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August, 2016

  • 17 August

    Manchester: Scintillating City of Science

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    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

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    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

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    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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January, 2016

  • 28 January

    Dubai Food Festival 2016 to open in February

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    Enjoy the Dubai Food Festival 2016 Come February, it will be time to taste exotic flavours in Dubai. The UAE’s annual gastronomic event will be held from February 25, 2016 to March 12, 2016. From the opening day onwards, thousands of tourists including visitors from India who will be travelling …

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  • 19 January

    Jakarta is sinking faster than Venice!

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    Will a giant bird-shaped sea wall save Jakarta? It’s sad but true. Many parts of Jakarta, the capital city of Indonesia are sinking at an average rate of 7.5 cms each year, say geodynamic experts. That’s exponentially more than ten times faster than Venice, already famous the world over as …

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December, 2015

  • 10 December

    Tips for attending a trade fair

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    How to be a smart trade fair visitor or participant People who attend trade fairs either want to exhibit products worth marketing, find vendors, meet potential customers, or buy inventory. In other words you could attend a trade fair as a participant or a visitor. Participating in a trade show …

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November, 2015

  • 28 November

    Saving Antarctica for future generations

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    How tourists can help save Antarctica Veena Patwardhan outlines why tourists need to understand the importance of saving Antarctica Antarctica, that remote, icy continent with pristine glaciers and environs, has always fascinated humankind. This unique continent at the South Pole has no human residents except for those working at scientific …

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