Travel & Leisure India & South Asia4 min de lecture
The Suite Life
What led you to launch your first property in Goa? It started 27 years ago. I was exploring opportunities in the Caribbean when I was invited to speak at a conference in India. I came over and saw a huge opportunity in Goa—a beautiful location with w
Travel & Leisure India & South Asia5 min de lectureCooking, Food & Wine
A Matter of Sustenance
AS THE SECOND WAVE of the pandemic batters Indian businesses, especially those in the hospitality industry, restaurateurs and chefs have had to bear the biggest losses. “We’ve worked very hard in the last few months to regain consumer trust for dinin
Travel & Leisure India & South Asia5 min de lectureRegional & Ethnic
A Royal Feast
NOT ONLY DOES FOOD play a vital role in our sustenance, it is also interwoven with our heritage. Hence, it assumes utmost significance when you explore a new place. Local cuisine is a gateway to understanding the culture and traditions of a region. I
Travel & Leisure India & South Asia2 min de lectureCooking, Food & Wine
Smart Chef
Make your kithen life easier by placing a Nest Hub in the kitchen. Google’s smart screen won’t just keep you entertained with YouTube videos (or Netflix), but it’ll also let you answer calls, search for recipes, operate smart home appliances, and set
Travel & Leisure India & South Asia4 min de lectureCooking, Food & Wine
May The Force Be With Him
Location GAGGAN ANAND RESTAURANT, BANGKOK Gaggan could not shut down! Yet, shut down it did, in August 2019. And anyone who actually knew Chef Gaggan Anand wasn’t surprised that he had kept his word. Except the farewells were more rushed and acrimoni
Travel & Leisure India & South Asia7 min de lectureCooking, Food & Wine
20 Unique Indian Restaurants You Must Try
What used to be playwright and author Girish Karnad’s house until three years ago is now Khmer Kitchen, one of the newest entrants in South Bengaluru’s dining scene. With Cambodian cuisine at its core, the restaurant serves Southeast Asian food in an
Travel & Leisure India & South Asia6 min de lectureRegional & Ethnic
A Taste Of Tamil Nadu
“SAPTINGLA?” (“Have you eaten?”) is the single most frequently asked question in Tamil Nadu. Visit a doctor and it’s the first question their secretary asks. Book a medical procedure and medics ensure they don’t violate your mealtime, or indeed their
Travel & Leisure India & South Asia1 min de lecture
Ahead Of The Game
ITC HOTELS HAS BEEN awarded Platinum level certification under DNV’s My Care Infection risk management programme for WeAssure, the group’s hygiene protocol. Launched in 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, WeAssure has been designed in collabor
Travel & Leisure India & South Asia9 min de lecture
A Primal Connection
THEARD THE CHIMPS before I saw them—one lone call followed by a riotous chorus of pants, hoots, howls, and screams, until the entire forest reverberated with a primal din. “They are disciplining someone,” explained Ruth Imalingat, the Uganda Wildlife
Travel & Leisure India & South Asia4 min de lectureCooking, Food & Wine
The Best In The Business
In a year that saw the F&B industry suffer body blows, how did Sidecar improve its ranking on Asia’s 50 Best Bars? Minakshi: Oh yes, this year has been tough to say the least. When we went under lockdown in March 2020, we utilised the time to reflect
Travel & Leisure India & South Asia4 min de lecture
Grape Expectations
IT WAS MORE than a decade ago that my partner Sudipto told me about the the vineyards and wineries emerging in Nashik, Maharashtra. I had scoffed at the idea then. Eventually, I was proven wrong as Nashik went on to become the ‘Wine Capital of India’
Travel & Leisure India & South Asia6 min de lecture
Sun, Sea, And Soil
JENNY PRINEA, the manager of my rental villa on the Greek island of Tínos, pointed to Exomvourgo, the rust-coloured rock monolith looming above us. “Last night, there was a full moon,” she said. “A couple of friends and I climbed to the top to celebr
Travel & Leisure India & South Asia1 min de lectureEarth Sciences
Sea of Dreams
A 30-MINUTE SEAPLANE flight away from Malé’s Velana International Airport, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island is located in Alifu Dhaalu Atoll, in the midst of the Maldives’ best diving and snorkelling sites. The resort is spread across two private islan
Travel & Leisure India & South Asia12 min de lectureAgriculture
THE Maine COURSE
JUST AFTER LUNCH, NOT LONG PAST Labor Day, I was hightailing it across an Acadian landscape of glacier-scoured hills and moose-haunted plains. To be only somewhat more specific—because GPS showed me no nearby towns, just vague, empty stretches—I was
Travel & Leisure India & South Asia6 min de lectureRegional & Ethnic
With Love, From Sri Lanka
