Opinion & Analysis

Out With the Old and in With the New

First opened in the 1970's, Shamiana was where Mumbai's glamour waited patiently in the hotel lobby to be seated. It was where business deals were signed over caffe lattes and where young love courted over street food. From insomniacs gorging over kheem-pao to cheerful tourists sipping on a thandai

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Indian Weddings May Turn Slim & Trim

Currently, the Indian wedding industry is over Rs. 100,000 crore and is growing at 25-30% annually. The estimated cost of a wedding with no expenses spared could be between a modest Rs. 5 lakh to a lavish Rs 5 crore. The country averages about 1 crore marriages every year. Even NRIs, impressed by th

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Recipe for Success

What impressed me the most was that Chef Irani followed Sonal's recipe to the tee. And the proof of the pudding lay in the eating! Sonal’s recipe book is available on the Juggernaut books app for Android and iOS for those who would like to bite right into it!

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Pass the Baton Not the Buck

Ultimately, this tagline is about taking accountability – for oneself as well as for others whom one can influence – either directly, through authority and position or – indirectly, through experience and superior knowledge.

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The Catwalk Cuisine

Using restaurant spaces to launch and sell fashion and fashionable contributions to cuisine and restaurant culture.

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Dare to be Different

Once upon a time, Bacon met Chocolate and they both lived happily ever after. Innovation is the name of the game. Sometimes you discover the most unusual in the last place you look.

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Hotels Should Immediately End Price War

Hotels competing for higher occupancies by resorting to discounts and freebies resulting in lower ARRs are only harming their balance sheets. Beneficiaries of this competition are the corporates,

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Hospitality Industry Showing Signs of Revival

For most investors in investor cycle 2.0, the investment strategy has changed to investing only in operating assets or almost ready assets which takes away all the development risk and allows speed to market with income generating assets.

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States Should Build Tourism Parks

India will need 180,000 additional rooms by 2020 to cater to 20 million tourists as tourism is expected to grow 12 percent per annum.

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Legends Never Retire

Hemant Oberoi and Ananda Solomon are two globally recognised names in hospitality. They both have a work culture and dedication which means even after decades in their field, they are far from finished.

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