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September, 2017

  • 26 September

    Kaziranga National Park re-opening on 2 October

    one-horn indian rhinoceros, Kaziranga

    Enjoy Kaziranga, but help conserve it too Post the monsoon break, the famed Kaziranga National Park in Assam, well-known as the home of large populations of the one-horn Indian rhino, is scheduled to reopen for tourists on 2nd October. The UNESCO world heritage site will reopen at 5am at Mihimukh …

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  • 3 September

    Madhubala at Madame Tussauds, Delhi!

    madhubala at madam tussauds

    Madhubala’s wax statue at Delhi’s Tussauds Museum Considered by millions to be the most beautiful Bollywood actress ever, Madhubala may have died at the tender age of 36 in 1969, but she has now been immortalised at the new Madame Tussauds in Delhi. When the museum opens later this year, …

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August, 2017

  • 18 August

    Melbourne ranked as the most liveable city

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    Yet again, Melbourne tops the list of most liveable cities For the seventh time in a row, Melbourne has emerged as the world’s most liveable city according to the annual Liveability Index drawn up by the Economist’s Intelligence Unit covering 140 cities in the world. Ever since this Index was …

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April, 2017

  • 15 April

    India, Japan, China amid friendliest in Asia

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    India, Japan, China, improve tourism-friendly rankings According to the 2017 World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index, India, Japan, and China, have turned out to be the friendliest countries in Asia where tourism is considered. These three Asian countries have emerged among the top 50 countries in …

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August, 2016

  • 17 August

    Manchester: Scintillating City of Science

    manchester esof 2016

    A memorable sojourn in Manchester By Veena Patwardhan I was recently in the vibrant ‘second city of the UK’ to attend one of the most reputed science conferences in Europe – ESOF 2016 (EuroScience Open Forum 2016) held from 23 – 27 July 2016. ESOF is a biennial event, held …

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April, 2016

  • 10 April

    The impact of terrorism on tourism

    impact of terrorism on tourism

    The effects of terror attacks on tourism By Kunal Bhatia What comes to mind immediately when one mentions Paris, Brussels or Ankara? Perhaps one may think of stunning monuments such as the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Brussels’ Grand Place square or the imposing Anitkabir Mausoleum in Ankara. One may also …

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March, 2016

  • 1 March

    What’s holding Indian tourism back?

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    E-visa a success, but poor infrastructure a hurdle Going by the information released by the tourism ministry, the e-visa scheme seems to be a hit with international tourists. According to official records, over 4.45 lakh tourists arrived in India last year through the online visa scheme alone, registering a growth …

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February, 2016

  • 2 February

    Indian passport to be issued in one week

    indian passport application

    Get your Indian passport in 7 days with just 4 documents It’s true. It will no longer take ages to get your Indian passport. Now with only four documents you could get it in just a week! According to the changes announced by the Ministry of External Affairs, the Indian …

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