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Farewell to the man who gave India an affordable spice box

Masalas, made in India and MDH became synonymous in a newly independent country. Dharampal Gulati, the undisputed king of spices who passed away at the age of 98, was a swadeshi success story whose fame…

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5 crazy occurrences that no one has been able to explain yet | Condé Nast Traveller India

Last month, a three-sided monolith was suddenly discovered at the base of a canyon in Utah’s Red Rock Country. How and when did it appear? There are no indications of that. But it was installed…

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‘Knowingly or unknowingly, Chef Coelho adopted me’ | Condé Nast Traveller India | India

I met Chef Vernon Coelho in Mumbai during the All India Student Chef competition way back in 1995. I was there representing my college IHM Calcutta. From the moment I entered the IHM campus (then…

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What’s the difference between Scotch, Irish whisky and bourbon? | Condé Nast Traveller India | India

Advertisements Advertisements Photo: Mathew Schwartz/ Unsplash Have you ever fumbled over a bar menu, wondering what whisky will be better in your cocktail? Or wondered why some are spelled whisky and others, whiskey? This quick…

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How Colaba got its name | Condé Nast Traveller India | India

Advertisements Advertisements A vintage postcard of Colaba Reclamation. Photo: Wikimedia Commons Not much is known of Colaba before the 1600s, journalist and author Shabnam Minwalla notes in a new book on the southernmost precinct of…

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Mumbai, here’s where to you can order online for farm fresh produce | Condé Nast Traveller India | India

One of the few good things to come out of 2020 is the access to fresh, healthy produce via our smartphones. As supply chains across the country were uprooted due to the pandemic and subsequent…

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Protected: From city hotels in Mumbai to luxury villas in Coorg, IHCL is inviting you to drive down and experience ‘4D Travel’

This content is password protected. To view it please enter your password below: Password: The post Protected: From city hotels in Mumbai to luxury villas in Coorg, IHCL is inviting you to drive down and…

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All the Maldives resorts Bollywood has been holidaying at | Condé Nast Traveller India

Advertisements Advertisements India’s stars enjoying beach getaways in the Maldives While winter is settling in across the country with single-digit temperatures, the Maldives is the destination to escape the cold and enjoy a balmy sea…

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On lockdowns, curfews and travel restrictions from next week, here’s what the new MHA guidelines say | Condé Nast Traveller India

There is a new set of restrictions coming up in December to keep COVID in check. The central government has issued a new set of guidelines for surveillance, containment and mindfulness against the coronavirus. These…

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‘I’m a terrible tourist but a great traveller’ | Condé Nast Traveller India

JJ Valaya admits that he can travel anywhere on this planet as long as it offers a chance to explore the unexpected. Multiculturalism born of his travels has found its way into his brand’s design…

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10 red wines to buy under Rs2,500 | Condé Nast Traveller India | International

Advertisements Advertisements Photo: Zerilli Media / Alamy Stock Photo Planning a holiday menu but at your wit’s end thinking about what to pair your roast chicken and plum cake with? Thumb through this easy guide…

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Are you aware of the new COVID-19 restrictions in Delhi, Gurugram, Jaipur, Ahmedabad? | Condé Nast Traveller India

While travel across the country is largely unrestricted now, some key cities are putting in some fresh restrictions to keep COVID-19 in check. Delhi, Gurugram, Mumbai, Indore, Jaipur, Ahmedabad are among those issuing fresh curbs…

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Hinduism, like many great religions, is about feasting and fasting, praying and eating prasadam

“In no other culture does faith play out in as colourful and traditional a fashion as in India.  In our country’s places of worship, we find rich myths, ancient traditions, cultural touchstones and delicious food…

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Blimey! Goila Butter Chicken launches in London | Condé Nast Traveller India | India

Celebrity chef Saransh Goila’s famous butter chicken is travelling across oceans. Londoners can savour his signature dish, as Goila Butter Chicken has set up a delivery kitchen at The Carousel, an experimental dining space, at Blandford…

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‘The Himalayas have a magnetic field that’s really spiritual’ | Condé Nast Traveller India

If you are familiar with Gaurav Gupta’s work, it’s no surprise that he seeks out the extraordinary even when he is on the road. Jumping off the tourist trail, seeking experiences that are off the…

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Delhi to Goa on a train with three dogs and a baby: How we did it | Condé Nast Traveller India | India

Travelling with three indie dogs and a nine-month-old who moves at the speed of lightning is a daunting task. Throwing a pandemic into this composition takes planning and preparation to another level.  I have been…

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‘We have all seen enough travel pictures, let’s create visuals that tell stories!’ | Condé Nast Traveller India

CNT Editor Divia Thani’s note in our special 10th Anniversary issue is a collection of ten moments from her travels that have stayed with her over the years. From childhood trips to Africa to visit…

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‘Garm Hawa reminds me of the idea of India’ | Condé Nast Traveller India | India

Aseem Chhabra first saw the searing Garm Hava in a Delhi theatre with his parents, who had suffered the horrors of Partition. The author of the biography, ‘Irrfan Khan – The Man, The Dreamer, The…

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First Look: The new Accidentally Wes Anderson book | Condé Nast Traveller India | International

Advertisements Advertisements Amer Fort | Rajasthan, India | c. 1592 Photo by Chris Schalkx Since 2017, Wally and Amanda Koval’s Instagram handle @AccidentallyWesAnderson has put out a mission for fans of Wes Anderson’s films: to…

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Maldives with kids: 5 important questions to ask before you book | Condé Nast Traveller India | International

I often get strange looks when I say I have travelled solo with my son to over 15 islands in the Maldives over the last six years. Though epitomized as a honeymoon destination for its…

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10 Indian startups that will help you throw a killer house party | Condé Nast Traveller India

Advertisements Advertisements Photo: olegbreslavtsev/ Getty Images If you’re tired of putting up fairy lights, streamers and balloons yourself every time you host a party, these event planners will come to your rescue. Leave the ideating…

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Lutyens’ Delhi gets a new hotel | Condé Nast Traveller India | India

It may have been a quiet year as far as hotel openings go, but there’s one bright spot that just popped up on the Delhi skyline. The IHCL group has announced the opening of The…

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Why Bengalis will watch out for ghosts this Friday | Condé Nast Traveller India

I watched my father’s expression change as I asked him about Bhoot Chaturdashi. I had been asking him varied questions about Bengali culture since I wrote about forgetting my mother tongue, but this was a…

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16 alfresco spots to dine out in Mumbai | Condé Nast Traveller India | India

Advertisements Advertisements The view from Cecconi’s Soho House While the city enters its five-minute-long winter season, we’re pulling out the woollens and booking all the outdoor tables we can. Keeping social distancing and COVID safety…