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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 neeraj On 26 Oct, 2012 At 05:12 PM | Categorized As Celeb Spotting, India | With 1 Comment
Bigg Boss house

  Leading Hindi GEC Channel is all set to cash on the popularity of the Salman Khan hosted Bigg Boss show, as they have launched what is being known as the ‘Bigg Boss Tour’. In this full day trip, registered visitors will be riding from Mumbai to the Bigg Boss house in Lonavala in a [...]

By neeraj On 19 Sep, 2012 At 03:01 PM | Categorized As India, The Business of Travel | With 0 Comments

Kolkata might soon see a number of tourists flocking in from new international destinations. Four airlines - Turkish Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, FlyDubai and Xiamen Airlines – are reported to have been in negotiations with the Aviation ministry to operate from the new terminal at Kolkata, next year onwards. The new terminal has a capacity of [...]

By neeraj On 19 Sep, 2012 At 01:04 PM | Categorized As India, Mixed Bag | With 0 Comments
Delhi, Mumbai ‘Cheapest Food Cities’ in the World!

According to a new report released by Swiss Bank UBS, New Delhi and Mumbai are the ‘World’s cheapest cities for food’. The survey covered 72 cities from 58 countries, and put the two Indian cities at the bottom in terms of expense when it comes to food. According to the survey, Tokyo’s the most expensive [...]

By neeraj On 12 Sep, 2012 At 01:17 PM | Categorized As Getting Around, India | With 0 Comments
India’s longest bus to run between Bangalore and Mysore!

The country’s longest bus is now at your doorstep, folks. Or maybe just for the folks in Bangalore and Mysore, if you insist we be accurate. On Tuesday, the Deputy Chief Minister and Transport Minister of Karnataka, R Ashoka, launched the trial run of the longest passenger bus in the country, which shall initially run [...]

By neeraj On 7 Sep, 2012 At 01:30 PM | Categorized As Celeb Spotting, India | With 0 Comments
Brett to Lee-d Australian Tourism promotions in India!

  Australian fast bowler Brett Lee has been roped in to promote the country’s tourism in India. The tourism board has been doing some great work in its bid to woo Indian tourists to the land down under, and roping in handsome ‘Binga’ – a name his cricket team mates gave him - is a [...]

By neeraj On 6 Sep, 2012 At 12:00 PM | Categorized As Getting Around, India | With 0 Comments
International Cruise Terminal to be set-up in Mumbai

  Mumbai might just see a larger influx of international tourists to its shores, as Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan revealed plans of setting up an international cruise terminal in the city’s port. Speaking at the convention of Indian Association of Tour Operators in Mumba, the CM said that his government would be sending a proposal [...]

By neeraj On 3 Sep, 2012 At 04:12 PM | Categorized As India, Need to Know | With 0 Comments
Helmets to be compulsory for all two-wheeler riders in Goa!

  Come September 19, Ganesh Chaturthi, and Goa will see a lot many heads covered, as the state government is all set to enforce the compulsory helmet rule for all two wheeler riders. “We will strictly enforce the rule after Ganesh Chaturthi. Let our people worship Lord Ganesh and enjoy the festival,” Transport Minister Sudin [...]

By neeraj On 27 Aug, 2012 At 03:53 PM | Categorized As Fests and Celebrations, International | With 0 Comments
The fun is not over in London!!

  In the last two months or so, London has been one party place what with the summer Olympics holding centrestage, but even in its aftermath the fun refuses to stop. For taking place now is Europe’s biggest street festival – the Notting Hill Carnival. Held over two days in August every year (Bank holiday [...]

By neeraj On 24 Aug, 2012 At 11:32 AM | Categorized As India, Need to Know | With 2 Comments
First AC Double Decker Train between Delhi Jaipur launched today2

  The much hyped first AC double decker train between Delhi and Jaipur is all set to embark on its maiden journey today. The train, which will run daily, will cover the distance in four and a half hours. Every day, the train will leave Delhi’s Sarai Rohilla station at 5:35 pm and reach Jaipur [...]