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Keshav Suri, Who Has Scripted Kitty Su’s Success Story, Shows How An Inclusive Hospitality Sector Can Make A Difference to Sexual Minorities

Posted: January 13, 2018 at 6:04 pm   /   Latest News

  WHEN Jyotsna Suri chose to re-brand the chain of hotels that had passed on to her charge after her husband Lalit Suri met with an untimely death in London, I wondered whether The Lalit, although a befitting tribute to one of the country’s most loved hoteliers, would carry the weight, and the international recognition, […]

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At The Oberoi New Delhi, Michelin-Starred Alfred Prasad Mentors Indian Restaurant Omya — He’s Also Committed to Fighting Hunger, Food Waste

Posted: January 12, 2018 at 12:15 pm   /   Latest News

  IT WAS Alfred Prasad‘s dream to be an Indian Air Force pilot, but he didn’t make it to the National Defence Academy in his first attempt, so he decided to bide his time pursuing a Bachelor’s in Zoology at Chennai’s Loyola College. That was when his mother, a school teacher, applied on his behalf […]

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Meet Old Monk’s Forgotten Creator, Colonel Ved Ratan Mohan — Bon Vivant, Rajya Sabha MP, Censor Board Chairman and Mohan Meakin Scion Who Passed Away in 1973

Posted: January 11, 2018 at 12:08 pm   /   Latest News

  THE PASSING of Brigadier Kapil Mohan, Chairman, Mohan Meakin Limited, did bring an era to an end, but the obituaries made one critical error. He was not the creator of Old Monk — the iconic rum brand, in fact, saw a relentless decline in numbers over the past decade under his watch. It was […]

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Michelin Two-Starred Chef of Bibendum, Who Became Famous for Twitter Spat with Blogger, to Launch Upstairs at the Indian Accent With Signature Dishes

Posted: January 9, 2018 at 8:40 am   /   Latest News

 CLAUDE BOSI is a sunny-natured Frenchman and a master of Modern European Cuisine with two Michelin stars, but he made international headlines in 2012 when he called a blogger named James Isherwood (panned by The Guardian’s cookery writer, Luke Mackay, as “a very average writer of a very average blog”) a c**t on Twitter and […]

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Sri Lanka’s Best-Known Chef, Dharshan Munidasa, to Open Ministry of Crab in Mumbai with Member of Bharti Mittal Family

Posted: January 5, 2018 at 2:35 pm   /   Latest News

  SRI LANKA’S leading chef and the most articulate spokesperson for the island nation’s cuisine, Dharshan Munidasa, will open the first Indian outpost of his celebrated restaurant, Ministry of Crab, in Mumbai in May/June 2018. Later this month, in what promises to be a sneak preview of the action to come, Munidasa will be in […]

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What Has Made Kapil Chopra, Who Just Stepped Down as President of The Oberoi Group, A Success Story for Peers and Juniors to Emulate

Posted: December 31, 2017 at 2:23 pm   /   Latest News

FOR MORE than three months, the talk of Kapil Chopra‘s imminent departure from The Oberoi kept gathering momentum, even after he personally scotched the rumour that he was in the running for the CEO of the Taj Hotels after Rakesh Sarna‘s immature exit. At a conversation with Gaggan Anand, sponsored by Eazy Diner not long […]

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Subject all restaurants, bars to mandatory fire safety audit over next three months; shut permanently those that flunk test; debar their operators from food service business

Posted: December 29, 2017 at 3:50 pm   /   Latest News

THE absolutely inexcusable fire at Kamala Mills, Mumbai, which was being touted as the next big destination in that city, has brought to light the danger we all court whenever we go into a restaurant that is patently a fire hazard. Unlike the callous owners of 1Above, who are evading the law and have issued […]

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Eat That Burger At Your Risk: Quick Service/Casual Dining Restaurants Give India Second-Class Treatment, Ignore Antibiotic Use Norms They Follow in the U.S., Russia and Europe

Posted: November 14, 2017 at 3:42 am   /   Latest News

GLOBAL quick service restaurant (QSR, or fast food) chains are practising double standards on the critical issue of antibiotic abuse in chicken production, rapidly eliminating the possibility of misuse of these formulations from their supply chains in the US, Brazil and several European countries, but showing no such care or commitment in the case of […]

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Indian Accent Moves to The Lodhi with More Style & Greater Panache — and Manish Mehrotra Proves Yet Again He’s the Master of Indian Cuisine

Posted: November 4, 2017 at 6:17 am   /   Latest News

DELHI’S Lodi Estate neighbourhood — home to MPs, civil servants and military top brass — is named after an Afghan dynasty, the Lodis, who used to rule over much of North India between 1451 and 1526. A decade less than 600 years later, we have a new Lodi Sultan. He is Rohit Khattar, Chairman, Old […]

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Prime Minister to Serve from ‘World’s Largest Khichdi’ at World Food India Opening on Nov. 3; Line-Up of ‘Celebrity Chefs’ However Leaves Us Asking for More

Posted: October 28, 2017 at 2:02 pm   /   Latest News

THE UNION Minister for Food Processing Industries, Harsimrat Kaur Badal, is all set to successfully helm the country’s biggest-ever global food show, the three-day World Food India, which opens on November 3, 2017, at two venues, Vigyan Bhawan (for the business side of the event) and the India Gate C-Hexagon, where the hoi-polloi can have […]

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