND IN HIS OWN RIGHT According to...

I recently visited the Hyderabad Marriott Hotel & Convention Centre on invite by General Manager Sudeep Sharma. Overlooking the famous Hussain Sagar Lake and centrally located, cultural attractions,...

During my recent stay in the Hilton Mumbai International Airport, I was delighted to experience the Cantonese Culinary Route and explore the taste of China as Hilton Mumbai International Airport introduced...

While designer colognes storm the summer markets, India’s centuries-old olfactory treasury effervesces with unbeatable traditional seasonal fragrances, writes Krishnaraj Iyengar. A splash of seductive...

An avatar is an embodiment of a person or an idea which descends to make the world a better place. Just when no new avatars of Indian cuisine were heavenly or humanly possible, small and compact Indian...

A TGIF dinner reservation at Kutir, celebrated chef Rohit Ghai’s new-ish restaurant in a three storey terraced property on Chelsea’s Lincoln Street, off King’s Road, was clearly an outing worth looking...

I visited Paashh, the new restaurant located in Kalyaninagar recently for lunch; this was an invitation from Celebrity Chef Ajay Chopra. Paashh is located in an old bungalow converted into a unique place...

Travel writer Bindu Gopal Rao discovers that The Sylverton, Mussoorie is everything you want in a holiday in the hills with a slight nip in the air that adds to the fun. A two hour drive from Dehradun...

Travel writer Bindu Gopal Rao discovers Heritage Resort Hampi, a luxury resort close to the famed ruins of Hampi that makes it the perfect place to explore the surroundings. A close to six hour drive from...

Travel writer Bindu Gopal Rao finds a stay at Novotel Guwahati located in GS Road is the perfect way to see the awesome state of Assam with the right dose of luxury whether you are travelling on business...

Recently I was invited to a press trip to the Hilton Mumbai International Airport, A 19th century palace themed luxury boutique hotel. Hilton Mumbai International Airport is an upscale, 171-room luxury...

Travel writer Bindu Gopal Rao joins Jalesh Cruises first premium ship to sail on Indian waters and discovers a wonderful way to experience the cruise life and the very best of Indian hospitality. As I...

Following success in New Delhi and New York, ‘India’s Best Restaurant’ Indian Accent landed in Mayfair at the end of 2017, quickly winning acclaim for its refined and inventive dishes. With Corporate...