A Reverie on a Global Platform

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  • May 12, 2017

The Luxury League, a non-profit global foundation, is engaged in branding India globally, backed by diverse international members serving as a standard bearer to promote Indian styles and its values. The Luxury Symposium 2017, held in New Delhi, pledged to promote India as a global producer of luxury and not just as an outsourcing facility. The Luxury League represents a diverse group of global luxury brands and talented craftsmen being a global ambassador for Indian culture and identity, symbolising world acclaimed Indian art forms of fine living.
The Luxury League is led and run by the founder and global chairperson…

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GOA FOOD AND CULTURAL FESTIVAL BEGINS

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  • May 11, 2017

Panaji (Goa):  The much-admired annual Goa Food and Cultural Festival 2017 started with a big bang at the Campal sports ground. Although the official digital launch was delayed by nearly one and half hour, the attendees – mostly tourists – enjoyed every bit with different varieties of food, including the Goan cuisine as well as beverage stalls lined up and musical bands entertaining them.

The event organised by Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) in association with the Department of Tourism saw a huge crowd within just three hours on day-one.

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar inaugurated the festival in the presence Minister…

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After grape escapade, its time for food festival

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  • May 3, 2017

Panaji (Goa): Notwithstanding the embarrassment during the annual Grape Escapade for not obtaining the CRZ permission to host the festival at the venue located near the shoreline, the Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) is going ahead with another gala affair at the very same venue.
The Goa Food & Cultural Festival 2017 is set to raise the benchmarks from May 10-May 14 at the D B Bandodkar Ground, Campal. This is the same venue where the Grape Escapade 2017 was held last week with a social activist dragging the government to the National Green Tribunal for not…

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The Asian Kitchen in The Shade of the Banyan

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  • April 28, 2017

Assagao, Goa: Set in Assagao, Goa under the expansive shady branch of a three-hundred-year-old tree is this unique Asian kitchen, The Banyan and thus so aptly named. The original old Goan house that existed here has been given a facelift and the surrounding gardens brought back to life.
As you step in through the grand intricately carved wooden doors of The Banyan you notice a wonderful amalgamation of Indonesian and Thai design with a hint of Goan architecture. The eclectic yet uniquely harmonised collaboration of styles was the idea of local architect Christopher Gonsalves. The house itself is painted in hues of grey and white with…

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Spicing it up – Organically

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  • April 7, 2017

Tourists from all over the world have made Goa their playground, and they pour into this small land in hordes, filling thousands of hotel rooms in the peak season. A few spend weeks roaming up and down the coastline, while others fly down over the weekends. You can see them lying on the beaches soaking up Vitamin D from the sun, hopping around from one beach to another riding rented bikes, digging their spoons into fresh local seafood or just trying their luck at the casinos. You can almost hear the sighs of contentment all around.

But what can a…

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