28 Kothi Hotel Review

This boutique guest house with just five individually-styled rooms makes a virtue out of its quirky minimalism. The Instagrammable interiors are dotted with thoughtful design touches. Dinner, which is prepared on request, is superb and served in the candlelit garden.

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Shahpura House Review

This meticulously maintained 64-room heritage hotel, in a quiet residential area of Jaipur, is owned and run by an aristocratic family. They live on the top floor and take pleasure in sharing their traditions and festivals in a way that is both authentic and ebullient.

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Samode Palace Hotel Review

This 16th-century palace nestled in the ancient Aravalli hills has striking wall murals, atmospheric rooms, an infinity pool, and a great wine cellar. It’s an hour outside Jaipur, and run by the same family that lorded over 45 surrounding villages in princely times.

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Hilton Embassy Golflinks Hotel Review

This hidden pearl in the heart of Bangalore affords quiet, spacious studio-style rooms with kitchenettes for long-stay guests. Facilities include a spa, swimming pool, badminton court and restaurants.

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Tree of Life Jaipur hotel review

This resort an hour outside the Pink City of Jaipur is designed to pamper guests with spacious villas, a swimming pool overlooking the Aravali hills, a spa offering excellent treatments, an organic garden, and walking trails that encourage solitude and reflection.

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Alsisar Haveli review for The Telegraph UK

This heritage hotel was once a large ‘haveli’ (traditional home) for a large Indian family. It has a welcoming and rather dramatic façade, open courtyards, a swimming pool, and a boutique that sells block-print clothes.

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Narain Niwas Palace hotel– review for The Telegraph UK

This heritage hotel, with its stunning entrance façade, has been with the same family since it was built in 1926, giving it an authenticity that is hard to duplicate. For a taste of Jaipur with all its charms and quirks, stay here.

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Was it right to fire the Google engineer?

Don’t shoot the messenger Shoba Narayan AUGUST 17, 2017 00:02 IST UPDATED: AUGUST 16, 2017 23:34 IST Google shouldn’t have fired the engineer who questioned its diversity efforts — it should have co-opted him Pity James Damore. The Google engineer wrote what he thought was a sacred screed that would change the world or at least…

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Profile: filmmaker and entrepreneur

Last Published: Sun, Aug 13 2017. 04 02 PM IST The filmmaker and the entrepreneur: Shekar Dattatri and Ramki Sreenivasan This is the story of synchronicity in the lives of a snake-loving filmmaker and a bird-loving entrepreneur who joined hands to work for nature conservation Shoba Narayan Shekar Dattatri (left), an award-winning filmmaker, and Ramki Sreenivasan,…

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