Documentary series going behind the scenes of India's oldest and most famous hotel, the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel. The Taj is where the super-rich come to be treated like the maharajahs of India's past and where rooms can cost up to £9,000 per night, all in a city where half of the population still lives below the poverty line. Over six months, the film-makers follow the hotel's 1,500 strong staff as they perform their duties with the mantra 'Guest is God' in mind.
Incredible India - styled as Incredible !ndia - is the name of an international marketing campaign by the Government of India to promote tourism in India since 2002. Accoridng to its creators, the primary objective of branding was to create a distinctive identity for the country. This resulted in the iconic ”Incredible !ndia” logo, where the exclamation mark that formed the “I” of India was used to great effect across all communications.
This book contains both Hindi words and phrases which will be a useful asset for trips to India. The book also contains conversational Hindi a tourist might find useful, for instance when they are shopping, booking a ticket, at the hotel, dealing with beggars, at the restaurant, and so on. …
David returns to India to take the road less traveled, visiting lesser-known locales to uncover some of the country's hidden gems. He introduces us to the Portuguese influence in Goa, the Chinese community in Kolkata and the holiest of Punjabi traditions in Amritsar, and samples plenty of culinary delights along the way. Armed with his quanto basta or andaz (all by eye) approach to food, David cooks in kitchens across the country and breaks bread with the locals in hopes of demystifying Indian cuisine.
Miriam Margolyes, Wayne Sleep, Sylvester McCoy, Roy Walker, Rosemary Shrager, Bobby George, Patti Boulaye and Jan Leeming see if they can have a better retirement in India than in the UK.