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Variety is the spice of life

India’s food is considered the most exciting in the world – the country produces 70 per cent of the world’s spices, and every village offers its own unique cuisine

Exploring sublime landscapes on foot

From high-altitude lakes to ghostly glaciers and monasteries perched on monumental rocks, seeing the world on foot has therapeutic qualities way beyond the physical, says Charlotte Sinclair

A new window on Calcutta

Glorious change is afoot in West Bengal as a new urban boutique hotel and a restored rural palace redefine sojourns in the former centre of the Raj. Stanley Stewart takes in the theatre of Calcutta’s city streets before heading out to the magnificent Rajbari Bawali