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Darjeeling Express's Second Daughters featured in BBC

Darjeeling Express's Second Daughters featured in BBC

Video: "In India it's hard to be a woman. Up to 12 million girls have been aborted in the last three decades in India.

But being a second daughter can be even harder. Families with daughters are expected to pay dowries when their children get married to the groom's family, which is often seen as a financial burden.

Restaurateur Asma Khan wanted to give back - so she opened a restaurant five years ago which is home to a team of women who have never cooked professionally - but all have something in common: they are second daughters."

See full feature on BBC.

A Family Affair

A Family Affair

... Opening Darjeeling Express was a huge leap, but Asma has thrived and it's because, she says, "You don't realize how much you learn by observation and how to deal with challenges." Growing up Asma' watched her mother deftly orchestrate weddings and other huge-scale events. Crisis management was just an ordinary task in her mother's hospitality business. And Asma unknowingly picked up the ethos of how to manage a business and make it your family...

This isn't about Nostalgia

This isn't about Nostalgia

...these collection of photographs are a reminder of the history of Asma’s home cuisine. At Darjeeling Express, she honours, preserves and protects the recipes that have passed through generations so that people of all times and of all places can savour some of it.

All aboard Darjeeling Express

All aboard Darjeeling Express

So come. Put down some roots, even if just for a little while, and spend some time in a home away from home. Let us impress you with simple food and quite simply, our love