BACK TO THE BANYAN TREE

Only a few weeks ago, I sank into a feeling of dejection for Goa’s hospitality industry, impacted so cruelly by the novel coronavirus. So imagine my delight when I heard that one of India’s biggest hospitality chains was welcoming guests and patrons back into its warm embrace!Taj Holiday Village Resort & Spa in Candolim has a long-standing legacy as India’s first of its kind. Only recently, it swung open its doors with new and enhanced safety and hygiene measures, so I had to stop by and take full advantage.

July 27, 2020
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THE BRIGHTEST STAR IN GOA’S GALAXY

A Story about Suraj Morajkar, Sun Estates Developers by Kunal Sachdev EX-CEO of HidesignDuring 1997-98, the wave of modern retail was already upon us. As CEO of a now leading lifestyle brand, I was actively scouting for a store in Goa. Tourists found the brand and its products very appealing, so all tourist destinations were...
June 9, 2020
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SUPERHOTELIERS.COM, AN ALL-POINTS HOSPITALITY PLATFORM!

The tourism industry has been one of Goa’s strongest suits since liberation. But it is important to keep reinventing the wheel to keep travellers hooked. And since digital is the way forward, SuperHoteliers.com has hit the sweet spot.

March 30, 2020
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HEALTHY HOLIDAY AT YOGA DESA

There’s never been a more appropriate time to step back from the daily grind, rejuvenate and strengthen the body and mind. When it’s time to unwind, I try to head straight for Agonda.

March 17, 2020
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The Sisterhood Soiree – an Initiative by India Nightlife Convention and Awards in Association with Heineken

The India Nightlife Convention and Awards (INCA) in association with Heineken, hosted #TheSisterhoodSoiree – an initiative to recognize and encourage women in the nightlife and hospitality industry at Saligao Stories & Soro – The Village Pub, Goa.

March 11, 2020
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CHILDREN WITH CANCER – RAISING MONEY FOR A CAUSE

More than Rs 3 lakhs raised for Sabrcare with dazzling LIV-ING fashion show at Acron Waterfront Resort BagaFashion, glamour and vivacity came together to raise financial support for children with cancer through Sabrcare at the LIV-ING fundraiser at the gorgeous Acron Waterfront Resort in Baga on Friday, February 21, 2020.

March 6, 2020
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SOL DE GOA CELEBRATES 10th ANNIVERSARY

Sol de Goa, Goa’s premier boutique hotel in Nerul, recently completed a decade. Over the past 10 years, the property has offered guests a luxurious respite from the crowded beach belt of North Goa while still remaining conveniently located to the prime tourist areas.In celebration of its 10th anniversary, Sol de Goa hosted a special evening on 30th January, 2020, featuring exclusive entertainment, gourmet food and beverages, and a special live performance by singer-songwriter Gary Lawyer, popular known as ‘the man with the golden voice’.

February 5, 2020
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ALILA DIWA GOA LAUNCHES A NEW COCKTAIL BAR – COURTYARD BAR

Inspired by craft and inventiveness, Alila Diwa Goa’s much awaited cocktail bar, Courtyard Bar, specializes in the art and alchemy of taste. Conjuring the true flavours of fine fruits and botanicals, mixes of a rare quality are carefully calibrated, alongside timeless classics. The menu offers a unique taste of India crafted from spirits and mixers...
December 19, 2019
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A bit of India in London

‘Curry’ has long been a favourite in England - an Anglicised version of the myriad Indian dishes the British enjoyed in colonial India. But times are changing. The British - and indeed, many of South Asian heritage - are looking for more authentic tastes. Enter Ooty, an upmarket venture on Baker Street in London, where...
December 8, 2019
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Raising the Steaks @House of Lloyds

You know your food is made with love when people open their homes to you with hearts overflowing. This is certainly true in the case of Lloyd and Nerissa whose famous BBQ service went from rustic to restaurant over the years without ever losing touch with that love and warmth.

November 8, 2019
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