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Winter-Holiday-Destinations-in-India

Winters – A season when people take some time off from their busy schedule and go on vacations to de-stress and rejuvenate themselves. While people go on vacations around the year, many talked about destinations are cold. Although some hunt for hot spots in winters to keep themselves dry and warm, others prefer cold spots, waiting to experience their first snowfall or simply for their love for the season. And Indians do not need to [...]

Demonetisation-Woes-Hit-Tourism-Season

On 8 November, 2016, Prime Minister Narendra Modi shocked the country by withdrawing high denomination notes (INR 500 and INR 1000) as legal tenders. The move was made with an intention to unearth the black money stashed by tax evaders, drug cartels, traffickers and other illegal entities. New INR 500 and INR 2000 notes were introduced but the move has caused much pain to the common man and a number of sectors in the country [...]

Best-Tourist-Destinations-in-2016

The year 2016 saw steady interest in travel and tourism within India, driven largely by domestic tourists. International tourists, too, continued to arrive in greater numbers taking advantage of a weaker rupee. Here is our list of some of the interesting and popular tourist sites, by category, in India for 2016. #Adventure 2016 showed India’s increasing interest in adventure-related tourism, with people wanting to experience different kinds of adventure sports. Trekking has traditionally been popular, [...]

struggling-to-conceive-a-baby-'boy'

The human sex ratio is the number of males for each 100 females in a population. A sex ratio above 100 means there are more males than females; a sex ratio below 100 means there are more females than males; a sex ratio of 100 means there are equal numbers of females and males in the country. The sex ratio in India as per a study conducted in 2015 by the UN is 106.98, which [...]

compulsory singing of national anthem

Rise of vigilantism was on the expected lines when the Supreme Court in its recent order directed movie theatres across the country to play the national anthem before the start of a film. The apex court, in its controversial order, made it mandatory for all movie goers to stand as a mark of respect when national anthem would be played in halls. While passing the directive it appears that the apex court has forgotten that [...]

jodhpur mumbai in world's most inspiring cities' list

Sun-drenched Miami, in the USA, famed for its colourful art deco buildings, white sand, surfside hotels and trendsetting nightclubs, has topped the 2016 list of the world’s most inspiring cities. The Inspiring Cities Ranking is run by TravelBird with the aim of inspiring the intrepid travellers to travel to the right city where the experience will be soul stirring and stimulating. The three cities following at close heels with the status of the most inspiring [...]

new zealand most preferred for 2017

New Year 2017 is just around the corner, and for Indians who love to be in exotic places to ring in the fresh year, New Zealand seems to be the most preferred country as per a survey by the global metasearch engine Skyscanner. The site (and mobile app) helps with information that enables people to find comparisons for flights, hotels and car hire, and as per a survey conducted, it seems Indians are moving away [...]

top five most expensive indian weddings

On November 9, 2016, Prime Minister Modi created history by banning Rs 500 and Rs 1000 denominations with the objective to crackdown on rampant corruption and counterfeit currency, and also bring in billions of dollars worth of black market money into the mainstream economy. The majority of Indians, the common man, have borne the brunt of it, standing in long queues in front of banks and ATMs, to withdraw measly amounts of cash for daily [...]

indore patna express derails

The Patna-Indore Express derailment brings in a reality check for the safety status of Indian Railways. Fourteen carriages of the Indore-Patna Express, travelling with more than 500 passengers, derailed just after 03:00 am local time on Sunday, 60 km from Kanpur, causing the death of 133 passengers. Being the early morning hours, most of the passengers were sleeping and were caught unawares. Witnesses say that they were woken up with a jolt as they heard [...]

more selfie deaths in India than rest of the world combined

India is in the news for the wrong reason this time. According to a recent study by scholars from Carnegie Mellon University and Indraprastha Institute of Information, Delhi, India has had the most number of deaths over the last two years, than any other country in the world, because of selfies being taken at odd times, in precarious positions. Using special search techniques to trawl the internet and social media, the researchers identified 127 confirmed [...]