The curtain-raiser for the fourth edition of Gout de France was held on the lawns of the French consulate recently. “The global celebration of French cuisine on March 21, an initiative of three Michelin-starred chef Alain Ducasse and the ministry of foreign affairs, will have eight star hotels and an NGO-run cafe bistro participating from Calcutta and serving a special menu,” said consul-general Damien Syed. The participants served “a teaser” of the event that evening for dinner.
Mar 20, 2018 00:00 IST


The Alipore star hotel laid out its finest glasses as at least 20 kinds of wines covering almost 10 wine-producing regions of the world were expertly swirled, sniffed and sipped. 
Mar 19, 2018 00:00 IST

t2 Meets Sourav Ghosal, the new general manager of The Gateway hotel

You can take a Bengali out of Bengal but you cannot take Bengal out of a Bangali, is what Sourav Ghosal, the new general manager at The Gateway Hotel EM Bypass, believes. t2 caught up with the “mone-praane khaanti Bangali” for an adda about the hotel and his plans for the same.
Mar 19, 2018 00:00 IST

A signature start up masterclass from the masters themselves, with t2

Food and drinks are perhaps the best friends of every Calcuttan. And what better way of understanding it than hearing it from the masters themselves. Which is why Signature Start Up Masterclass in association with The Telegraph, hosted by Diageo at The Park, saw industry experts like Birgit Holm, Gaurav Karnani, Sharad Dewan, Shekhar Mukherjee and Suborno Bose come together for a masterclass on March 10, ahead of the The Telegraph Food Guide 2018 Awards ceremony.
Mar 19, 2018 00:00 IST


Funnyman Nishant Tanwar geared up for his gig at 91.9 Friends FM Live Stand-up Comedy powered by Balaram’s in association with t2, held at Vidya Mandir recently, with some chai cheers with moderator Vikram Poddar.
Mar 19, 2018 00:00 IST

Let's nacho to the new hits!

Your playlist makes or breaks a party. And, sending the dance floor into a tizzy in the first half is a mix of pop tracks like Dua Lipa’s New Rules, the super groovy Bum Bum Tam Tam, Yo Yo Honey Singh’s comeback song Dil chori, Bom diggy diggy and more. We asked the party peeps about their fave song and here’s what they chose.
Mar 19, 2018 00:00 IST

A musical tale of the journey of songs, with t2

It was a feast for theatre as well as music lovers as the city witnessed Stories in a Song, a play that blended history, music, culture, and literature, at GD Birla Sabhagar last month. 
Mar 19, 2018 00:00 IST

Quaint meets art at Ganges fashion

What: Ganges Fashion Where: 33A Jatin Das Road  Timings: 10.30am to 6.30pm; closed on Sunday
Mar 19, 2018 00:00 IST

Seize the day!

It is quite usual for a therapist to come across clients who keep rewinding to their past in their head, which means they are often not able to be fully functional or productive. 
Sangbarta  Chattopadhyay & Namita Bhuta Mar 18, 2018 00:00 IST

Pedal power

Cycling is a great endurance activity. One of the biggest advantages of cycling over running is it is significantly less weight-bearing and, therefore, can be much easier on the joints. Adequate frequency, duration, and intensity of cycling can help build aerobic fitness through both central (increasing heart and lung capacity) and peripheral (oxygen supply to working muscles) pathways. 
Kaushik Talukdar Mar 18, 2018 00:00 IST

Hair & skin confidential

First, check if you have dandruff because this could be a major reason for hair fall. Since you have not mentioned your haircare programme, I presume there is nothing much that’s done. Use Mahabhringraj oil once a week, followed by turban therapy. 
Suparna Trikha Mar 18, 2018 00:00 IST


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