Conversation with Nakul Anand

An ode to you…our supporters and well-wishers An ode to you…our supporters and well-wishers

Friends, I haven’t connected with you for some time now, only because we are trying to keep pace with the exciting times in the country and the company. But recently we’ve been exhilarated with some great news, which I had to share with you - because it is you, who made it all possible…from the very beginning.

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5:42 PM at Gurgaon
ITC Grand Chola: A Golden Age ITC Grand Chola: A Golden Age

Last week, when my car drove up the sweeping driveway of ITC Grand Chola, a thought flashed through my mind. It was of the circuit I had embarked on with ITC more than three decades ago in Chennai. A circuit which came full circle in the autumn of 2012 with the launch of ITC Grand Chola in the capital of Tamil Nadu. Many of us know that circumambulation is considered an act of devotion in many spiritual contexts.

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6:18 PM at Gurgaon
The Brave New World of Apps and Ideas The Brave New World of Apps and Ideas

It seems like the perfect time to post on a subject that defines our modern lives, is endlessly analysed, yet in spite of being the elephant in the room and the reason for so much buzz, is itself rarely feted. So it gives me great pleasure to bring technology to centrestage in this piece. 

After decades of dizzying advances in science and technology, we have learnt to take inventions/interventions in our stride.

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8:55 AM at New delhi
The Great Cuisine of the North-West Frontier The Great Cuisine of the North-West Frontier

Wouldn’t you agree all of us have a special place in our hearts for firsts? 

For me and many of my colleagues at ITC Hotels, there is a pioneering experience that we have had the honour of being a part of since its inception. It is a name and experience we are unabashedly attached to. In New Delhi, from where the North-West Frontier was once ruled, Bukhara has become a must-visit...

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4:30 PM at Gurgaon
The Taste of Japan The Taste of Japan

It’s great to be back here to speak to you again. In this post, I want to talk about the cuisine of Asia and in particular that of Japan. It is indeed fascinating to see how widely Indian, Chinese, Thai, Korean and Japanese cuisines have disseminated across the world. But what fascinates me even more is how the Indian gourmet has taken to the cuisine of the rest of Asia.

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6:45 PM at New Delhi
Sleep, like a baby Sleep, like a baby

I hope you’ll enjoy this next post, because it concerns something we’re all deeply passionate about and sometimes even obsessed with [especially if you’re like me.] 

I’m talking about sleep. 

If I were to describe my sleep as a physical thing, then imagine this: an exquisite other worldly presence – ephemeral, wispy, fragile and elusive – something that seems, always, to be just an inch beyond grasp. 

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11:24 AM at Gurgaon
Responsible Luxury – a milestone in hospitality Responsible Luxury – a milestone in hospitality

I find myself overwhelmed with the response to my first blog post. It is heart-warming to find the care and courtesy that we do our best to extend to others reciprocated with such affection. I've also encountered many old friends and acquaintances here. So, hello again, and a warm welcome!

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6:40 PM at Gurgaon
The Warmth of India The Warmth of India

Let me begin by saying how truly wonderful it is to be able to talk to you online, on Zestlounge. While there is a time and place for business, I am glad to say that this is not it. This is where we get a moment’s respite to reflect, converse and connect.

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Posted by: Nakul Anand
12:00 AM at Gurgaon
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