The situation is so acute that India is experiencing a chef drain.
It began two years ago when two restaurants in England, Zaika and Tamarind, became the first Indian establishments in the world to be awarded a Michelin star.
The chefs coming to the UK are the products of the Taj or the Oberoi group of hotels. They are regarded as princes of their profession.
The Daily Telegraph 19/10/02 page 7 (Weekend)