Kolkata is a sprawling, noisy metropolis. It can be oppressive and overpowering – a city full of people and noise and colour – but it's also increasingly cosmopolitan. Yes, there's still poverty, still slums, but Kolkata is one of the most culturally rich cities in India with shiny new suburbs now popping up alongside the grand relics of India's colonial past.
The changing face of cognac For many, cognac is as French as champagne and berets. But this brandy is evolving, adapting to modern tastes and appealing to new demographics.
The best cocktails to sip during a Netflix binge What’s good? Watching Netflix. What’s better? Netflix while drinking an appropriate TV-show-themed cocktail, of course. Read below for four of the most popular TV shows on streaming services for binge watching, and the drink that will make your cocktails and Netflix session perfect.
Doing it right: how to drink and watch sports at the same time Drinking and sport have always had an uneasy relationship. While athletes sensibly drink water or whatever sugary energy water they’re being paid to chug, we’re all in the pub getting as many rounds in as we can before the gameday specials end.