November, 2012

By Shivangi On 30 Nov, 2012 At 10:43 AM | Categorized As International, Mixed Bag | With 0 Comments
The longest flight....

Some of us like aisle seats, some of us prefer windows, the rest of us are so late we almost never have a choice. I just love the look on the attendant’s face when I’ve barely scraped it in time and then have the audacity to ask for a preference of seat. Innocent smile, puppy [...]

By Shivangi On 22 Nov, 2012 At 06:44 PM | Categorized As Fests and Celebrations, India | With 2 Comments
Fatehpur Sikri attracts the largest crowds this year

It’s World Heritage Week! And how many of us even knew? Backed by the Archeological Survey of India, it began on November 19 and concludes on November 25. The aim, of course, is to preserve and protect our rich cultural lineage. Fatehpur Sikri has attracted throngs of both, domestic and foreign tourists, in its observance [...]

By Aashima On 17 Nov, 2012 At 06:19 PM | Categorized As India, Need to Know | With 2 Comments
Chopper services from Delhi to Vrindavan began November 11

Pawan Hans Helicopters Limited (PHHL), the state-owned helicopter service has now launched regular chopper flights between Delhi and the holy city of Vrindavan. Associated with the childhood of Lord Krishna, Vrindavan is thronged by devotees of Krishna who come to offer prayers at the many temples of the city. In the last few months, plans and [...]

By neeraj On 16 Nov, 2012 At 06:44 PM | Categorized As Fests and Celebrations, India | With 0 Comments
First Rover's writer festival in India

‘The Bookwallah’, the first roving writers’ festival in India, is in its second last leg now, and the bandwagon has now reached Chennai. it’s a fascinating initiative in which five talented authors were chosen from Australia and India to travel the length and breadth of India by train, stopping at select destinations enroute, in search of [...]

By Aashima On 6 Nov, 2012 At 07:04 PM | Categorized As India, Mixed Bag | With 0 Comments
Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada, with wife Laureen pose in front of the Taj Mahal at Agra

On a six-day tour of India, to boost trade ties and promote better relations, Stephen Harper, the Prime Minister of Canada, landed in Agra on Sunday evening. And on his first day, went all out touristy, making Taj Mahal his first stop. In the misty morning, Harper, along with his wife, Laureen, received a private [...]

By Aashima On 2 Nov, 2012 At 05:03 PM | Categorized As India, Need to Know | With 0 Comments
Corbett will implement the new guidelines prescribed by the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) over the next six months

Following the lifting of ban on tourism activities in tiger reserves by the Supreme Court, the Corbett National Park has unlocked its gates for tourists, just in time for the beginning of the post-monsoon season. And ever since the reopening on October 20, visitors have been trooping in, although the reopening is currently limited to [...]