MY JOURNEYS through Sri Lanka have birthed a culinary passion that is bound to last a lifetime. The island country has a rich repository of traditional dishes in which spices and textures come together in perfect harmony. Most of these recipes trickl
Travel & Leisure India & South Asia2 min de lectureRegional & Ethnic
The No-frills Chef
You once said that ‘rediscovering Indian ingredients’ is one of the missions of Masque. Tell us about some of the Indian ingredients that you cannot live without. While people around the country have a keen knowledge of hyper-regional produce, not a
Travel & Leisure India & South Asia2 min de lecture
Need Of The Hour
This new watch is constructed from 98.6 per cent recycled elements by weight. The case, the sandwich dial, and the movement bridges are made of EcoTitanium. This recycled titanium alloy is a lightweight, aerospace-grade metal that’s made of more than
Travel & Leisure India & South Asia2 min de lectureRegional & Ethnic
Indian Flavours With NYC Tadka
What’s the USP of your new restaurant? At SONA, we reimagine the Indian dining experience, creating dishes that have a unique blend of traditional flavours using only the highest quality, locally sourced, seasonal ingredients with a distinct New York
Travel & Leisure India & South Asia2 min de lectureCooking, Food & Wine
Kitchen Warhorse
How was running a restaurant in the 1990s versus now? For one, I was 30 years younger, inexperienced, but full of energy and endless possibilities. My approach was to throw caution to the wind; I’m more measured and cautious now. The industry has cha
Travel & Leisure India & South Asia4 min de lecture
Boost Your Immunity
THE SECOND WAVE OF THE PANDEMIC has brought a crucial aspect of our well-being into focus—immunity, or the ability of the body to defend itself. While it was always a matter of significance, in a raging pandemic it has acquired an urgency. Balanced d
Travel & Leisure India & South Asia2 min de lectureRegional & Ethnic
Dim Sum Dreams
WHEN I WALK through the doors of The Oberoi, New Delhi, to meet Chef Andrew Wong—the mentor-chef at Baoshuan (oberoihotels.com), the hotel’s Chinese restaurant—I expect to be intimidated. But within minutes of meeting him, all of my worries are put t
Travel & Leisure India & South Asia1 min de lectureRegional & Ethnic
Kitchen Chronicles
Renu Dalal, chef and daughter of legendary chef Tarla Dalal, shares her recipe of chana dal and palak dhokla, a dish that can boost your immunity. travelandleisureindia.in/dining/chana-dal-palakdhokla-chef-renu-dalal Founder of House Of Millets Chef
Travel & Leisure India & South Asia1 min de lectureCooking, Food & Wine
Your Maine Address Book
United Airlines (united.com) offers connecting flights from Delhi and Mumbai to Augusta, with stopovers in Newark and Boston. Blind Tiger Start or end your road trip at Portland’s stylish new B&B. Doubles from ₹13,958; blindtigerportland.com Brooklin
Travel & Leisure India & South Asia2 min de lecturePsychology
Healing Gems
What is crystal healing? Every person has an aura. It’s known by different names—vibration, electricity, or heat-emitted. Any disease or issue in these vibrations can create imbalances. Crystals and semi-precious stones are known to restore vibration
Travel & Leisure India & South Asia4 min de lecture
All The Small Things
“STAY THERE, stay there!” We quietly willed the pangolin to wait in the bush. The ant-eating mammal couldn’t see what we could: it was pushing blearily through the vegetation, right into a waiting lion’s paws. As the pangolin quickly curled into a ti
Travel & Leisure India & South Asia1 min de lecture
Comfort First
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Travel & Leisure India & South Asia2 min de lectureCooking, Food & Wine
LETTER From The Editor
THE GREAT GREEK philosopher Socrates might not have agreed with my philosophy of ‘live to eat’, but food can be both, sustaining and comforting, at the same time. Especially if you’re a gourmand. Amidst all the sorrow and heartbreak that the second w
Travel & Leisure India & South Asia3 min de lectureCooking, Food & Wine
Turmeric Magic
▸1 teaspoon turmeric powder▸3 tablespoons yoghurt▸2 teaspoons rice flour Mix all the ingredients to form a smooth paste. Apply the mask on your face and neck evenly, and let it dry for 15-20 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water and pat dry. Curcumin, p
Travel & Leisure India & South Asia2 min de lecture
Ghost Of The Mountains
SNOW LEOPARDS are naturally adapted to tread the steep, rugged mountains of Central Asia with grace. In India, they inhabit some of the highest, most inhospitable places in the Himalayas. These big cats are elusive and difficult to spot as they effor
Travel & Leisure India & South Asia1 min de lectureLeadership
Travel + Leisure India & South Asia
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