Author Archives: Luxe India

The Secrets of CTM – Chicken Tikka Masala

The Kebab shops – dispersed in abundance across the UK- are home to the indulgent 3am McDonald’s cravings or the quick bites in between a pub hop. Of course, here you will find the traditional fish n’ chips, sprinkled with salt and drenched in vinegar; but for a long time, there has been talk of a dish more popular than any traditional English food. Hint: Pakistani-born British MP Mohammed Sarwar tabled an Early Day Motion in Britain’s parliament to grant [...]

Maha Kumbh Mela

Kumbh Mela, the Largest Religious Gathering in the World Dates: 25 January – 25 February, 2013 According to astrologers, when the planet Jupiter enters Aquarius and the Sun enters Aries, the holy event of the Kumbh Mela begins. This happens only every 12 years in Pushkar, Rajasthan. It is believed that during this period, the passage from Earth to other higher planets is open and the soul can easily attain the celestial world. By bathing in the holy river, the [...]

The Global Sari Craze

Early this month, supermodel Naomi Campbell rented out the pristine Mehrangarh Fort in the blue city of Jodhpur as the venue to celebrate long term boyfriend Vladimir Doronin’s 50th birthday. In flew 12 charters transporting the who’s who of the rich & famous – – including celebrities Demi Moore, Kate Moss, Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson, Diana Ross (to name only a few) – – to the magnificent Umaid Bhawan Palace. All 42 rooms of the Taj property were booked [...]

Inside the Rickshaw Ride

The 17 languages listed on the Indian currency prove that amongst the 28 states, Hindi and English are the only prevailing languages. Almost all else varies depending on a state’s culture and religion. Even the traditional Sari is draped differently among women in the north vis-à-vis central or south India. The variety of street food, handicrafts and textiles to cultural practices and politics are symbolic of India’s great diversity. Our client’s however, often detect the exception to the rule: the [...]