Features - Art & Culture

Seychelles - Creole Cuisine

Creole cuisine fuses the subtlety of French cuisine with India’s exotic spices, and the piquant flavours of the Orient.


Nestled in India’s east, Kolkata is a hub of activity that beats to its own tune. From when the British were in the country, the city has generated some of the nation’s most celebrated heroes.

Articles - Art & Culture

insight - Eddy Merckx

Occupation - Professional cyclist

With his insatiable hunger for victory and prodigious physical talent, Eddy Merckx is the greatest cyclist the Tour de France has ever seen.

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Detail from The Escape Ladder, 1940

museum review - Joan Miró – Tate Modern

After a 50-year interlude, Joan Miró’s works come to the Tate Modern in London, in a major exhibition that invites art-lovers to take a surreal step into the artist’s imagination.

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well read - Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Publishing

Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Publishing, a unique venture between Qatar Foundation and Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, aims to promote a love of reading and writing, and develop a vibrant literary culture in Qatar and the Middle East.

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three great places - Stuttgart

Stuttgart offers a broad culinary experience, from simple, hearty, and flavourful local Swabian cuisine in a medieval prison, to fine international fare at one of Stuttgart’s trendiest spots overlooking a castle.

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Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Malaysian writer and TV producer Xandria Ooi loves to spend her time exploring what she calls the shoppers’ paradise of Jalan Bukit Bintang in the heart of Kuala Lumpur’s business district.

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24 hours in Montreal

Odd, given its minus 13°C average winter temperatures, but Montrealers are especially fond of their all-weather, buzzing street culture.

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weekend away - Shiraz

Shiraz, often called the cultural capital of Iran, certainly deserves its global reputation. The fame comes from various sources including distinguished poets and artists, impressive monuments, pleasant weather, and delicious cuisine.

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Qatar Your Historical Destination

Al Zubarah town, the only surviving remnant of its kind in the region, is one of Qatar’s authentic historical pearls. It has already made the tentative UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list and is awaiting news of full admission in the summer of 2012. The UNESCO nomination covers the important ruins of the town, which was a centre for pearl fishing and trade as far back as the late 18th and early 19th centuries.

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