The new global fashion hotlist

From bespoke tailoring in Tokyo to the world’s most coveted T-shirt in San Francisco, Andy Morris investigates the people and places you need to know if you really want to stand out sartorially

How is Nepal coping a year after the earthquake?

A year on from one of the worst natural disasters in its history, the impact of the Nepal earthquake can still be felt. Issy D’Arcy Clark travels to Kathmandu to discover how the country is recovering

DJ John Digweed: eight of the best clubbing capitals

The British DJ and record producer gives us his inside track into the world’s coolest partying destinations

Recipe: Sanjay Gour’s stuffed bitter gourd

Sanjay Gour was inspired by northern India’s Awadhi cuisine for his menu at London’s Michelin-starred Zaika. But his earliest food influences came from cooking with his mother in Mumbai. Here is his recipe for his favourite dish, for ‘bharwan karela’ or stuffed bitter gourd

India: The Oberoi Mumbai

Don’t be fooled by this hotel’s boxy exterior — the can-do-anything butlers and excellent contemporary Indian cuisine make it a treat of a place to unwind in a bustling city, says Ruth Metzstein

Mumbai’s best late-night eats

From sushi platters to fried potato dumplings, Indian cricketer Robin Uthappa and Bollywood actor Vivan Bahtena pick the Mumbai hangouts that will satisfy any night owls’ craving

Hey Mister DJ: Mixing the decks in Mumbai

He has played sets in some of the biggest clubs round the globe – and now Matty Wainwright is launching a series of DJ retreats across India. So can Will Hide master the decks?

Mumbai: the city that always eats

Indians love to eat. And Mumbai is their food capital: whether it's tiffinwallahs delivering lunch or street stalls and cafés serving food from every corner of the subcontinent. Chris Caldicott grazes his way around town

Where to eat in Mumbai

Bombay Lunchbox author Carolyn Caldicott gives her tips for the best cafes, street food and thali restaurants to eat like a Mumbaikar

Four authentic tiffin recipes from Mumbai

Carolyn Caldicott, author of Bombay Lunchbox, picks four of her favourite recipes from the lunch-loving city of Mumbai

14 innovative city design features

What will the super-efficient city of the future look like? Ianthe Butt tracks down some of the world's best urban developments so far

City hot spots: Bandra West, Mumbai

Stephen Fry tweeted about this bohemian area describing it as 'the Soho of Mumbai'. Rajini Vaidyanathan gives us the lowdown on where to eat, shop and stretch in Mumbai's Bandra West

India: Taj Lands End, Mumbai

Positioned where Mumbai's hippest neighbourhood meets the Arabian Sea, the Taj Lands End, with its thoroughly modern feel, perfectly suits the city's image as a burgeoning commercial hothouse, says Kim Willis

12 of the best city news tweeters across the globe

A new group of Twitter users are chronicling the latest events from the world's most exciting cities — in 140 characters or less. Lucy Thackray follows some of the best

Six of the world's best record stores

Just when you thought the stylus had, well, gone out of style, sales of vinyl records are climbing. Here are the world's most unique wax wonderlands

The new Mumbai, by the city's British and American expats

After growing up immersed in two cultures, eating chana masala and cottage pie, an exodus of British Indians is returning to the homeland of their parents — and cashing in on the country's boom. Rajini Vaidyanathan reports

Portrait of a city: Mumbai

Author Patrick French paints a portrait of Mumbai, India's beautifully chaotic city

Mumbai: travels with my mother

After a happy childhood in 1940s Bombay, Claire Wrathall accompanies her mother as she makes a return passage to India for the first time in 60 years. But how will today’s Mumbai compare with her treasured memories?

John Simpson: Letter from Mumbai

The grandest railway station in the world, absurdly medieval structures and warty fruit – a passage to India’s bustling city certainly reveals some sights