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Sanskrit for “the science of life,” ayurveda is believed to have been brought to earth by Dhanvantari, the Hindu god of medicine, and was first recorded... Read More

Cross-cultural pollination means that both the croissant and the bagel have traveled far from home, and the “continental breakfast” still reigns supreme... Read More

Some travelers—you, perhaps—are averse to the very premise of a guided tour. No self-assumed sophisticate wants to be led around by someone holding a... Read More

Lights flash as the door to a dark sedan opens in front of a low-lit door. The crowd parts as the door opens, revealing the latest “it” couple shrouded... Read More

Even for those who weren’t reared on Rudyard Kipling stories, the phrase "living like a maharajah" tends to conjure certain images: ornate marble... Read More

A year and a half after being severely damaged in the Mumbai terrorist attacks, two of the city’s most celebrated hotels, the Taj Mahal Palace &... Read More

Indian industrialist Ajit Gulabchand has spent the past eight years developing a hill station, a leafy mountain retreat of the sort that India hasn’t... Read More

See our slideshow of the Best Vintage Movie Theaters.In the 1920s—back when people dressed up to see the latest Hollywood feature—movie palaces... Read More

Stepping into the recently opened Amara boutique (1-3-5 Kemps Blvd.; 91-22/2387-9687), in Mumbai's posh Kemps Corner, is like walking into the well... Read More

It was in the mazelike bazaars of Kalbadevi that I encountered the American. Veiled by smoke from street-stall frying pans, trailed by an enormous cow,... Read More

Six Degrees is an appropriate name for an after-hours hideaway in a city where everyone knows everyone. At this boîte in the Leela Kempinski Hotel in... Read More

The epicenter of Indian contemporary art is in the new galleries of South Mumbai. Bodhi Art (bodhiart.in) represents luminary painter Atul Dodiya. Works... Read More

Ever wanted to sit in the front row at a runway show?Tour operator Remote Lands has launched customizable trips to Fashion Weeks in Hong Kong, Bangkok,... Read More

Happy cab rides are all alike; every unhappy cab ride, however, is unhappy in its own way.In Prague I learned from expensive experience that meters can... Read More

It was in the mazelike bazaars of Kalbadevi that I encountered the American. Veiled by smoke from street-stall frying pans, trailed by an enormous cow,... Read More

“In every collection I have done, there is always an Indian inspiration,” says Jean-Paul Gaultier, who has been amassing a vast library of intensely... Read More

In an alley off the busy streets of Mumbai is the workroom of textile designer Bela Shanghvi. As president of the Craft Council of Maharashtra and... Read More

In increasingly flashy Mumbai, gathering for late Sunday morning brunch is the latest weekend ritual—but it’s "brunch" in spirit only. At Souk (Taj... Read More

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