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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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Saving Antarctica for future generations

saving antarctica for future generations

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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Mexican Food

traditional mexican food for indians

Mexican recipes Mexican food is not bland, but has a generous sprinkling of spices, just the way we Indians like it; also, many of the ingredients are similar, e.g., tomatoes, onions, chillies, garlic, etc.; and last but not the least, the key item in a Mexican menu is the Mexican …

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Traditional Kashmiri Food

firni recipe

Cuisine of Kashmir Kashmir, India. The Mughals called it “Paradise on Earth”. People today call it the Indian Switzerland. Showcased in innumerable Hindi films, Kashmir’s legendary landscapes can be instantly identified by Bollywood buffs. But besides all this, Kashmir is also famous for its aromatic and flavourful cuisine. Traditional Kashmiri …

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Holiday spots of Bollywood celebrities

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Bollywood’s holiday destinations Bollywood is known for shooting at interesting locations in India and abroad. And it is a fact that a few places attract tourists only after a film is shot there. Movies like “Dil To Pagal Hai”, “Kaho Na Pyar Hai”, and “Salaam Namaste” put countries like Germany, …

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Traditional Italian Recipes

traditional italian biscotti

Tasty and simple Italian cuisine Generally, non-Italians tend to associate traditional Italian cooking with just two dishes: pizza and pasta. They couldn’t be more wrong. Italy is a beautiful country with so much variety and the wide-ranging classic Italian dishes are only a reflection of the diversity of Italian culture. …

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Belgian food

carrot muffins

Belgian cuisine Belgium has a history of being invaded several times in the past. Celts, Romans, Vikings, the Spanish, Austrians and the French – all of them ruled over the region we now call Belgium. And Belgian food reflects the influences of all of these. Potatoes are a staple for …

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Traditional Goan Food

goan prawn curry

Goan cooking Picture the green groves and beautiful beaches of Goa, and what are you reminded of? Yes, fish, feni and fun. Prettier than a postcard, this tiny Indian state is a hot spot for both domestic and international tourists. Ruled by Hindu and Muslim kings and then for over …

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Bollywood Stories Part I

shilpa shetty richard gere kiss

Bollywood kisses Bollywood fans being spread across the globe, Bollywood stories always make news and are eagerly discussed from New Delhi to New York. Something that keeps catching the attention of the world now and then are Bollywood’s “kissing kissas”. Shilpa Shetty Richard Gere kiss When Padmini Kolhapure planted a …

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Traditional Bengali Food

rasmalai bengali sweet

Bengali Cuisine When one thinks of Bengal, one remembers Rabindranath Tagore, Satyajit Ray, the Durga Puja Festival… and lip-smacking Bengali mithai. As everyone knows, Bengalis are passionate about their staple food – fish and rice. Rice, which enjoys pride of place in the centre of traditional Bengali cooking, is accompanied …

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