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 INTERVIEW
‘This confluence will provide information on cutting-edge developments’ - Chef P Soundararajan, General Secretary, IFCA
As Indian Federation of Culinary Associations (IFCA) conduct their fifth National Culinary Congress from the November 10 to 12, 2011 in Bengaluru, Chef P Soundararajan, General Secretary, IFCA, speaks with Hospitality Biz about the theme, speakers and plans for the event
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 EXPERT SPEAK
‘Bartender...there’s a mole in my drink’ - Gagan Sharma, Sommelier and Wine Educationist
With humans advancing from hunters to businessmen, one act has remained grounded, that is, cooking. With the evolution of cookery, mankind settled down and went for a nomadic existence to a more stationary existence. Water from nearby sources wasn’t always safe and that is why mankind processed alcohol, from the natural flora available to him.
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 SPECIAL REPORT

Paradise on Earth: Te Aroha
Nestled in the midst of green hills and lush green landscape in the Kumaon region, Te Aroha is the perfect place to relax, rejuvenate and unwind. Surrounded by apple orchards, Te Aroha located at Dhanachuli Bend (near Mukteshwar), can be an exciting holiday destination. Hospitality Biz gives an overview of the boutique and picturesque resort
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This Week's Top Headlines
MoT to develop 35 mega tourist destinations in India
  Thirty-five mega destinations are being developed across India to give a boost to tourism. ...read more>>
Planning Commission recommends four fold increase in fund allotment for tourism
  Planning commission has recommended four fold increase in the allotment of funds for tourism during the 12th Five-Year Plan. ...read more>>
India records 4.02 lakh FTAs in August 2011
  India has recorded 4.02 lakh FTAs during August 2011. There were 3.82 lakh FTAs in August 2010 and 3.7 lakh in August 2009. ...read more>>
MTDC plans to install software at its resorts
  MTDC has proposed to make accounts, records and reports online by installing software at each of the company's resorts. ...read more>>
Canada keen to invest in HP's tourism sector
  The Canadian Government is keen to invest in the tourism, food processing in Himachal Pradesh. ...read more>>
CII and IGBC to organise conference on 'Green Buildings'
  CII and Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) will organise a conference on 'Green Buildings For A Green Goa' on September 24, 2011 ...read more>>
Starwood Hotels & Resorts aims to operate 1,000 rooms in India by 2013
  Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc aims to operate 1,000 rooms in India by 2013. ...read more>>
Largest Vivanta by Taj opens at Yeshwantpur in Bengaluru
  IHCL has launched its largest Vivanta by Taj at Yeshwantpur in Bengaluru having 327 keys. ...read more>>
Sarovar Hotels & Resorts opens Park Plaza, Ahmedabad
  Sarovar Hotels & Resorts, a leading hotel management company in India, has announced the launch of Park Plaza, Ahmedabad. ...read more>>
The Westin Gurgaon, New Delhi opens Executive Club Lounge
  The Westin Gurgaon, New Delhi has opened its lounge. Westin Executive Club Lounge is located on the seventh and eight floor. ...read more>>
Kamath Residency in Nagothane, M'rashtra to add new wing
  Kamath Residency, an adventure resort in Nagothane, Maharashtra is set to add a new building to its property by March 2012. ...read more>>
Hospitech ties up with AHLEI
  Hospitech, the hotel technology leaders forum, has recently tied up with AHLEI, India. ...read more>>
Le Cirque opens at The Leela Palace New Delhi
  Le Cirque has opened at The Leela Palace New Delhi. It is located on the hotel’s 10th floor and offers bar lounge, alfresco seating and three dining rooms. ...read more>>
Australian QSR Country Chicken forays into India
  Australia's quick service restaurant chain Country Chicken has forayed into India.  ...read more>>
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