Sitting by the lake’s edge under an ornate pavilion at Beijing’s resplendent Summer Palace my wife Simone and I gazed admiringly at the landscaped gardens and imperial pagodas as the winter sun slowly disappeared into a distant haze. I poured Simone a glass of Tignanello and raised a toast to our travels. Quietude can be…Read more
About: FAHAD SAMAR
Fahad Samar is the best selling author of Scandal Point and Flash Point, the first two novels in his Mumbai trilogy published by Harper Collins. He studied at Bombay International School and at St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai. Fahad began his career as a filmmaker with Merchant-Ivory Productions in 1987 and established his company, Bombay Talkie in 1993. Fahad has since written, directed and produced scores of commercials, documentaries, corporate films and TV shows. Fahad is a well-known social commentator and has contributed to the Mumbai Mirror, DNA and the Indian Express over the past ten years. He writes on food, wine and travel for Vogue, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Conde Nast Traveller and Upper Crust among other publications. He is also a film critic and presents Filmology with Fahad Samar on Radio One 94.3FM.
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Whilst vacationing in Paris, my wife and I were invited for an overnight visit to the Moet et Chandon Chateau in Epernay. Given the legendary hospitality of LVMH, world leaders in luxury, we knew we could expect a weekend of indulgence. What remained to be experienced was just how decadent things would get. A chauffer…Read more
Numerous writers have celebrated the sumptuous buffet that is Paris. Admittedly fewer have extolled the allures of Milan. So when a friend invited my wife Simone and me to undertake a week-long gastronomic sojourn to these vibrant metropolises, we were greatly tempted. Flying Air France from Mumbai, our epicurean adventure began in the gleaming business…Read more
“Sawadeeka,” smiles the svelte Thai hostess as she folds her hands and bows deep, welcoming me to the breakfast floor of the plush Bangkok hotel. Her elegant silk gown swishes as she sashays past rows of tables to seat me poolside. She delicately unfolds a napkin and places it on my lap, and, after enquiring…Read more
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