What makes a restaurant fail: A cautionary tale

Financial Express 11.06.2012

So much is written about what makes a successful restaurant that we forget to focus on what doesn't.

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When a brand really matters

Financial Express 11.06.2012

People often ask me, "What is luxury?" Even occasional readers of this space know this is a question to which I devote an inordinate amount of time.

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Sushi at its Best

Financial Express 11.06.2012

I wrote last week about our amazing bullet train experience during the recent World Travel and Tourism Summit in Japan. That was but one piece (albeit a memorable one!) of the incredible logistical puzzle masterfully crafted by JTB company and its president, Hiromi Tagawa.

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Japan Bounces Back

Financial Express 30.04.2012

As a Global Member of the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), I had the honor of participating in the organization’s global summit for travel leaders. The global summit was in Sendai, Japan, the region hardest hit by the earthquake and tsunami last March.

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When luxury is a necessity

Financial Express 30.04.2012

My last submission in this space prompted many comments and e-mails. Some of the responses were so insightful that gave me ideas for future columns. So, thank you. Though there is one point I should clarify.

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What lies beneath a consumer’s mind

Financial Express 09.04.2012

As CEO of a luxury company, I know that our success is rooted in understanding our customers. Continuing from last week, I will be writing a series of columns on this topic and how it relates to Indian brands, Indian consumers, and the economies of Asia on a broader perspective.

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Why Indian brands fail

Financial Express 07.04.2012

THIS YEAR I decided on Jammu and Kashmir for a family vacation. Srinagar was a great choice as, in addition to religious sites, it is a remarkably peaceful and attractive city with some of the most pleasant and happiest people I’ve met anywhere. My wife, Anita, and I had a holiday filled with great food, shopping, and exploration of this beautiful part of the world.

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In the heart and soul of cigars

Financial Express 07.04.2012

Cuba is one of those places everyone has heard about and nobody knows. After a brief visit, I cannot claim I really know the place but I would sure like to spend some more time trying.

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This spring is all about bold colours

Financial Express 07.04.2012

Warm weather is approaching and it is time to ponder upon what you’ll wear during the balmy days of Spring and Summer. As nice as they may be, this is the time to cast off your fine suits and don a more cheerful wardrobe. However, a challenge accompanies this change as you seek to either discretely cover up or boldly show off your body

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Where to Buy It

Financial Express 07.04.2012

Recovering from a minor surgery, I have not travelled for five weeks. With business to take care of abroad, I’ll soon be on the road (and in the skies) again. I’ve written before about how to choose a vacation and about where to purchase some key items for your wardrobe. My thoughts on these topics are ever evolving and I have some new suggestions.

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