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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Fine Fast Food for Gourmet’s Diary of a Foodie

FINE FAST FOOD I feature at 00:32 for a snippet and later at 17:18 minutes.  You can watch it here.   Who says fast food can’t be superb? Join us as we visit chefs around the world who are redefining the very concept of fast food. Chef David Chang of Momofuku Ssäm Bar in New…

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Our Native Village for Gourmet magazine

  SHOBA NARAYAN KEY NOTES: OUR NATIVE VILLAGE, INDIA 11.16.07 To bed at the village This 20-room rustic hideaway bills itself as India’s “only 100 percent eco-friendly back-to-basics lifestyle resort.” In plain English, that means solar power, windmills, composting, bio-gas plant (no, it doesn’t smell), organic gardens, and a “zero-waste” policy that recycles everything including water from…

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Tampering with Tradition for Gourmet magazine

    SHOBA NARAYAN TAMPERING WITH TRADITION 06.05.08 Recently, I dined at Masala Klub, a new upscale Indian restaurant at the Taj West End hotel in Bangalore. I went with my mother, mostly because my husband refused to go. (“I wouldn’t eat at a restaurant that spells its name ‘klub’ if you paid me,” he…

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Shangrila Hotel, Bangalore

With 397 rooms, this hotel in central Bangalore — a favourite for glittering Indian weddings — ably represents the Shangri-La global chain with an outstanding spa; Chinese, Italian, Indian and Japanese restaurants; and a rooftop bar that offers sprawling views of the city. 

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The Ritz-Carlton, Bangalore

With over 1,200 art works displayed all over, this jewel-like hotel in the heart of Bangalore has arguably the loveliest spa in the city, highly-rated Indian, Chinese and Continental restaurants, a Mercedes-Benz chauffeur pickup, and a wonderful design motif of painstakingly-carved extensive latticework.

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Nandan Nilekani profile

  THE (APPLIED) IDEAS MAN The (applied) IDEAS man Shoba Narayan     Share Tweet First Published: Fri, Aug 01 2008. 11 24 PM IST The big picture: (top, from left) K. Dinesh, Roy Eapen Jacob and Nilekani in Tampa, Florida; (left) Nilekani’s book, Imagining India, will release in November. Updated: Sun, Aug 03 2008. 05 38 PM IST Bangalore:…

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JW Marriott, Bangalore

With its running trails, tennis courts, birding and photography groups that convene on weekends, Cubbon Park is an oasis amid the bustle of Bangalore, and right across the street from JW Marriott. As well as great access for the town centre, there are the pubs, restaurants, boutiques, and art galleries that are nearby on Lavelle Road – a two-minute walk from the hotel.

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Talk at ABB

So I have been giving a lot of talks these days.  As any parent knows, having a group of people listen without interruption is like a dream.  At home, of course, my opinions and advice are laughed at by my kids.  So it was a treat to talk to young college students about the importance of…

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How to bird-watch. How to watch birds

I am writing about nature.  About what is turning out to be a favorite subject. How to birdwatch Shoba Narayan starts a four-part series on birdwatching Shoba Narayan In which the author makes a case for bird watching as a hobby and tells you how to start: It begins with a pair of binoculars; and…

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