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While guests can build their own menu if they so wish, chief chef Michael Pataran has created some imaginative speciality dishes.

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The Nautilus in the Maldives is cosy and intimate hideaway, allowing couples to spend their time however they choose during a romantic getaway. 'Anytime, anywhere, and as you please' are the guiding principles of the property. Encouraging one to disconnect from the outside world and enjoy a romantic Maldivian getaway for two.

There are no set rules or timetables to follow. Instead, your personal House Master (a dedicated, thoroughly trained professional private butler) co-creates highly personalised experiences with guests that are catered to their every whim and natural rhythm. Couples can dine in truly magical locations, such as on a secluded sandbank with millions of stars shining overhead, on their own private patch of beach, on a luxury yacht with champagne and live music while sailing the Indian Ocean, or with a lovely floating breakfast in their home's private infinity pool.

aerial shot of body of water during daytime 'Anytime, anywhere, and as you please' are the guiding principles of the property. | Photo by Shifaaz shamoon on Unsplash

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J&K's Srinagar citymade it to the prestigious list of UNESCO creative cities network for 2021, for craft and folk art.

J&K's Srinagar city on Monday made it to the prestigious list of UNESCO creative cities network for 2021, for craft and folk art.

This was announced by UNESCO on its official website on Monday wherein 49 cities have joined the elite list.

"We have been trying to find a place for Srinagar city in the UNESCO list for the last four years," Saleem Beg, convener of the J&K chapter of INTACH (Indian National Trust For Art And Cultural Heritage) told IANS.

"We prepared the dossier to highlight the genuineness of Srinagar's claim to be recognised as an UNESCO heritage city.".

"The dossier went to UNESCO where it was thoroughly scrutinised. Then they sent us a list of queries which had to be replied in detail.

"In addition to this, there was a lot of bureaucratic process that had to be completed before we got the final recognition," he added.

Beg said Srinagar had missed its place in the list in 2019 by a whisker. “We were left out the last time in 2019 because we lost the slot to Film City in Hyderabad. This time there were two cities running in close competition for the prestigious place - Srinagar and Gwalior. UNESCO has finally decided to select Srinagar this time," he said.

Beg credits the success of this effort to the team of local craftsmen and folk artists whose work has finally got global recognition.

Asked about what does the recognition mean in terms of advantage to the local crafts and folk art, he said: "It is a recognition of not only for our crafts and folk arts, but for Srinagar city as such. “It is a global recognition towards which the world looks with interest. Our crafts and folk art are not something that has fossilised. These are growing and dynamic arts.

"The recognition will definitely give us a marketing edge."

This year, the exercise of the dossier's preparation began in the month of May. The Union Culture Ministry received four nominations - two from Madhya Pradesh (Gwalior and Indore), one from West Bengal (Kolkata) and one from J&K (Srinagar).

The Centre, however, rejected the application of Kolkata and Indore and forwarded only two nominations - Srinagar and Gwalior. It recommended the nomination of Gwalior as creative city of music and Srinagar for creative city of craft and folk arts to UNESCO on June 29.

The announcements were finally made on Monday, rejecting the nomination of Gwalior and accepting that of Srinagar. (IANS/JB)


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