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Jyoti Balani

My journey with food started at the Institute of Hotel management and Catering technology in Pune years ago. The training that I received at the Taj flight Kitchen in Mumbai and several hotels in Pune has helped me understand food and the hotel industry. A well established food, wine and travel writer, I got my first job as a writer at the Times of India in 2003. It has been a long and soul satisfying journey so far. Contributing for well known publications such as Savvy CookBook, Khaleej Times, Sommelier India, Society world of luxury and several lifestyle magazines has only fueled my passion for food, wine and travel. So far my culinary adventures have taken me to France (Bordeaux), Germany, Spain, Thailand, Ireland, England and Australia.

Rahul Conrad Pune
Meet the hotel expert: Rahul Bhagat, director of operations at Conrad Pune in India
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Meet the hotel manager: Shiv Bose, general manager at DoubleTree by Hilton Goa-Panaji in India
Gili Lankanfushi organic garden chef
Meet the chef: Harinath Govindaraj of the five-star hotel Gili Lankanfushi, North Malé Atoll in the Maldives
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Meet the hotel expert: Amit Kumar of Sheraton Grand Chennai Resort and Spa, India
Meet the chef: Executive chef Dane Fernandes of JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar in India
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Behind the brand: Talking wine with Sumit Jaiswal of Grover Zampa Vineyards in Bengaluru, India
Meet the chef: Anurudh Khanna, multi property executive chef for The Westin Gurgaon and The Westin Sohna in India
Pranay Verdia
Meet the hotel manager: Pranay Verdia, cluster general manager of Sheraton Hyderabad Hotel in India
Rajiv Kapoor
Meet the hotel manager: Rajiv Kapoor, general manager of Fairmont Jaipur, Rajasthan in India
JW Marriott New Delhi Aerocity
Meet the hotel manager: Nitesh Gandhi, cluster general manager for Marriott hotels in Rajasthan, India
Vikas Kapai
Meet the hotel manager: Vikas Kapai, general manager at Sofitel Mumbai BKC
Hilton Goa Resort, Candolim in India
Hotel review: Hilton Goa Resort, Candolim in India
sula vineyard
Behind the brand: Meet Grégoire Verdin of Indian winery, Sula Vineyards
Meet the hotel expert: Chris K. Franzen, area VP at Hyatt West India and GM at Grand Hyatt Mumbai Hotel and Residences
Puneet Dhawan - Senior Vice President - Accor, India & South Asia
Meet the hotelier: Puneet Dhawan, senior vice president of operations at Accor India and South Asia
Meet the hotel expert: Nils-Arne Schroeder, global brand head for Conrad Hotels and Resorts
Ms. Priyanka Save
Meet the expert: Priyanka Save, from sparkling alcoholic beverage brand Fruzzanté, part of Hill Zill Winery
Evershine Resort
Hotel Review: Evershine Resort and Spa, Mahabaleshwar in India
An interview with Rebecca Prunali, founder of sustainable luxury marketplace Talia Collective
mark willis accor
Meet the hotel expert: Mark Willis, chief executive officer – India, Turkey, Middle East and Africa at Accor
Meet the hotel manager: Amitabh Rai, general manager at The Ritz-Carlton, Bangalore in India
Meet the chef: Vikas Vibhuti, cluster executive pastry chef at JW Marriott Pune
Meet the chef: Sidney Dcunha, executive chef at Conrad Pune in India
Cooking in the wild: Meet Michael Swamy, chef, food stylist, food writer and travel photographer
Behind the brand: Isak, the luxury Indian fragrance brand offering progressive perfumery trends for men and women
Meet the chef: Andrea Martínez, leading Mexican culinary heavyweight
Meet the chef: Sandeep Kalra, executive chef of The Ritz-Carlton, Bangalore in India
Meet the chef: Executive chef Marty Kindleysides discusses his interesting culinary journey
Talking fine wine with Vivek Chandramohan, chief executive officer at Grover Zampa Vineyards
Meet the chef: Celebrity chef and TV host Ajay Chopra