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Tipple & Feast: Darjeeling Express

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London’s Indian food scene has added another string to its bow with the recent opening of Darjeeling Express, a restaurant which translates the famed Mughal cuisine into something fresh and innovative. Kolkata-born founder and chef, Asma Khan has laid down roots in Soho’s Kingly Court, and here we talk about her journey into the restaurant scene...

Insider View: Kolkata

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Kolkata, the old capital of British India is steeped in history and rich in stories. Old colonial mansions and crumbling relics of the Raj are still evident, but the city is now acknowledged as a powerhouse of the arts. In our insider’s view, we have handpicked some of our favourite insider to experience ‘Cal’ like a true local…

What makes the Oberoi Hotels & Resorts so brilliant?

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What makes The Oberoi hotels so brilliant? It’s the exceptional service, genuine hospitality and a luxury environment as experienced by Lola on her recent trip to India hosted by the hotel group. Visiting Mumbai, Bangalore and Calcutta, Lola soon realised that this was a fabulous way to experience authentic, Indian hospitality…

My First Impressions Of India

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Our brand new Sri Lanka specialist, Lola, has just returned from her very first trip to India. Having been bought up listening to her grandfather’s stories from the 1940s when he was living in Bombay, her expectations were sky high and her excitement uncontrollable. Read about her first impressions of this wild and frenetic country…
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