Tips and deals of the week: Martin Parr India tour, Eastpak Transverz XS and Raymond Blanc's Manoir aux Quat'Saisons cooking course


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The tour

Magnum photographer Martin Parr leads a 12-day India tour with Cox & Kings on 16 February. It features famous sites with a chance to photograph them under expert guidance (

The kit

Eastpak's Transverz XS bag meets easyJet's new luggage restrictions. Measuring 45cm x 32cm x 30cm, the two-wheeled case comes in a dozen colours and weighs just over 2kgs; £85 (

The course

Raymond Blanc's Manoir aux Quat'Saisons hotel launches a "How to Cook and Eat Well" course in November. Inspired by the BBC series, it will feature recipes such as lobster ravioli; £360 (