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Suzy Menkes on India travel

International Herald Tribune’s legendary fashion editor Suzy Menkes was in New Delhi recently to conduct the IHT conference on sustainable luxury. I met her and was pleasantly surprised by how much she knew about the country. Menkes has apparently been always fascinated by India and has travelled throughout the country.

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Top 10 Indian restaurants in India

Recently, the Singapore-based Miele Guide asked me to be part of their jury to vote for Asia’s best restaurants. This is for the second consecutive year that I have been asked to do this, though I must say that I wasn’t to happy about what eventually turned up last year: Not many Indian restaurants were mentioned, the guide was heavily Singapore-centric and amongst the winners, the lone Indian, Bukhara, was as clichéd as cliché can be.

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Tanjore paintings from Tanjore

Tanjore paintings from Tanjore

unjal_krishnaThree years ago, when my friend Smita went to stay in Tanjore, a small little town in Tamil Nadu, southern India, she was despairing. A journalist married to an officer in the Indian Police Service (her husband was posted to the town, necessitating the move), she knew that work opportunities would be non-existent there.

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