Brought together for one of the largest tourism fairs, the ITB in Berlin, this issue of India & You has been articulated with stories giving a glimpse into Indian heritage. Keeping in line with the theme ‘Heritage Tourism’, the writers for the magazine are telling tales of history lesser known, grand Indian Palaces, vividly painted villages and some architecturally magnificent temples. From Rajasthan to Gujarat, and down south to Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, the storytelling alone will take you places, exotic and dreamy. Exposing you to the cultures of West Bengal and Maharashtra, this ITB special issue is a ride into history. With hearty reads on Fashion, wellness and cinema, the magazine is a promise of something more. So, dwell in and enjoy.
Alliance Française de Delhi (AFD) saw thousands of francophone come together on the International Francophonie Day to celebrate the French language and the Francophone culture in its diverse forms
An investigation of India’s most notorious gang rape, Deepa Mehta’s Anatomy of Violence was hailed as the most creative outlet for dialogue in Toronto this November. The film indicts the society that breeds rapists and instigates gender violence. Canada-based filmmaker Deepa Mehta delves deep into the cultural aspects of India that breeds a notion of … Continue reading Anatomy of Violence →
This unique bean and berry combo is native to the north-western Indian state, Rajasthan, and particularly to the most arid regions of it. Ker and sangri are a traditional Indian delight, widely consumed in the state of their produce and other states where they are carted. A spicy indulgence playfully mellowed down with curd, the … Continue reading Ker Sangri →
Since the 1950s, the neighbourhoods of Gare du Nord (the North Station) in Paris have been home to many migrants from the Indian subcontinent and their inseparable cultures. Many a country receiving Indian migrants has witnessed, since decades, new zones emerge, dominated by the Indian population. These zones are often baptised ‘Little India’ and have … Continue reading Little India in the heart of Paris →
Hampi is one of the most extraordinary archaeological sites in India. Here, it is believed, once flourished the legendary kingdom of Kishkinda, from the Hindu epic, Ramayana. Today, the site harbours a fascinating mix of Hindu mythology and historic events, and a peaceful life in the neighbouring villages. The rugged and uneven steps of a … Continue reading Fascinating Hampi →
Rahul Mishra is a young and evolving Indian fashion designer with a successful collection in the yearly Paris Fashion week. He has a clear vision of the specifics of the booming Indian luxury market and how to develop internationally, in a landscape of big fashion groups such as LVMH (Louis Vuitton) or Kering (Gucci).
In an exclusive interview with Taleb Rifai, the Secretary-General of the United Nations’ World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), India & You brings out the most crucial aspects of India’s reflection on the world tourism map and how the country remains a key focus area for this global tourism body. As a reaction to the terror and … Continue reading Taleb Rifai, Secretary General, United Nations’ World Tourism Organisation →
Various organisations and employers in India are ignorant about the inclusion and rehabilitation of disabled persons. However, there are others who are recognising the need to tap the differently-abled population to create a pool of happy and truly special employees; despite the challenges.
In a nation where gifting and feasting are ingrained traditions, chocolate is replacing the Indian sweets (mithai) at festivals, weddings and other significant events. When in the 15th century Christopher Columbus, an Italian explorer, found the cocoa beans, he would have never thought that chocolate made from these beans would become such an intrinsic part … Continue reading Chocolate Expelling →
For several thousand years now, Tulsi is being worshipped in India as a sacred form of goddess Lakshmi and is also used as a traditional medicine. However, not only therapeutic properties, but the holy basil also has skin and hair benefits as well as purifying powers to strife off viruses and bacteria. There is undoubtedly … Continue reading Holy Basil →